Thursday, September 25, 2008

October 2008 Meeting

Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute will provide insight on the federal regulatory state at our next monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 1. His presentation will be based on his recent publication, Ten Thousand Commandments.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization that acts as a leading voice on regulatory issues ranging from free market approaches to environmental policy to antitrust and technology to risk regulation.

Please feel free to invite a friend or two for an evening of hors d'oeuvres and stimulating dialogue.

Kindly R.S.V.P to

About our speaker...
Wayne Crews is Vice President for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. His work includes regulatory reform, antitrust and competition policy, safety and environmental issues, and various information age concerns such as privacy, online security, broadband policy, and intellectual property. He is the author of the yearly report, Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State, and he co-authored the recent reports This Liberal Congress Went to Market? a Bipartisan Policy Agenda for the 110th Congress and Communications without Commissions: A National Plan for Reforming Telecom Regulation.

Wayne is co-editor of the books Who Rules the Net: Internet Governance and Jurisdiction (2003) and Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property In the Information Age (2002). He is co-author of What's Yours Is Mine: Open Access and the Rise of Infrastructure Socialism (2003), and a contributing author to others. Wayne has published in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Communications Lawyer, and the International Herald Tribune. He has made various TV appearances on Fox, CNN, ABC, CNBC, the Lehrer News Hour and others, and his regulatory reform ideas have been featured prominently in such publications as the Washington Post, Forbes and Investor's Business Daily. He is frequently invited to speak, and has testified before congressional committees on various issues.

Earlier Wayne was a legislative aide in the United States Senate to Sen. Phil Gramm, covering regulatory and welfare reform issues. He was an Economist and Policy Analyst at Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation, and has worked as an Economist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and as a Research Assistant at the Center for the Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He holds an M.B.A. from William and Mary and a B.S. from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina. He was a candidate for state senate as a libertarian while at Lander. He is a father of four.

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