CEI Weekly: Cabinet Picks and Bailouts

>>CEI Studios New Releases

Democrats vs. Republicans: Stupid or Evil?

http://ceiondemand.org/2008/12/09/democrats-vs-republicans-stupid-or-evil/

 

>>Publications

OnPoint: The Railroad Competition and Service Improvement Act

Jennifer Smith-Bozek examineswhy government-enforced “competition” will not work.

http://cei.org/node/21405

 

>>Shaping the Debate

VIDEO: Iain Murray on Obama’s Energy Team

Iain Murray on FOX DC

http://ceiondemand.org/2008/12/15/iain-murray-on-obamas-environment-advisors/

 

Power to the People

William Yeatman and Wayne Crews featured in The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2008/122008/12142008/430966

 

It's All A Matter of Perspective

William Yeatman featured in The Jackson Hole Star Tribune

http://www.jacksonholestartrib.com/articles/2008/12/13/editorial/forum/25760af2bd3b1c498725751d006e04fc.txt

 

Obama's Promises on Climate Change Clash with Reality

Ian Murray featured in the UK's The Sunday Telegraph

http://cei.org/articles/obama%E2%80%99s-promises-climate-change-clash-reality

 

>>CEI in the News

Time -- Myron Ebell

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1866682,00.html

 

USA Today -- Myron Ebell

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-12-15-obamagreenteam_N.htm?csp=34

 

USAToday -- Myron Ebell

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2008-12-11-greenteam_N.htm

 

Breitbart.com -- Christopher C. Horner

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=upiUPI-20081216-113818-1101&show_article=1

Breitbart.com -- Myron Ebell

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=upiUPI-20081216-155005-2988&show_article=1

Wired -- Myron Ebell

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/12/stevenchu.html

 

The Washington Times -- Myron Ebell

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/12/policy-experts-question-obama-energy-pick-chu/

 

HispanicBusiness.com -- Myron Ebell

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/politics/2008/12/15/opinion_obama_moves_left_on_environment.htm

 

Orange County Register -- Myron Ebell

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/energy-environmental-years-2255298-choices-clinton

 

Grist -- Myron Ebell

http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/12/11/152330/07

 

CNSNews -- Myron Ebell

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=40664

 

>>Best of the Blogs

Bush’s Auto Bailout: Illegal or Unconstitutional

by Hans Bader

"The Bush Administration is planning to use money from the $700 billion financial system bailout for an auto industry bailout. To do that, it isseizing on the fact that thebailout statute contains a very broad definition of “financial institution,” which the Administration claims includes virtually any institution, financial or not."

http://www.openmarket.org/2008/12/15/administrations-unilateral-auto-bailout-illegal-or-unconstitutional/

 

Broken Windows, Broken Logic

by Ryan Young

"The problem is that an energy tax cannot create new jobs. Just different ones. The money Kinsley hopes to inject into the economy must first be taken out of it. Add in collection costs and the usual political malfeasance, and we have a net loss to the economy."

http://www.openmarket.org/2008/12/16/broken-windows-broken-logic/

 

EU Climate Agreement All Smoke and Mirrors

by Iain Murray

"So if the EU has just put together an agreement to reduce emissions by 20% by 2020, why are the climate alarmist groups calling it 'a dark day” and “an embarrassment'?"

http://www.openmarket.org/2008/12/15/eu-climate-agreement-all-smoke-and-mirrors/

 

Fed Cuts Rates, Punishing Thrift, and Impoverishing Savers

by Hans Bader

"The Federal Reserve has just cut the federal funds rate for loans to banks to an unprecedentedly low rate — ranging from 0.0% to 0.25% — well below its prior 1 percent rate. After taking inflation into account, the Fed is literally giving money away."

http://www.openmarket.org/2008/12/16/fed-cuts-rates-punishing-thrift-and-impoverishing-savers/

 

>>Podcast

LibertyWeek Episode 21: We Clear Ourselves of All Wrongdoing

This, week we cover Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the implications of the proposed auto bailout, recent Gallup poll results and a very Blago-centric edition of Olympic News. Also, special guest, Competitive Enterprise Institute General Counsel Sam Kazman.

http://www.libertyweek.org/

 

Ryan Lynch

New Media Associate

Competitive Enterprise Institute

http://www.cei.org

http://www.openmarket.org