RealClear Radio Hour: Executive Actions and Blockchain Technology

In this episode, Andrew Grossman proposes executive actions Trump can take to undo problematic portions of Obama’s pen and phone legacy and Donatien Adou discusses how blockchain technology is being used to secure property rights in the Ivory Coast. 

Up first is Andrew Grossman, a partner at the law firm BakerHostetler and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Andrew discusses the extra-Constitutional tactics of the modern presidency that have given unbridled, unprecedented discretion to executive branch agencies. He outlines executive actions of the Obama administration—from the Clean Power Plan and delays to implementation of parts of the Affordable Care Act to various Dear Colleague letters and regulation by blog post—that are ripe for executive undoing by the new administration.

My second guest this week is Donatien Adou, Scientific Committee Member at Audace Institut Afrique (AIA). Donatien discusses the history of political corruption, weak rule of law, and lack of enforceable property rights in his native Ivory Coast. To empower bottom-up development, he shares how AIA is testing the use of blockchain technology to create land titling and registry systems throughout the country’s valuable agricultural land.

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