Mitch Daniels To Deliver First Major Speech On Regulatory Reform

Mitch Daniels To Deliver First Major Speech On Regulatory Reform

CEI’s Annual Dinner to Feature Award for Free Market Advocacy
May 17, 2002

Washington, D.C., May 17, 2002 — The Competitive Enterprise Institute will feature the Honorable Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. as keynote speaker at its Eighth Annual Dinner on Wednesday, May 22.Mr. Daniels will speak on the need for reform of the federal regulatory system.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


“Now more than ever, we need leaders who seek out free market solutions to the challenges confronting our nation,” said CEI president Fred L. Smith, Jr.  “Many Americans don’t realize federal regulations cost us hundreds of billions of dollars each year, and we are eager to hear Mitch Daniels’ thoughts about how to best reform the regulatory state to make it more effective.”


The CEI annual dinner is an opportunity to remember the pioneering work of the late journalist Warren T. Brookes, former columnist for the Boston Herald and Detroit News.  Brookes used his nationally syndicated column to challenge conventional wisdom and popular myth on a broad range of economic and environmental issues.  In his honor, CEI sponsors the Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship.  The current Brookes Fellow is Eileen Ciesla. 

The dinner also serves as a forum for celebrating the work of the late economist Julian Simon. Simon’s central goal was to undermine the prevailing gloomy predictions about the future of the world’s environment and economy.  With a rigorous dedication to scientific honesty, he produced a body of work that changed the way the world thinks about population growth, natural resources, and economic development.  In his honor, CEI sponsors the Julian Simon Memorial Award.  The award for 2002 will be presented to Robert L. Bradley, Jr., President of the Institute for Energy Research.

What: Competitive Enterprise Institute Eighth Annual Dinner When: Wednesday, May 22, 20026:00 p.m. Reception7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program Where: Capital Hilton1001 16th Street NWWashington, D.C. Who: Hon. Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Keynote Speaker

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