Who REALLY Runs America? MHVille Timely Reminder, Columbia Law Prof Philip Hamburger Video


The genius of America is that it was set up as a representative government, but increasingly, Americans are ruled over by leaders who are unelected, and very powerful,” says Prager U. “Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger unmasks the people who are really ruling our lives.”


As with other curated Prager U videos previously shown on the Daily Business News on MHProNews, this one makes a point that many manufactured housing industry professionals may know experientially, but some often miss the troubling reality intellectually.

What happens after a law is passed?  Or what about laws that were never passed, but you or your business finds itself confronted with something that is behaving as a law would?



Think about two examples.

  • The Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing, passed by Congress in 2008 under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA), or
  • the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, and enhanced preemption.

On paper, the industry has ‘two great laws,’ as the linked report in the box below reveals.  You can access that report by clicking on the hotlink within the box.


Two Great Laws Already on the Books NOW,  Can Unlock Billion$ Annually for Manufactured Housing Industry Businesse$, Investor$

While one might nuance this topic by saying that there are obviously others pulling the strings. So this video shouldn’t be understood as the only ones that ‘run America.’ But the challenge of the reality of how government in the U.S. operates – along with some suggested fixes – by Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger, makes it good viewing and a worthwhile share with your team and colleagues.“We Provide, You Decide.” ©  ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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