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
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
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