Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit

Dick M. Carpenter II, Ph.D.

A “bottlenecker” is someone who uses the power of the government to limit competition in the market and artificially boost their own profits. Bottleneckers use a variety of methods to achieve their goals, including tax loopholes, regulations, occupational licensing requirements, minimum wage laws and many more. The end result when these special interest bottleneckers succeed is fewer choices and higher prices for consumers, fewer job opportunities for workers and less innovation throughout the economy.

Based on information from his brand new book on the topic, Dick Carpenter, director of strategic research at the Institute for Justice, will discuss the history of America’s problem with bottleneckers and solutions for dealing with them.

Event SponsorMackinac Center for Public Policy
Event Date and Time Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Additional Informationhttps://www.mackinac.org/EVT-INI20170228
Event Location

Radisson Lansing Hotel at the Capitol
Capitol III
111 North Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

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