Party Time at CEI

The Washington Times cited President Kent Lassman on CEI’s Annual Dinner.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is preparing to celebrate its 35th anniversary in a big way, staging a sumptuous dinner at a glittering hotel not all that far from the White House.

“We will celebrate 35 years of success in promoting free market values and policies with a June 20 gala featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry, Reason Magazine editor-in-chief Katherine Mangu-Ward, and the 2019 winner of the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award, Johan Norberg. It will be an evening of optimism, ideas, and humor about the absurdities of life in Washington, D.C,” notes Kent Lassman, president of the nonprofit policy organization.

Mr. Barry is an ideal keynote speaker to address those quirks of Washington; his recent books include: “Big Trouble,” “Lunatics,” “Tricky Business,” “I’ll Mature When I’m Dead” and “Insane City.” The Simon Award, incidentally, recognizes those whose work promotes the vision of “man as the ultimate resource.”

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