CEI Blogger Update: Paycheck Fairness, Bad Meat, and The Housing Crisis

>>Check out the latest blogs posts, articles, and Op-Eds from the public policy experts at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Nothing Fair About the “Paycheck Fairness Act” by Hans Bader
"The House of Representatives recently passed a bill called the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is being sold to the public on false pretenses. Its supporters claim they are just attempting to restore force to antidiscrimination laws supposedly undermined by 'conservative' Supreme Court decisions. But pay discrimination is already against the law. "
Thomas Frank’s odd view of “conservatism”
by Ivan Osorio
“In his current column, The Wall Street Journal’s Thomas Frank blames ‘conservatism’ for horrid conditions at an Iowa meatpacking plant.” Frank is half right, but not in the way he thinks.
Affordable Housing, Diversity Mandates Caused Mortgage Crisis
by Hans Bader
“Banks and mortgage companies have long been under pressure from lawmakers and regulators to give loans to people with bad credit, in order to provide ‘affordable housing’ and promote ‘diversity.’” http://www.openmarket.org/2008/08/05/affordable-housing-diversity-mandates-caused-mortgage-crisis/
Dish-DirecTV Merger Next?
by Alex Harris “It looks like Dish Network and DirecTV are once again considering a merger… Unfortunately, Dish and DirecTV may face an even worse fate than XM-Sirius.” http://www.openmarket.org/2008/08/07/dish-directv-merger-next/
LA May Add Calorie Counts At Restaurants
by Courtney Long “Following in New York’s footsteps, a Los Angeles politician has proposed legislation that would require chain restaurants to post nutritional information, the Los Angeles Times reported.” http://www.openmarket.org/2008/08/07/la-may-add-calorie-counts-at-restaurants/
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