Many Americans across the political spectrum believe the American tradition of free enterprise has been corrupted by bad public policy giving special emoluments to a favored few. This cronyism is too often manifested at the local level, to the economic detriment of our towns and communities. Is cronyism a new phenomena, or is it embedded in American history? How does cronyism shape the way we build our cities? What is cronyism’s effect on Anaheim, and what can we do about it?

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Strong Towns president Chuck Marohn, and Robert W. Merry, former editor of The American Conservative will be featured in a panel discussion on cronyism and its effect on Anaheim’s economy and community and you’re invited to the conversation on Thursday, August 30 at The Colony House in Anaheim at 401 North Anaheim Blvd, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (sponsored by Fieldstead).