Trade freedom has increased around the world, according to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, due to a decrease in trade barriers, particularly tariffs. Despite this progress, many economies struggle with another burden that is increasing costs for families and businesses. Non-tariff barriers and overregulation, in the form of government-imposed laws and regulations, continue to stifle innovation and competition. These onerous and excessive regulations, backed by the power of the state, benefit the well-connected and act as an additional layer of government favoritism. Meanwhile, individuals are strapped with higher costs and fewer options.
Join us for a discussion on the impact of anticompetitive policies on economic freedom and prosperity.
More About the Speakers
Chief Executive Officer, Competere Group, and
Director of Economic Policy, Legatum Institute
Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,
and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Ambassador Terry Miller
Director, Center for Data Analysis and the Center for Trade and Economics and Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom