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Thursday, June 23 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Saving Capitalism from the “Capitalists”: A Discussion on the Future of Free Markets

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Sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute.

Americans have seen Washington come to the rescue of the wealthy and well-connected time and again. Subsidies, tax loopholes, regulatory privileges, and "protections" have spawned outrage from individuals across the political spectrum, and gave rise to both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements.

At every level of government, politically-connected insiders have been given special favors, leaving both consumers and the future of free-markets in jeopardy. But where do the greatest threats to capitalism come from? How did we get to our current situation, and what can be done about it?

Join Elliot Fox (Outreach Coordinator, Charles Koch Institute) in a lively and interactive conversation with Christopher Koopman (Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University) to answer these and other questions.

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Elliott Fox

Outreach Coordinator, Charles Koch Institute
Elliott Fox is an Outreach Coordinator at the Charles Koch Institute, focusing on building coalitions and engaging allies on cronyism and government-granted privilege. Previously, Fox spent two years on the policy team at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, where he specialized in health care and energy policy. Fox received his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law from the University of Richmond. He is an alumnus of the Koch... Read More →

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Christopher Koopman

Research Fellow, Project for the Study of American Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Christopher Koopman is a research fellow with the Project for the Study of American Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in regulation, competition, and innovation, with a particular focus on public choice and the economics of government favoritism. His research and commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, NPR, and the Daily Beast. He is also a contributor at The Hill... Read More →

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Charles Koch Institute

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. | | For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
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