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On Point: The Truth About Online Gambling
Michelle Minton explores why government shouldn't treat gambling as if we lived in the Old West.
On Point: Poker as a Game of Skill
Adam Ross illustrates the intricacies of Poker revealing that it is a game of skill and will power.
Bottled Water and the Overflowing Nanny State
In her study Angela Logomasini's analyzes how misinformation about bottled water erodes consumer freedom.
>>CEI Planet -- CEI's bimonthly newsletter
January and February's issue feartures:
-The Third Way Has Failed -- Fred Smith
-A New Year’s Wish --Sam Kazman
-Obama Preview: World Trade -- Frances B. Smith
-Obama Preview: Environment -- Iain Murray
>>Shaping the Debate
Don't Let Judges Tear Up Mortgage Contracts
Todd Zywicki featured in The Wall Street Journal
Take climate change off the agenda
Chris Horner featured in The National Post
>>CEI in the News
National Underwriter -- Eli Lehrer & Michelle Minton
TechDirt -- Ryan Radia
Dcexaminer -- Marlo Lewis
BestWire -- Michelle Minton
CNSNews -- Sam Kazman
CQ Politics -- Fred L. Smith
Sarasota Herald Tribune Online -- Eli Lehrer
TMCNet.com -- Michelle Minton
Florida Real Estate Journal -- Michelle Minton & Christian R. Camara
Telegram.com -- John Berlau
Motor Age -- Sam Kazman
>>Best of the Blogs
Obama’s Futile Attempts at Foreclosure Avoidance
by John Berlau
"The new $75 billion foreclosure avoidance plan to be unveiled today by President Obama, from initial reports, continues the misguided efforts of the Bush administration and Congress to 'keep people in their homes' at all costs. Such policies only end up disserving taxpayers, the economy, and frequently troubled borrowers themselves."
Just How Much is $13 Trillion?
by Cord Blomquist
"Regardless of your political party or ideological leanings, the notion of the federal government spending $2 trillion, adding to the national debt of nearly $11 trillion already, should make you stop and consider the staggering size of our national tab."
Inflation Fears Propel Gold Prices
by Silvia Santacruz
"Inflation may be an unintended consequence of the President’s spending-focused plan, but investors’ opportunity to invest in the mining sector may just be a silver – or gold – lining in an otherwise cloudy setting."
Wyeth v. Levine: Policy Arguments Regarding Preemption
by Bert Rein
"The Wyeth v. Levine case presents a narrow set of facts in which the Food and Drug Administration had, for many years, known about the risks presented by intravenous push injection of Phenergan and worked with the manufacturer to carefully word the label description of this risk."
Chapter 13 could be your lucky number
by Fran Smith
"The 'Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2009' . . . On a fast track now in both the House and the Senate, the legislation would allow homeowners in Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization plans to completely rewrite the terms of their mortgage contract."
What would it mean to have no “environmental footprint”?
by Wayne Crews
"As this article over at the Ayn Rand Institute points out, the more 'eco-friendly' you try to live, the more apparent the contradictions in that green philosophy become."
LibertyWeek Episode 30: Whole Lott-a Love
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