Bootleggers and Baptists in the Garden of Good and Evil: Understanding America's Entangled Economy

May 20, 2015May 21, 2015
Rayburn House Office Building B-369

Event Speakers

Bruce Yandle

Distinguished Adjunct Fellow

The U.S. economy is no longer performing at historic levels of growth. Today, there is a new, slow growth economy entangled with regulation.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join Dr. Bruce Yandle, distinguished Mercatus Center adjunct professor of economics at George Mason University, for a Capitol Hill Campus presentation examining the regulation-entangled U.S. economy.

Dr. Yandle will

  • Discuss the economy in terms of the Bootlegger/Baptist political model, noting how regulation can be a tool to suppress competition and protect profits;
  • Present the adverse effects of command-and-control regulation on small firms and employment growth; and
  • Explore the role of the legislative process in alleviating the burden of entangling regulations.

Space is limited. Please register online for this event. 

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Lunch will be provided. Due to space constraints, this event is not open to interns. Questions? Please contact Samantha Hopta at or (703) 993-4967.