CEI Weekly: The Future of Capitalism

>>New Study

Black Box Panic--How the FDA’s Bad Science Leads to More Teen Suicides

by Greg Conko and Jerome Arnett

"When regulators are pushed to err on the side of safety, they often make society less safe, not more. A good example is the FDA’s recent crackdown on prescription antidepressants, which has led to a drop in their use and a corresponding increase in suicides among teenagers and young adults.



>>Shaping the Debate

[VIDEO] The Future of Capitalism

Fred Smithat CPAC 2009 answering the question "Are we all socialist now?"


O'Malley's Hot Air

Jeremy Lott and William Yeatman featured in The American Spectator



Greening America – At What Cost?

Iain Murray featured in The DC Examiner



States Broke the Insurance Regulatory System

Eli Lehrer featured in The New Majority




>>Best of the Blogs

George McGovern on Card Check

by Ivan Osorio

"George McGovern continues to speak out against the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, which he has described as an effort to undermine workplace democracy, because it would replace secret ballot elections with a process known as “card check,” whereby union organizers ask employees to sign union cards out in the open."



Your Interests Are My Interests

by Cord Blomquist

"Long story short: the [newspaper] industry needs all the help it can get. This is where Google comes in. Along with being a giant in the search industry, Google is empowering a network of publishers to the tune of $4.2 billion in revenue passed to them in 2007—according to members of Google’s DC office, the 2008 numbers are even larger."



Sen. Richard Shelby, LOL*

by Richard Morrison

"For his honesty and disregard of the self-interested Wall Street types who simply want more government money, Sen. Shelby wins this week’s coveted *Least Objectionable Legislator award from OpenMarket.org. Keep up the good work, senator!"


Land Grab Bill on House Floor Today

by Richard Morrison

"Myron reports - 'House narrowly defeats omnibus land grab bill under suspension. 282 yes to 144 no. Two thirds needed under suspension. Two votes short.' Huzzah!"



The deep social meaning of couture fashion in Paris

by Fran Smith

"I thought at first it was a parody – Robin Givran’s Washington Post review of the fall fashion collections in Paris. But no. Givran’s take on the designer Rei Kawakubo’s new collection inspired by the “disenfranchised” was earnest and solemn."




>>CEI in the News

ABC News -- Greg Conko



Wasington Post -- Myron Ebell



The National Post -- Myron Ebell



USA Online Casinos -- Michelle Minton



Rational Review Online -- Michelle Minton



The Playr.com -- Eli Lehrer and Michelle Minton





Episode 33: Drinking Our Way to Economic Health

we get a fresh recap from Ryan Young on the events of the Free State Project’s recent Liberty Forum in Nashua, New Hampshire (photos). Google’s CEO spurns Twitter (transcript via TechCrunch) in Technology News, John McCain and Richard Shelby say that the government should end the bailouts and let poorly-managed banks go bankrupt, and brewers pin their hopes on robust St. Patrick’s Day sales in this week’s edition of Beer News. Next, we go abroad for Scandal Watch where the Chinese government is cracking down on sub-optimal milk quality and finally back home to America for Olympic News, where the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee is calling it quits. The honor of Tweet of the WeekTM goes toDan Hayesof Reason.tv!



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