Culture of Competition

The American Enterprise Institute's "Culture of Competition" project highlights the policies and practices that damage our national dedication to competition and promotes positive alternatives. Through the work of AEI’s scholars and fellows, the project examines barriers to competition in all areas of American life from the economy to the world of ideas and seeks to reinvigorate a competitive American culture so that everyone can reap the benefits of a fair American economy.

 

 

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Conservatives and immigration reform: Now what?
Monday, November 19, 2012
This panel will discuss what a conservative approach to immigration might look like from the perspectives of law enforcement, people of faith, elected officials, and the business community to identify a new immigration policy that encourages an American culture of competition.
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Market purity in a government age: BB&T’s lessons on corporate temptation
Thursday, December 6, 2012
As political connections increasingly determine economic success, how should a principled, free-market CEO lead? AEI’s new Culture of Competition CEO Series will explore this important question. In this keynote, Cato Institute President and CEO John Allison will discuss his time as chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, America’s 10th-largest financial services holding company.
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Big government and big food vs. food trucks, foodies, and farmers markets
Thursday, February 28, 2013
If you like your food local, organic, or from a truck, government regulation might be your biggest obstacle. American restaurants lobby to choke off food trucks, and federal regulation of food safety leads to more consolidation in the industry. Moreover, farmers markets struggle to survive under the heavy hand of government.
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Uber competitive: How bogus consumer laws hurt taxis, toys, and braids
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
"Consumer protection" regulation often protects large incumbent businesses from competition more than it protects consumers from harm. Such anticompetitive regulation kills entrepreneurship, robs consumers of choice, and fosters corruption and cronyism. Please join us for a discussion of regulation, entrepreneurship, competition, and political influence.
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Banter #90: The Culture of Competition
Monday, November 19, 2012
On the latest AEI Banter podcast, we talk about our country’s culture of competition, or the possible lack thereof. And competing for your ears are not one, but two guests! First off, AEI’s own Dan Rothschild discuss what exactly a culture of competition means. Next, AEI visiting fellow Tim Carney sit down to banter about his research into how regulation affects competition, how politicians often confuse being pro-business with pro-competition, and why a competitive society matters. He also gives us a little insight to what Rand Paul’s filibuster was like from the Senate Gallery yesterday. If all that wasn’t delicious enough, we discuss competition through the lens of food trucks! Tasty, tasty food trucks. Bon appetit!
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