LibertyWeek Episode Episode 13: Scandal Watch
>>The CEI Weekly Podcast
This week hosts Richard Morrison and Cord Blomquist discuss environmental journalism, the Twitter revolution, maxing out the national debt clock, falling oil prices, a massage chair on loan to Sen. Ted Stevens, the dangers of building your own bubble house and the latest in Olympic news. NEW SPECIAL EFFECTS: Thanks to Technical Producer Ryan Young for his new audio effects in this episode. Soon our production standards will rival those of local Morning Zoo.
The bailouts continue and so does NTU and CEI's fight against them
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BeyondBailouts.org is a joint venture of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The purpose of the website is to educate about government's role in our current financial difficulties, suggest reforms that address those root causes, and provide a clearinghouse for the latest analysis of the financial crisis. But most of all, it's an outlet for Americans to contact their Members of Congress and the Administration to express their frustration. Visit the site to sign our petition and contact your member of Congress.
>>Check out the latest blogs posts, articles, and Op-Eds from the public policy experts at the Competitive Enterprise Institute:
That $800 Billion
by Julie Walsh
"So what has Paulsen done so far with your $800 billion? He's rewarded his friends, of course. $70 BILLION has gone to executives and staff."
Should the Government "Share" Your Wealth With Others?
by Hans Bader
"Senator Barack Obama says that we need to "spread the wealth around." But whose wealth, and to whom? A cynic once observed that a politician is a man who boasts about taking money from the few to give to the many, while actually taking money from the many to give to a favored few."
Claptrap About the Supreme Court
by Hans Bader
"Every employment lawyer knows that employees can sue over pay discrimination years after it happens. . .Yet in today's Wall Street Journal, radical law professor Catharine A. MacKinnon has an editorial entitled 'Obama Is the Way Forward for Women,' which falsely claims that 'the Supreme Court held in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc., that plaintiffs must sue as of the first unequal paycheck.' . . .Professor MacKinnon . . . has claimed that 'marital sex is sexual harassment is rape' and that 'heterosexuality is the eroticization of dominance and submission,' as well as claiming that men are a 'group sexually trained to woman-hating aggression.'
The Education of Matthew Yglesias
by Iain Murray
Iain Murray takes well-known blogger Matthew Yglesias to task for trying to dismiss the role of Fannie and Freddie in the financial crisis.
We don't need no stinking safety valve!
by Marlo Lewis
"If elected President, Barack Obama will give EPA the green light to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act, Bloomberg.com reports. Bloomberg's source is Obama's energy adviser, Jason Grumet, who also serves as executive director of the self-styled National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP)."
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