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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.


Dr. Dick Carpenter serves as a director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice. He works with IJ staff and attorneys to define, implement and manage social science research related to the Institute’s mission.
 

 


Lunch is free and is included with reservations. Please register online hereThe first 40 people to register for this event will receive a complimentary copy of the book “Bottleneckers” on the day of the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  11:30 a.m. - Check-in and lunch available
  Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Program with Q&A
WHERE: Radisson Lansing Hotel at the Capitol
  Capitol III
  111 North Grand Avenue
  Lansing, MI 48933

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 989-698-1905 or events@mackinac.org.

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