Tue, 13 June 2017
Defending civil liberties isn’t only a matter of personal rights—it’s good for business. Companies and customers depend on strong digital privacy, without government interference. The Muslim travel ban threatened to separate valuable employees from their workplaces. Mass incarceration imposes a heavy burden on taxpayers. States that tax and regulate marijuana enjoy new revenue. The boycott in response to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” cost the state more than $3 billion. Chris Ott, new executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, will discuss how dedication to liberty and justice can benefit the bottom line.