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Saturday, July 22 • 9:00am - 9:50am
'Regulating Rideshare: Uber and Lyft in Austin TX' Tyler Ann Lowe, dir. (13 min) PANEL How the Sharing Economy Improves Quality, Reduces Price and Raises Incomes - Gene Meyer, Dan Mitchell, Randal O'Toole, Lesley Skousen; Matt Wood, mod.

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Tyler Cohen, dir. (13 min)  Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 9:00 am
Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy and what it means for the future of ridesharing in Austin, TX. Through meaningful dialogue and robust debate, REGULATING RIDESHARE: UBER AND LYFT IN AUSTIN TX delves into pressing questions about government, regulation, and technology, such as: In the sharing economy, should new, high-tech businesses face the same regulatory framework as their more established competitors? Should we allow the peer-to-peer market to regulate itself? How doe we keep people safe? Who gets to decide? 
Panel: "How the Sharing Economy Can Simultaneously Improve Quality, Reduce Price and Raise Incomes" Dan Mitchell, Randal O'Toole, Lesley Skousen; Matt Wood, mod.

Moderators
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Matt Wood

Director of Film and Photography, Federalist Society
Matt Wood is the Federalist Society's Director of Film and Photography. Since joining the team in late 2015, Matt has filmed, edited, or produced more than 100 videos. In addition to overseeing video production, Matt also photographs major events and manages podcast production fo... Read More →

Speakers
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Gene Meyer

President, Federalist Society
Eugene B. Meyer is the P\president of the Federalist Society, an intellectual network that promotes limited government, the separation of powers, and individual freedom. He has served as various combinations of tresident, CEO, and executive director of the Federalist Society for... Read More →
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Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Cato Senior Fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee... Read More →
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Randal O'Toole

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Randal O’Toole is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute specializing in land-use and transportation policy. In 1975, he founded the Thoreau Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting the environment without big government. His 1988 book, Reforming the Forest Service, showed that government agencies work primarily to maximize their budgets, and if poorly designed will tend to follow their incentives rather than their missions. Since then, he has written four more book critical of government planning and land management. His latest... Read More →
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Lesley Skousen

Lead Placement Director, Varsity Tutors
Lesley Skousen earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has contributed to the field of education for a decade, specializing in online and blended learning in high school, college, and adult learning. Dr. Skousen was invited to address the IMF abo... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Regulating Rideshare: Uber and Lyft in Austin TX

Tyler Ann Lowe, dir. (13 min)  Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 9:00 am Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy and what it means for the future of ridesharing in Austin, TX. Through meaningful dialogue and robust debate, REGULATING RIDESHARE: UBER AND LYFT IN AUSTIN TX delves into pressing questions about government, regulation, and technology, such as: In the sharing economy, should new, high-tech businesses face the same regulatory framework as their more established competitors? Should we allow the peer-to-peer market to regulate itself? How doe we keep people safe? Who gets to... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

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