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Jan Helfeld conducts YouTube political interviews and documentaries. He has hosted the weekly The Bottom Line program, which employs the Socratic method. Jan asks politicians, especially on the federal level, questions about their support of certain aspects of public policy in a way in which he tries to expose contradictions and hypocrisies. His interview topics include morality, crime, ethics (including meta-ethics), taxation, marijuana legalization, the federal budget deficit, and human nature. Helfeld attended the University of Puerto Rico. Helfeld is a minarchist.
Lawsuit with Esteban Torres
Rep. Esteban Torres stole one of two tapes of his interview after ending it. Helfeld sued Torres and won a settlement of $45,000 with a written apology.
- ^ TV Host's Suit Charges Torres With False Arrest; Politics: Man is seeking $50,000 in damages because police were called after a disagreement during an interview with the congressman, LA Times
- ^ How to reduce crime, YouTube, 2009
- ^ LEGALIZING MARIJUANA - Rep. Carson, YouTube
- ^ Anarchy vs Minarchy, YouTube, 2009
- ^ "TV Host's Suit Charges Torres With False Arrest" Los Angeles Times, 24 October 1996
- ^ Settlement, Jan E. HelFeld v. United States of America, 96-2163-GK, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1996