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Issue in a Minute: The Fairness Doctrine

Cord Blomquist, Technology Policy Analyst at CEI , discusses the Fairness Doctrine.

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CEI's New Weekly Podcast

This week, your hosts Richard Morrison and Cord Blomquist talk about big trouble with big labor in California, Google's new 'Chrome' web browser, Comcast limiting Internet usage, dropping oil prices and an Olympic doping scandal out of Brazil.

SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEWS : In addition to our news topics, we interview Robert Bidinotto, editor-in-chief of The New Individualist and CEI's very own Senior Fellow Iain Murray on the politics and philosophy of environmentalism.

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>> Check out the latest blogs posts, articles, and Op-Eds from the public policy experts at the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

Brookings Winds Up Doomsday Clock
by Iain Murray
Iain Murray, author of The Really Inconvenient Truths, provides a classic “fisking” of an alarmist op/ed on global warming by the President of the Brookings Institution. He concludes, “Brookings has resorted to what science communications expert Matthew Nisbet (not someone likely to agree with me on the details) terms as framing global warming as a ‘Pandora’s Box,’ with all sorts of calamities ready to emerge. Yet evidence suggests it doesn’t work. Brookings’ entry into the debate merely advances harmful policies in an ineffective way. They really should know better.”


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The word ‘absurd’ does not do justice

by Gary Howard Jr.

Gary Howard discusses leftward opposition to the University of Chicago’s plans to establish a research institute named after the late Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman.


Google Chrome & the Coming Antitrust Suits

by Cord Blomquist

One implication of Google's into the browser arena is that—should Chrome be at all successful—they will soon be accused of using their supposed search monopoly to squeeze out competition from IE and Firefox.


Court Uses Inconsistent Reasoning to Reject Sarbanes-Oxley Challenge

by Hans Bader

“a divided D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-to-1 to uphold a provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,” rejecting “a constitutional challenge to the PCAOB , the regulatory board set up by Sarbanes-Oxley . . The red tape generated by the board has cost the stock market over $1.4 trillion, and annually imposes compliance costs of over $35 billion . . . driving businesses overseas.”


“Pre-crime social dangerousness”

by Ivan Osorio

In a series of two posts, Ivan Osorio discusses the case of Cuban punk rock musician Gorki Aguila Carrsco, who was arrested on the charged of “pre-crime social dangerousness” for criticizing the rule of Fidel and Raul Castro. The Cuban government imposed a fine after Aguila’s case got considerable international attention.

Part I: http://www.openmarket.org/2008/08/28/pre-crime-social-dangerousness/

Part II: http://www.openmarket.org/2008/09/03/pre-crime-social-dangerousness-ii/

For more analysis and wit, visit OpenMarket.org and GlobalWarming.org/blog.

In liberty,

Cord Blomquist

Online Editor

Competitive Enterprise Institute