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The Government Tilt: How Crony Capitalism Distorts Markets

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The American Conservative presents: "The Government Tilt: How Crony Capitalism Distorts Markets".

Is "pro-business" the same as "pro-market"? This discussion will explore the cozy relationships between government and business that pervade much of the American economy, and make the case that the growth of crony capitalism--and the policies that feed it--runs counter to a truly conservative approach to economic policy.

There will be a cocktail reception at 4:00pm, directly before the panel discussion. The panel will include:

Tim Carney, commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

David M. Smick, of Johnson-Smick International, international macroeconomic consulting firm. He will discuss the relationship between the Big Banks of Wall Street and the Federal Government, which harms Main Street banks and local enterprise.

Dana Wade, senior research fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, tracks Crony Capitalism in all its manifestations. She will discuss how crony capitalism gums up the tax code and distorts economic decision making.

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, former Ambassador to the European Union (2006-2007) and former Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Diplomacy (2008-2009). He is the founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, a law and strategy firm in Washington, D.C., focused on constitutional and regulatory issues.

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Robert W. Merry, editor of The American Conservative and longtime Washington journalist and publishing executive, who spent 12 years as a political reporter for The Wall Street Journal and 22 years as an executive at Congressional Quarterly Inc.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to guarantee your seat by clicking "Register" above.

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