Crime Down: Prison Costs Up

Veronique de Rugy
Show Date
July 10, 2011
Big Government Civil Liberties
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Guest: Veronique de Rugy

Fear of crime is so yesterday. At one time, violent crime was on everyone’s mind but today, money is the big issue. We are plagued by out of control deficits, powerful public employee union rip-offs, out of control government spending and the expensive failed war on drugs. These issues all come together in this episode as Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center discusses “Prison Math” with Bob. American Exceptionalism is at risk because the United States hosts the world’s largest prison population. Are we truly “the land of the free” or are we all prisoners of our failed prison system?