Join CEI experts for a lunch discussion of the recently published Free to Prosper. This biennial report provides concrete legislative proposals for every area of CEI research. Scholars will discuss the pro-growth impacts of removing tariffs and de-scheduling cannabis and share key strategies for regulatory reform in finance, environmental, and transportation policy.


Monday, February 4, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
(Lunch will be served)

Russell Senate Office Building
 Room SR-485


Ben Lieberman, Senior Fellow
Michelle Minton, Senior Fellow
Iain Murray, Vice President for Strategy and Senior Fellow
Daniel Press, Policy Analyst
Marc Scribner, Senior Fellow


Questions? Please email [email protected] or [email protected].
For purposes of congressional ethics rules, this is a widely attended event.


Every two years, CEI releases Free to Prosper: A Pro-Growth Agenda for Congress. With over 160 pages of specific policy proposals, the report is a useful tool for legislative staff. The agenda is forward-looking. Together, we can use these ideas as a starting point for government reforms that encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.

Panel topics will include:

  • What is the appropriate role of the federal government in regulating cannabis? How should it interact with states that have legalized for medical and/or recreational purposes?
  • What are the impacts of tariffs on American workers and consumers? Is it possible to “win” a trade war?
  • What is the future of transportation? How can we utilize technology to move people and goods more efficiently and effectively than ever before?
  • What are the impacts of environmental regulations? Do they actually solve the problems that they target? Do their benefits justify their costs?
  • What has been the impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since its creation? Has it made things better or worse for consumers?

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