Promote Free Markets

Economic freedom is what unleashes the ingenuity of the American spirit to strive to grow and prosper. Government has stifled this ingenuity through regulation, cronyism, protectionism and high taxes.  We believe there are key policy changes that will allow all Americans to enjoy greater prosperity.  These include: replacing Obamacare, promoting American energy production, eliminating cronyism through subsidies and tax loopholes, and reducing the overall regulatory burden on small businesses.

The political left has a habit of decrying the supposedly free market capitalistic American healthcare system. They allege the system costs too much, leaves people out on the street and is ruled by profit-driven insurance companies. They argue Americans would be better off adopting a European model...
We live in a rapidly evolving world in which all of us carry in our pockets little computers that allow us to interact in ways never before imagined. The reason we’ve had this great acceleration in innovation and technology is largely that it all happened too quickly for the regulators to stop it...
*We posted this last August, the last time severe stock market turmoil struck. In light of the tumultous beginning to 2016 in global stock markets, including in the US, we are republishing this article. All of the same factors creating trouble for American investors are still at play.* By: Patrick...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore As part of a new major spending agreement, referred to as the Omnibus, Congress has agreed to lift the 40-year-old ban on exports of crude oil by American producers. While it is unfortunate that the associated tax extenders package of this...
Today, after seven long years of poorly veiled partisan obstruction, the Obama administration rejected the application from the TransCanada Corporation to continue the Keystone XL oil pipeline project. American Encore Policy Director Patrick Hedger offered the following statement: “There is an...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director In a party-line 244-185 vote , the House of Representatives approved a bill which would remove the four decade-old ban on US crude oil exports. The legislation must now pass the Senate and be signed in to law by President Obama, who has unfortunately threatened...
By: Patrick Hedger-Policy Director, American Encore American Encore has joined a coalition composed of 20 prominent conservative and free market advocacy groups to demand Congress lift the Oil Export Ban. The ban is a pointless policy put into place by politicians grossly misguided on energy policy...
Yesterday, at almost the exact same time Pope Francis's plane touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to begin his historic trip to the United States, former Secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her position on the Keystone XL...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore During the energy crises of the 1970s, the federal government instituted a ban on crude oil exports in an attempt to insulate American consumers from international pressures on the energy market. This type of policy making is what renowned...

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