New York City Supporter and Friend Lunch

May 02, 2013

Event Speakers

Matthew D. Mitchell

Senior Research Fellow

Please join us for lunch with Mercatus Center scholar Matthew Mitchell, who will discuss his new research on cronyism and the economic consequences of government favoritism.

For centuries, pundits, politicians, and philosophers have warned of the power of special interests. According to these warnings, concentrated interests hijack the democratic process to their own benefit and at the expense of the average citizen.

Research suggests that the dominance of special interests is inevitable, but history shows that sometimes democracies select policies that favor general interests instead of special interests. Matt will discuss a few of these exceptions and suggest policy solutions that overcome cronyism and the pathologies of special interest politics.

This is not a fundraising event, and there is no charge to join us. We are pleased to have you as our guest to show our thanks and appreciation to our donors. Dress is business casual. Please invite friends or associates who might be interested.