Louisville Supporter and Friend Lunch

Mar 01, 2016
12:00pm1:30pm

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to a timely lunch discussion about political and economic institutions as the nation prepares for this year's presidential election.

Mercatus believes that ideas change the world. Unfortunately, we've seen bad ideas turn into destructive public policy in our country. As you know, the Affordable Care Act has had negative impacts on businesses and individuals and is stifling innovation and entrepreneurship. Also concerning are predictions that indicate Social Security and other entitlement programs will go bankrupt in the near future. What are the best ideas for reforms that will restore prosperity in America?

Our featured speaker is Maurice McTigue, vice president for outreach at the Mercatus Center. As a former cabinet member and member of parliament in his native New Zealand, Maurice was one of the architects of the "New Zealand miracle," which dramatically reformed the country's government and economy by implementing market-driven, pro-growth policies. Maurice will share his thoughts and experiences with the political process, the role incentives play in government, steps to achieving real reform, and how free market ideas influence the debate.

This is not a fundraising event, and there is no charge to join us. Dress is business casual. Please invite friends or associates who might be interested.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Courtney Dunn at cdunn@mercatus.gmu.edu or 703-993-8297.