The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s work on the intersection of business and government builds on a long history of defending capitalism, promoting free enterprise, supporting entrepreneurship, and encouraging innovation. To further those goals, CEI believes business leaders must play a larger role in challenging government intervention and special interest cronyism. That fight is vital – not just for investors and entrepreneurs, but to all of us, who know free markets produce more fair and compassionate outcomes for all people, regardless of their means.

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Corporate Governance

Retirement Security Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which governs private pensions, in 1974, in response to widespread concerns at the time…

Business and Government


Free to Prosper

Free to Prosper: A Pro-Growth Agenda for the 118th Congress highlights specific steps lawmakers can take to prevent overreach by executive branch agencies, reduce the costs…

Business and Government


Crisis Abuse in History

Last week, CEI released Wayne Crews’s paper proposing an Abuse of Crisis Prevention Act. (If you prefer the short version, see Wayne’s and my…


National Review

The ESG Backlash

The movement for environment, social, and governance (ESG) investing, after several years of headline-grabbing growth, is about to hit a wall of resistance. Conservatives have come…

Business and Government

Clyde Wayne Crews

Fred L. Smith Fellow in Regulatory Studies

  • Business and Government
  • Consumer Freedom
  • Deregulation

Richard Morrison

Senior Fellow

  • Antitrust
  • Business and Government
  • Capitalism and Free Enterprise

Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Founder; Chairman Emeritus

  • Automobiles and Roads
  • Aviation
  • Business and Government

Ryan Young

Senior Economist

  • Antitrust
  • Business and Government
  • Regulatory Reform