Fast Food Restaurant CEO Andrew Puzder Says Government Doesn't Get It When It Comes to Creating Jobs

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For Immediate Release:
October 7, 2011
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Fast Food Restaurant CEO Andrew Puzder Says Government Doesn't Get It When It Comes to Creating Jobs

As the CEO of a fast food company that came roaring back from the brink of bankruptcy, Andrew Puzder knows what makes businesses thrive.

The head of the parent company that operates Hardee's, Carl's Jr., and two other quick service restaurant chains shares his views on job creation and explains how attempts by the government to orchestrate labor markets usually backfire on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Puzder is the author of a new book, Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why Government Doesn't Understand It. He contends that the American private sector has always been the initiator of new employment, and consistently introduced the products and service innovations that put millions of people to work.

CKE Restaurants, Inc. made headlines earlier this year over rumors that it might relocate its corporate offices from California to Texas. Corporate tax rates were among the reasons cited.

The event is co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute and Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.