CEI Seeking Applicants for Journalism Fellowship

Now Accepting Applicatons: Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship Warren T. Brookes was known for his tradition of reporting from a sound scientific and economic perspective. Established after Brookes’ death in 1991, this is a one-year fellowship with the Competitive Enterprise Institute allows journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the principles of free markets and limited government. Previous Warren Brookes Fellows have included syndicated columnist Michael Fumento, Reason magazine science correspondent Ron Bailey, columnist Michelle Malkin, and author James Bovard. Only candidates with a strong interest in free market policies and CEI's mission should apply. The fellowship begins on October 1, 2008. The deadline for application is July 18. To apply, send resume or CV along with a cover letter outlining how you'd like to use the fellowship to advance your career goals including specific projects you may have in mind to chall@cei.org.

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Would they also have Castro rum and Stalin Vodka? by Ivan Osorio “Cato’s Tom Palmer says that whenever he sees somebody sporting a Che Guevara t-shirt, he likes to ask the wearer, ‘That’s a great t-shirt; do you have the entire collection?’ The wearer usually responds either with a blank stare or by asking Tom what does he mean, to which Tom then responds: ‘You know, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot…’ Now Che is in the right company in at least one type of merchandise.” http://www.openmarket.org/2008/06/30/would-they-also-have-castro-rum-and-stalin-vodka/

AIDS Subsidies Used to Subvert Anti-AIDS Message by Hans Bader “Taxpayer-funded AIDS subsidies are being used to subvert successful anti-AIDS programs in African countries like Uganda that succeed by instilling a politically-incorrect truth: fidelity saves lives.” http://www.openmarket.org/2008/06/30/aids-subsidies-used-to-subvert-anti-aids-message/

Tobacco Settlement Lawyer Sentenced in Bribery Case by Hans Bader “Richard ‘Dickie’ Scruggs, the crooked trial lawyer who helped orchestrate multibillion dollar settlements between the States and the big tobacco companies, was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge, plus a $250,000 fine.” http://www.openmarket.org/2008/06/27/tobacco-settlement-lawyer-sentenced-in-bribery-case/

Ebay Liable for Fraudulent Sellers? by Alex Harris The French company LVMH has won a court case against eBay holding the internet company liable for some users’ sales of fake Louis Vuitton purses. The damages were $60.9 million. http://www.openmarket.org/2008/07/01/ebay-liable-for-fraudulent-sellers/

Rethinking Valentine v. Chrestensen Valentine v. Chrestensen was a landmark 1942 Supreme Court ruling declaring that the Constitution does not protect commercial speech. This precedent has allowed Congress and the states to pass a variety of laws substantially impeding free speech and free association, where such freedom is used for “merely commercial” ends. http://www.openmarket.org/2008/07/01/rethinking-valentine-v-chrestensen/

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In liberty,

Cord Blomquist Online Editor

Competitive Enterprise Institute