Hungry Minds Speaker Series

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Cronyism, Corruption, and Government Power

Since the Citizens United decision came down in 2010, a growing chorus of voices have screamed that the rich are buying elections and corrupting our government. “Cronyism,” a new rallying cry in all political quarters, is now being offered as a reason not only to restrict free speech but to impose “income equality” on the grounds that the rich obtain their wealth only through “gaming” the system.

Is there any truth to the claims that our government is corrupt and cronyism rampant? The answer is yes, but not in the way that proponents of more government power claim. This talk will explore the true nature of government corruption and cronyism, how it manifests itself in various ways, its consequences, and what to do about it.

A Dinner and Talk featuring
Steve Simpson
Director of Legal Studies, Ayn Rand Institute


Saturday, October 4, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 PM

C.B. & Potts
6575 S Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Englewood, CO 80111

5:00 PM: Cocktails, Dinner (Cash)
7:00 PM: Announcements
7:15 PM: Talk with Q/A

Advance General Admission: $35 per person ($40 after 9/27)
At the Door General Admission: $40 per person
Seating at Head Table with Speaker Upgrade (space limited): $40
Please Note: Purchase does not include dinner; order directly at event
Online reservations before October 1, 2014, or at the door.

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About the speaker:

Steve Simpson is the Director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California. A former constitutional litigator for the Institute for Justice, Steve has litigated cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal and state courts throughout the nation. Steve was the lead lawyer in SpeechNow v. FEC, the case that created super PACs, and he has litigated many other campaign finance and constitutional cases over the years. Steve has written and spoken on a wide variety of legal and constitutional issues. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and many print and online publications over the years.

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