Conventional wisdom holds that business and government are enemies, each trying to restrain the other’s power. In fact, businesses have always taken advantage of government authority to stifle competition and protect their own profits. The people who really lose under such an arrangement are consumers, taxpayers and start-up entrepreneurs. Crony capitalism—the opposite of free enterprise—empowers government-granted monopolies, props up inefficient and unprofitable companies with subsidies, and stifles new ideas and market innovation.
Please join the Acton Institute and America's Future Foundation for a free lecture, networking, and one free drink on us! Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the lecture will start promptly at 6:30 PM followed by Q&A and discussion with the lecturer at 7:05 PM.