Consumer Welfare and Big Government with Patrick Hedger

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In episode 14, we talk about the drama with Silicon Valley Bank and the proposal from Wayne Crews for an Abuse-of-Crisis Prevention Act, how to protect retirement savings from political mismanagement, and the constitutional limits on federal agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Our interview this week is with Patrick Hedger of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. We review what the Federal Trade Commission has been doing on competition and antitrust policy and size up the threat from government censorship of online media platforms. Free the Economy is hosted by Richard Morrison. Our producers are Scooter Schaefer, Phoebe Gersten, and Ryan Kracinski. Keep up with the show by following us on Twitter at @freethe_economy and read our episodes summaries with links to the stories we cover at