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Thursday, October 1 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Connected Communities: Will the Market Win or the Government Win? And Then Who Loses?: Sponsored by Coalition for the New Economy

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In state budget fights, the "Yellow Pages Test" which stipulates that if you can find a service in the phone book then the government should not compete, has become an effective tool in forcing state and local governments to cut waste, balance budgets, and avoid tax increases. Yet, a program that easily fails the test- government owned networks- continues to be advocated by policy makers on both the left and right across the country. The proliferation of government owned networks has resulted in local governments mired in debt, increased costs for consumers, and outright failure of networks, putting taxpayers at risk. Come listen as experts weigh into this issue, discuss what's happening around the country, and outline what can be done to defeat programs like these that allow government to compete with the private sector.

Moderators
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Josh Peterson

Watchdog.org

Speakers
avatar for Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack

President, Libertas Institute
Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a free market think tank in Utah. He is author of 17 books, including the acclaimed Tuttle Twins children's series that teaches young people the ideas of a free society.  
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Annette Meeks

Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
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David Williams

Taxpayer Protection Alliance


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT
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