POPULISM REIGNS IN 2016, AUTHORITATIVE RESEARCH, BIPARTISAN ADVOCACY AND MEDIA CREDIBILITY ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER
The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) has advocated pro-growth economic policy with the last seven Presidents and 19 Congresses to foster savings, investment, and a business climate that promotes risk-taking and entrepreneurship.
We’ve seen many historic elections, but none like the 2016 cycle in which a seismic wave of populism has fundamentally changed U.S. politics and the making of U.S. economic policy.
Credibility is probably one of the most important assets in today’s highly partisan and polarized climate in Washington, D.C—both political and public policy credibility. Now going on four decades, our traditional modus operandi is more valuable than ever before:
• Authoritative Research
• Bipartisan Advocacy
• Media Credibility
Our leadership on U.S. economic policy including tax, energy, regulatory improvement, and trade issues is recognized by policymakers, media, academia, think tanks, international organizations and the business community.
In 2016, we also hosted numerous Economic Policy Salons, also known as “Washington’s Last Salon. These evenings brought together small bipartisan groups of Congress, prominent journalists, and the business community for off-the-record discussions on economic policy issues.
We offer our 2016 annual report as a chronicle of the unique niche the ACCF occupies. We stand ready to lead on economic policy in the new administration and Congress to create a higher standard of living, growth and competitiveness.
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