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Comparative Law Made Easy

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One of the struggles that people organizations have is not understanding the other perspective. If you are a conservative, you refuse to learn the liberal mind. If you are a liberal, you refuse to learn the conservative mind. If you are libertarian, you refuse to learn the authoritarian mind, and so on. Most individuals score as authoritarian liberals or authoritarian conservatives on the political compass.

If you are trying to figure out governing style is most effective, it helps to look at countries that have each. Most national governments are authoritarian. A truly libertarian government, where the government does not apply force to achieve its objectives, is hard to maintain in practice. The continued battles for power between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. is really one between two kinds of authoritarian political groups.

The advantage of authoritarian political systems is they can use force to achieve their objectives. Their government styles are quicker and more efficient. The negative of an authoritarian government is it often has extreme weaknesses. Authoritarian governments neglect and persecute the minority, ignoring the benefits that the minority can give them. When conservative authoritarians are in power, they block immigrants from entering the country, and begin a nationalistic campaign of glory with their military, fomenting wars abroad. When liberal authoritarians are in power, they place draconian regulations on commerce, which lower the economic vitality of the nation, all in the name of protecting the poor. They also impose a compromised moral system that leads to the degeneration of the personal character of the nation’s youth.

Libertarian belief systems have the advantage that they do not use force to achieve their objectives. They use persuasion and investment. An example would be Hong Kong. Hong Kong is an example of a conservative libertarian government. The Hong Kong government has China as its foundation power, but the Chinese government permits Hong Kong to have a very free trade friendly city. The result is tons of wealth and prosperity in a former little tropical fishing village. The disadvantage is Hong Kong requires an outside government to protect it militarily with force, because Hong Kong does not have a forceful government of its own. A progressive libertarian government example is India. India wants to maximize religious diversity and welfare, but does not impose force to do so. India has hundreds of languages and is the world’s largest democracy. The disadvantage is because India does not heavily impose force on its own population to make them socially progressive, some radical Muslims and Hindus sometimes hurt their neighbors in regional rebellions. India is also very poor, because the central government has low power compared to the size of its population.

Sujit Choudhry is happy to walk people through comparative law using tools such as the political compass. If you would like to contact Choudhry, you can reach him at his LinkedIn account.

Choudhry likes seeing people learning from other political systems.


What is an SEC Whistleblower?

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An SEC whistle blower is someone who calls attention to and puts a stop to illicit activities that are going on in the SEC. They are the ones that report problems in hopes that the people who are doing unfair things will be punished and fairness will be brought to the SEC. For this reason, the whistle blowers are protected from many different issues that could come about from reporting incidents within the SEC. The whistle blower program was designed to ensure that the people would be protected no matter what information that they brought forward.

Many of the people who are completing unfair practices are people who are high up within the SEC. They are the people who have the power to retaliate against employees and ones who could, possibly, fire them if there were issues with the performance. They could also fire them if they were doing something wrong and the person reported them for it. This is called retaliation and it is something that was rampant in the SEC. It was a major problem and something that the SEC whistle blower program worked to combat by promising to protect any person who wants to come forward with information.

Another reason that many people simply did not bring attention of the unfair practices to authorities is that they are actually being paid for not reporting the information. The people who are stealing money steal so much of it that they can afford to pay off the people who they want to be quiet about the dealings. The SEC whistle blower program helps to protect the people from having this happen to them. The program offers rewards that will make up, and often surpass, the money that they were getting for being quiet about the unfair dealings within the SEC.

While the program agrees to protect people, it is still wise that they have an attorney to represent them throughout the whistle blowing process. Labaton Sucharow is a law firm that works exclusively with people who wish to report issues within the SEC to the authorities. They will help the people with the exact process to report them and will be with them, representing them, each step of the way. They are a business firm that is dedicated only to SEC whistle blowers and they recently helped one win the second highest reward from the SEC whistle blower program.


New Program Lauds SEC Whistleblowers

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The landmark decision of Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection act which greatly bolstered the ability of the government to regulation deviant business practices. Due to this reform a sweeping whistle-blower program was established which helped those cognizant of federal law violations at their respective place of business to rest easy in the knowledge that their right to employment would be protected and defended to the hilt.

Despite how truly monumental the Dodd Frank reforms were it was sometime before any law firms established themselves firmly as specialists within the field of SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) whistle-blower protection. The first law office to focus exclusively on SEC employee protection was Labaton Sucharow. Labaton Sucharow used their vast experience within the field of securities litigation to protect employees and maintain all SEC codes.

The firm is headed by Mr. Jordan A. Thomas whose resume seems perfectly tailored to the field of SEC whilsteblower protection. Mr. A. Thomas has a strong background in litigation which he obtained from working under the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Assistant Chief Litigation counselor. In point of fact it was Mr. A. Thomas who helped, in part, to design and direct the SEC whistleblower program, starting with the drafting process and taking it all the way to the finished legislation.

The program specifically states that the Securities and Exchange Commission is legally required to financially compensate any and all business whistle-blowers a ten to thirty percent dividend of the money obtained from the reform violations (if the total amount exceeds one million). Furthermore, if the aforementioned dollar amount it met or exceeded then the aforementioned whistle-blower may be eligible for even further monetary compensation should the violation be connected to any other organizations or industries. For those who are interested in learning more about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Whistle-blowers program they may be contacted via the telephone, email or through various other electronic forms. Once contacted simply ask for a initial case evaluation and consultation. It should also be noted that all first meetings and evaluations come at no cost to the individuals requesting them and are completely free. Learn more about the SEC Whistleblower attorneys