Reason Foundation President David Nott

We have asked David to give us some thoughts on how to reconcile the inherent conflicts between government intelligence gathering (particularly electronic and communications) to provide for individual and national security and the equally important right to personal privacy for innocent citizens. It’s a tough one – are you willing to give up some, a lot, or none of your privacy rights to the government in exchange for a higher probability of security for yourself, your co-workers, and your family. No easy answers, but the Libertarian view should be interesting as applied to solving this challenging dilemma.

Anyone who has ever driven the 605, 105, 60, or 10 freeways knows we have a transportation problem. David will also discuss mobility here in Southern California. The inability to move business goods and services efficiently is as big a problem, if not bigger, than our long and agonizing commutes and (so called) pleasure drives.

David is the President of Reason Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing free markets and free minds. David was previously President of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He was also a certified petroleum engineer with Shell California Production, Inc. Nott graduated from Stanford University with Distinction in Economics and Petroleum Engineering.

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