San Jose Supporter and Friend Lunch

Jun 07, 2016
12:00pm1:30pm

Event Speakers

Christopher Koopman

Senior Affiliated Scholar

When companies are allowed to compete freely, the market thrives and the consumer benefits. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs are being held back by old laws and risk-averse regulators. Outdated and unnecessary regulations, corporate welfare, and cronyism are all waging a war on American entrepreneurship, combining to discourage innovation and prevent new goods and services from entering the market. We see the effects in a variety of industries: certificate-of-need laws inhibit health care providers from offering new and better treatments; craft brewers must jump through regulatory hoops to sell their hops; and ridesharing services are under constant scrutiny.

What could American innovators accomplish if they weren’t discouraged by cronyism and regulations that were enacted before the development of today’s technology?

Join us for a discussion with Mercatus Research Fellow Christopher Koopman, who will explain the greatest threats to capitalism today and what reforms could put us on the path to the next Industrial Revolution.

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.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Caitlyn Schmidt at cschmidt@mercatus.gmu.edu or 703-993-4925.