Big Government Policies That Hurt the Poor and How to Address Them

Event Poverty and Inequality
Event Poverty and Inequality

April 6, 2017 Big Government Policies That Hurt the Poor and How to Address Them

A Heritage Foundation Half-Day Summit

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Description

Expanding government is frequently seen as good for those in need. Limiting government is often portrayed as hurting them. The reality is that, in many cases, government policy can make it more difficult for those striving to make ends meet. 

Join us as leading experts explore the damage to the poor from misguided economic policies, with an emphasis on harmful regulations and cronyism. Discussions will include how policies ranging from occupational licensure, energy regulations, and ridesharing restrictions, to land use policies create significant harm to the poor by limiting opportunity and driving up consumer prices.

Featuring the release of Heritage’s major new report: Big Government Policies That Hurt the Poor and How to Address Them

Agenda

8:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction

Ambassador Terry Miller, Director, Center for Free Markets and Regulatory Reform, The Heritage Foundation

Opening Keynote Remarks and Conversation
Don Boudreaux, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Getchell Chair, The Mercatus Center
Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

9:40 a.m. – Session I – Big Government Policies That Drive Up Consumer Prices

Daren Bakst, Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Ron Utt, Adjunct Fellow, Maryland Public Policy Institute
Tim Doescher, Special Assistant and Research Associate, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

10:45 a.m. – Session II – Big Government Policies That Limit Opportunity

Diane Katz, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Lisa Knepper, Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice 
Jason Snead,
Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
Patrick Tyrrell, Research Coordinator, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

11:30 a.m. – Featured Keynote Remarks

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., Founder, The Heritage Foundation

12:00 p.m. – Concluding Comments

Ambassador Terry Miller, Director, Center for Free Markets and Regulatory Reform, The Heritage Foundation

~ A light Luncheon Buffet will be provided following the Program ~

 

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