From Barbers to Bailouts: How Corporate Welfare Threatens Free Markets

Cronyism permeates nearly every aspect of the economy. The federal government spends almost $100 billion each year on corporate welfare in the form of subsidies, tax credits, and loans to politically-favored businesses, giving them an unfair advantage. Meanwhile, regulatory barriers such as occupational licenses, certificates of need, and other unnecessary rules and mandates can block new competitors from entering a market and stifle entrepreneurship. Is it time to rethink long-standing policies of government favoritism? Do targeted tax preferences, subsidies, regulations, and tariffs encourage competitiveness, or entice companies to focus more on pleasing Washington than their consumers?

Please join the Charles Koch Institute and a panel of experts for a lively and interactive conversation on corporate welfare.


Thursday, July 28, 2016
3:00-3:50 p.m.


 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention

Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C. 20064 


Bill Frezza, Competitive Enterprise Institute 


Romina Boccia, The Heritage Foundation

Bob McNamara, Institute for Justice

Mac Zimmerman, Americans for Prosperity Foundation


Register for the YAL National convention here.



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