Trust Us is a documentary charting the origins of technocracy—rule by experts.
The United States was founded on a core principle: checks and balances. Each of the three branches of government would keep the others in check. But early-20th-century progressives had a different idea. They believed that they could fix the problems of modern society by supplanting our constitutional system with administrative experts.
What started as an earnest attempt to improve the human condition grew into the overbearing “fourth branch” of government that influences every aspect of our lives today. Ultimately, expert rule has led to tragic and dangerous consequences for the future of the country.
Join PLF and a panel of (dare we say it?) regulatory state experts for a film screening and discussion, followed by a reception. You’ll have a great time. Trust us.