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Insightful weekly commentary on news & current events from economist Antony Davies and political scientist James R. Harrigan.

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Constitutional Crisis

April 8, 2020

In response to the virus, state and city governments are exercising powers that they wouldn’t have in normal times. State and local governments are ordering businesses to close, restricting people’s right to travel, and talking about legally suspending rent and debt payments. This week, Clark Neily joins us to discuss the black, white, and gray constitutional areas of governmental powers in times of crisis.

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