Timothy P. Carney is senior political columnist for the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He helps direct AEI’s Culture of Competition Project, which examines barriers to competition in all areas of American life, from the economy to the world of ideas. He has over a decade of experience as a journalist covering the intersection of politics and economics. He is also the author of The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money (2006) and Obamanomics (2009).