John Allison provides banker’s viewpoint in new documentary “Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?”

9.14.2021 Center for the Study of Capitalism , School News

John Allison, Retired Chairman and CEO of BB&T (Truist) and Retired President and CEO of The Cato Institute, provides expert commentary in the new documentary “Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?.”

Hosted by Johan Norberg, the provocative documentary introduces concepts that differentiate between “market-friendly” policies that benefit consumers and “business-friendly” policies designed to reduce competition. Allison, who currently serves as  executive affiliate and advisor for the Wake Forest University Center for the Study of Capitalism gives his perspective of the 2008 financial crash from a banker’s viewpoint against his industry’s bailout.

The film shows how deregulation – specifically in the trucking industry – helped spawn entrepreneurial solutions that reduced the influence of entrenched businesses. The program takes viewers across America to talk with individuals whose lives and livelihood have been directly affected by the outrages of corporate welfare.

“This program should be shown in every business school in America,” Allison said.

Two screening sessions are now available. Each screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Allison and Norberg, Executive Editor at Free To Choose Network and senior fellow at Cato Institute.

Dates and times for Crowdcast sessions are below.

Screenings can also be provided for individual schools and classes. Downloadable discussion questions, posters, video clips and much more are available for students and viewers. “Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?” is currently airing on public television and streaming online. It is also  available online on the PBS App, YouTube, Roku, Venmo, and on www.FreeToChooseNetwork.org.