Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
American technological innovation has given birth to entire new segments of economic activity. The sharing economy alone has given rise to a new class of entrepreneurs, where web platforms enable companies like AirBnB and Uber to allow the peer-to-peer sharing of houses, cars ... even lawn mowers. Connectivity and big data is driving the Internet of Things revolution, where ideas once only seen in science fiction movies (think self-driving cars) may soon become an everyday reality. And all of these innovations have been made possible thanks to the Internet, which, until recently, has benefitted from a light regulatory touch.
Unfortunately, federal and state agencies have not always welcomed innovation and disruption, even when it enhances overall consumer welfare. What can be done to embrace innovation and American leadership? What role should the state and federal governments play as new economies continue to take shape? What role should the FTC play? How will the FCC's current Net Neutrality rules impact growth? These and other issues will be explored.
This panel was presented during the Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on May 17, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
- Mr. Krishna Juvvadi, Senior Counsel, Uber Technologies, Inc.
- Mr. Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
- Prof. John O'Neill, Director, School of Hospitality Management, Penn State
- Mr. Peter Pitsch, Associate General Counsel and Executive Director of Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
- Moderator: Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
The Mayflower Hotel Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
United States Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska delivered this address at the Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on May 17, 2016.
- Hon. Deb Fischer, United States Senate, Nebraska
- Intoduction: Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
- Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society
The Mayflower Hotel 2016 National Student Symposium
Free markets have exponentially improved the well-being of humanity and lifted more people out of poverty than any government program. But severe inequalities persist, and gaps have widened in the past thirty years. Is this a problem in and of itself? Or only to the extent it is caused by unfairly distorting the market with the help of government – so-called “crony capitalism" – as opposed to the inherently unique capabilities of each individual? How should the law be structured to ensure a level playing field?
This panel was presented at the 2016 National Student Symposium on Friday, February 26, 2016, at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Dean Paul Mahoney, Dean, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, and Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
- Introduction: Mr. Dan McBride, President, University of Virginia School of Law Student Chapter
Panel I: Capitalism and Inequality
- Dr. Yaron Brook, Executive Director, The Ayn Rand Institute
- Prof. Thomas Edsall, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
- Prof. Jason Johnston, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
- Prof. Steven Teles, Associate Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
- Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
University of Virginia School of Law 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.
A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development
- Mr. Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
- Interviewer: Mr. Jesse Panuccio, Former Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Disney's Boardwalk Inn Short Video with Richard Epstein
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Professor Richard Epstein, Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, continues to give an brief history of unions and collective bargaining -- focusing on changes in markets resulting from globalization and discussing the instance of unions in the Japanese automobile industry.