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Bottleneckers: Gaming the Gov't for Power and Private Profit

2017-03-08 12:22:00 2017-03-08 14:22:00 America/Los_Angeles Bottleneckers: Gaming the Gov't for Power and Private Profit Institute for Justice's New Book Documents Rise of "Bottleneckers" Omni Hotel, San Francisco

Pacific Research Institute and the Institute for Justice present a SF Luncheon, Presentation and Book Signing


Dick Carpenter II, Ph.D., Co-Author "Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit":

  • Director for Research at the Institute for Justice, Arlington, Virginia


  • anyone who uses government power to limit competition thereby reaping profits and other benefits
  • powerful special interests who use government power for their own private benefit
  • industry insiders who convince the government to block competitors through anti-competitive laws and regulations

The Institute for Justice's new book, Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit, provides a rich history and well-researched examples of bottleneckers in one occupation after another.

Bottleneckers points the way to positive reforms and is a resource to push back on the forces of bigger government.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
11:30 Registration and Reception

Omni Hotel
500 California Street (at Montgomery)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Luncheon Cost: $60.00 per person
SAFFS Luncheon Cost: $30.00 per person

For more information, please contact Laura Dannerbeck at 
or call (415) 955-6110

Bottleneckers: Gaming the Gov't for Power and Private Profit

March 8, 2017

Omni Hotel, San Francisco

Author, Dick Carpenter II, Ph.D.

Dr. Dick Carpenter serves as a director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice. As an experienced researcher, Carpenter has presented and published on a variety of topics ranging from educational policy to the dynamics of presidential elections. Before working with IJ, Dick worked as a school teacher and principal, public policy analyst and faculty member at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where he currently serves as a professor. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

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