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Conor Friedersdorf (The AtlanticMeeting Triumph and Disaster) and Jim Manzi (National Review, Manhattan Institute)

Conor interviews Jim Manzi, author of the new book Uncontrolled. Jim explains how his background in business consulting shaped his view of what’s wrong with government. The two debate whether localities should be permitted to experiment with policies that reduce the freedom of their residents. Conor cites professional licensing as an area where localities experimenting with different approaches don’t seem to learn anything useful. Jim considers whether value-added teacher evaluation is worthwhile. Finally, Jim explains why he thinks there are no silver bullets for complex policy problems.

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Recorded:May 22    Posted:May 29, 2012
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Friedersdorf | May 29, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Jim Manzi

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