One Nation, Ungovernable?

As a new Congress comes to Washington, along with a new president, CEI offers an agenda of policy solutions to secure the nation’s prosperity.

A Bipartisan Agenda for Economic Liberalization and Restraint on Political Power

From the introduction by Fred Smith:

Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s incoming chief of staff, recently commented: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Now, we at the Competitive Enterprise Institute are at least as concerned about the nation’s current economic crisis—but we are even more concerned about bad policies that may come out of this crisis.

Still, Emanuel’s point is valid. Crises expose unexpected—and often misunderstood—weaknesses in current policies. While our statist friends see this as an opportunity—indeed, a duty—to expand the size and scope of government,we at CEI see it as a chance to challenge the entanglement of the private and political spheres.

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