A mantra from the presidential campaign--"drill, baby, drill"--reflected deep frustration with Washington's decision to lock down tens of billions of barrels of oil under American territory in a period of $4-a-gallon gasoline. Republicans stoked the fire by advocating more off-shore drilling, and Congress recently agreed to lift the long-standing ban. In the aftermath of the presidential election, panelists at this event will take a serious look at the economics and politics of allowing more drilling in the United States and address broader issues related to the development of a sensible national energy policy.
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AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.