The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States

Administrative Law & Regulation and Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Groups
Start : Tuesday, March 28, 2017 01:00 PM
End : Tuesday, March 28, 2017 03:00 PM
MWL Conference Rooms
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

Featured Speakers:
R. Ted Cruz
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Michelle P. Connolly
Clark Neily
Lawrence J. Spiwak


The Federalist Society will host a lunch and discussion on the role of Economic Liberty in the United States on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Today, many job-seeking Americans and companies face significant government barriers that restrict their full participation in the economy.  These barriers, often in the form of restrictive regulatory regimes, prevent consumers from using their skills, entering new professions, and starting new businesses.  They also prevent low and middle class Americans from moving up the ladder.  Competition and free-markets have the power to spur innovation, create new business models, and drive economic opportunity and growth.  Policymakers, like Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen, have begun to take actions to address these barriers.  For example, Ms. Ohlhausen recently announced the creation of an Economic Liberty Task Force to advance economic liberty issues, with a particular focus on occupational licensing regulations.  These topics and others will be addressed.

Address - Audio/Video

  • Hon. R. Ted Cruz, United States Senator, Texas

Panel - Audio/Video 

  • Prof. Michelle P. Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Duke University
  • Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Lawrence J. Spiwak, President, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies
  • Moderator: Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

Related Materials:
The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Sen. Ted Cruz Keynote Address - Event Audio/Video
The Role of Economic Liberty in the United States - Event Audio/Video