Free the Economy Episode 12: Consumer Welfare and Big Government with Patrick Hedger

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This week we talk about the drama with Silicon Valley Bank and the proposal from Wayne Crews for an Abuse-of-Crisis Prevention Act, how to protect retirement savings from political mismanagement, and the constitutional limits on federal agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Our interview this week is with Patrick Hedger of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. We review what the Federal Trade Commission has been doing on competition and antitrust policy and size up the threat from government censorship of online media platforms.

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Stay tuned next week for Episode 13 when we’ll be interview Spencer Purnell, Director of Technology Policy at the Reason Foundation.