Statute overload: Are there too many laws?

Do we need more laws to protect the vulnerable and who are they anyway? With legislation expanding at a great pace into areas previously considered private or informal an exceptional panel filmed at the Battle of Ideas, discuss what is at stake. Not only are we made incapable of solving problems ourselves there is, speakers suggest, a danger of undermining the rule of law itself. The audience pipes up with plenty of big questions from why have legislative solutions become so popular among politicians to what makes a ‘good’ law?

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