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Ideas at Work:

Should Taxpayers Pay to Create Jobs?

with John C. Mozena

Join us for an important conversation about economic development and accountability

Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30pm Eastern

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Meet John Mozena

The Center for the Study of Liberty is excited to bring you a live interview and discussion with John C. Mozena, President of the Center for Economic Accountability.

John C. Mozena spent two decades in private-sector agency and corporate roles before joining the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan's free-market public policy think tank, as their VP for marketing and communications. In 2016, he left the Mackinac Center to lead the Center for Economic Accountability (CEA). CEA is an independent, non-partisan group whose mission is to advance economic opportunity for all by promoting transparency, accountability, and free-market-based reform of state and local economic development initiatives.


With more than $70 billion each year transferred by governments to private companies in the name of "job creation" and "economic development," John and his team are dedicated to getting the real story to citizens about these initiatives. His recent work has tracked the Amazon deals in Nashville and New York City; the soccer stadium build in Indianapolis; and downtown re-development plans in Detroit.

Join us for this special event to learn more about economic development initiatives around the country and how you can look out for the economic well-being of your city.

"Economic development deals don't exist to create jobs; they exist to make voters believe that politicians are responsible for creating jobs."


About the Session

"Ideas at Work" are free online sessions offered to the public. 

The session will last for one hour and fifteen minutes, and the Center will facilitate an interview and discussion with our guest via Zoom video chat. Participants will be required to use an online video chat platform in order to recreate the feel of an in-person interview and Q&A. A brief tutorial of the platform will be shared prior to the session.

This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.