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  • The Middle Class Crisis That Wasn't

    July 15, 2019
    Recently billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad calls for a wealth tax in The New York Times and fellow billionaire Ken Fisher responded in USA Today with a challenge that wealthy Americans (and the rest of the country) would be better off investing their money in further for-profit enterprises. That’s a pretty stark contrast, and one that shows off two very different attitudes toward wealth and prosperity in America.
  • VIDEO: Break up the Antitrust Attack on Big Tech

    July 12, 2019
    The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation hosted an interesting policy discussion on antitrust this week titled “Breaking Up Big Tech: Making Sense of the Debate.” You can watch the entire 90-minute program below.
  • Who Does More Damage to a Free Economy: Socialists or Cronyists?

    July 11, 2019
    Our friend Matt Mitchell of the Mercatus Center has a fascinating new article at Reason on how businesspeople feel about government favors and privileges. It seems that a poll conducted by Matt and his colleagues finds that corporate managers and executives who work at companies that benefit from cronyism express a noticeably more favorable view of cronyism.
  • CEI Annual Dinner 2019: Rebecca Dunn

    July 11, 2019
    The videos and transcripts are in from the the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 35th Anniversary Dinner and Reception. One of the most moving moments of the evening was when longtime friend and supporter of CEI Rebecca Dunn took the stage to deliver a toast to our 35 years of research and advocacy.
  • CEI Annual Dinner 2019: Dave Barry

    July 11, 2019
    We here at the Competitive Enterprise Institute were excited when the funny and insightful writer Dave Barry agreed to deliver the keynote address at our 35th Anniversary Dinner and Reception. I am happy to report that his delivery exceeded even our expectations.
  • CEI Annual Dinner 2019: Johan Norberg

    July 11, 2019
    It’s been a couple of weeks since the success of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 35th Anniversary Dinner and Reception, and I’m happy to finally be able to bring everyone the videos and transcripts of all of the evening’s speakers. Below you’ll see the remarks delivered by the 2019 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award recipient Johan Norberg, who spoke about human progress and the importance of optimism.
  • CEI Annual Dinner 2019: Kent Lassman

    July 11, 2019
    All of the media content from the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 35th Anniversary Dinner and Reception last month is now available, including remarks from Master of Ceremonies Katherine Mangu-Ward, and CEI President Kent Lassman, whose speech you can view below (followed by a transcript).
  • CEI Annual Dinner 2019: Katherine Mangu-Ward

    July 11, 2019
    We’re still thanking everyone who supported, sponsored, and attended the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 35th Anniversary Dinner and Reception last month. One of the superstars of the program that we’re especially grateful to is our fabulous master of ceremonies, Reason magazine editor-in-chief Katherine Mangu-Ward. 
  • Free Trade Needs Louder Cheerleaders

    July 10, 2019
    There’s a new RealClear Opinion Research poll out, and it shows a disappointing lack of support for free markets and trade. RealClear found that only half of registered voters thought global trade had been a net positive for the U.S. over the past ten years. This is a significant decline in support, down from what had been a bipartisan consensus for decades.
  • VIDEO: Learning the Lessons of Tariffs and Trade

    July 3, 2019
    Our friends at the Adam Smith Society—the Manhattan Institute’s professional association for business students—have hosted some excellent events and presentations over the past few years, including at their 2018 annual meeting. At that event The Wall Street Journal’s Mary Anastasia O'Grady interviewed Prof. Douglas Irwin about his 2017 book "Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy." The event took place in April of last year, but their conversation is still very much relevant to trade debate going on today.

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