Book Forum

The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money

(Wiley, 2006)

Date and Time
July 18, 2006 12 - 1:30 PM EDT

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Today’s largest corporations have mastered the art of working with government officials at every level to stifle market competition. They reap billions through a complex web of higher taxes, stricter regulations, and shameless government handouts. The Big Ripoff pulls back the curtain to show who is strangling America’s tradition of free enterprise and how and why they are doing it. Author Timothy Carney will discuss how the incestuous relationship between big business and even bigger government works to the detriment of consumers, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs. Columnist and Fox News contributor Jim Pinkerton will provide comments on the book.

Featuring the author Timothy P. Carney, Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute, with comments by Jim Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday and moderated by Stephen Slivinski, Director of Budget Studies, Cato Institute