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 Sponsor||Mackinac Center for Public Policy|
|Event Date and Time||
Tuesday, February 28, 2017|
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Lansing Hotel at the Capitol