I'm Wayne Crews, vice president for policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a writer, speaker and contributor to Forbes.com
Wayne Crews is vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a former Cato Institute scholar. He is widely published (and is author of the annual Ten Thousand Commandments, which the Wall Street Journal called "the best measure of the overall regulatory burden") and a columnist at Forbes.com. A frequent speaker, he has appeared at venues ranging from the DVD Awards Showcase in Hollywood, to European Commission events, to the National Academies and the Future of Music Policy Summit. He has testified before congressional committees on various policy issues. While not a lawyer, Wayne is cited in dozens of law reviews and journals. A dad of four, he can still do a handstand on a skateboard, and enjoys custom motorcycles. Wayne is co-editor of the books Who Rules the Net?: Internet Governance and Jurisdiction, and Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property In the Information Age. He is co-author of Whatâs Yours Is Mine: Open Access and the Rise of Infrastructure Socialism, and a contributing author to other books. He has made various TV appearances on Fox, CNN, ABC, CNBC and the Lehrer NewsHour, and his reform ideas have been profiled and editorialized in such publications as the Washington Post,Forbes.com and Investorâs Business Daily. Earlier Wayne was a legislative aide in the United States Senate to Sen. Phil Gramm, covering regulatory and welfare reform issues. He was an Economist and Policy Analyst at Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation, and has worked as an economist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and as a Research Assistant at the Center for the Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He holds an M.B.A. from William and Mary and a B.S. from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina. He was a candidate for state senate as a libertarian while at Lander.