The Five Dumbest Product Bans, 2009--An Annual Review of Regulatory Absurdity
by Eli Lehrer
>>Shaping the Debate
Obama’s China Syndrome
Iain Murray featured in The Washington Examiner
Learning From Cameron’s Mistake
Iain Murray featured in The National Review
Selective Quotation is Alive and Well
Iain Murray featured in The National Review's "The Corner"
Geithner’s Power Grab: Not All Bad
Eli Lehrer featured in NewMajority.com
‘Battlestar’ Rules: In the Wasteland of TV Drama, An Intergalactic Tour de Force.
Eli Lehrer featured in The Weekly Standard
>>Best of the Blogs
The Mark-To-Market Relief rally
by John Berlau
"The events leading to the Dow’s climbing over 8000 today can be properly called the Mark-to-Market Relief Rally . . . By itself, this change will not make the price of mortgage assets higher or lower. Rather, it will allow price discovery to occur . . . If there is anything regrettable about today’s action, it is that Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner didn’t push through this reform sooner and save the economy all this consternation and taxpayers all those billions."
With or Without You
by John Berlau
"Let’s drop both the auto bailouts and the mandates. The American auto industy, which has produced such wonderful innovations for so many decades, is too important to be 'saved' by Washington’s central planners.”
Obama Follows in Hoover’s Footsteps
by Hans Bader
"During the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover damaged the economy, and impoverished the American people, with costly, artificial attempts to stimulate the economy through increased government spending, financed by heavy taxes . . . Obama is now doing the same thing.
That G20 Communique
by Iain Murray
"Yesterday’s communiqué from the leaders of the G20 . . . represents a new version of what economist Friedrich Hayek called 'the fatal conceit.' It believes that government has all the answers, and demonstrates that the world’s leading governments recognize few boundaries. As such, not only does the communiqué promise far more than it can deliver . . . but it may also impede global economic recovery."
>>CEI in the News
Los Angeles Times--Myron Ebell
San Francisco Examiner--Michelle Minton and Myron Ebell
Houston Chronicle--Iain Murray
The Financial Post--Myron Ebell
Business Insider--Eli Lehrer
Townhall.com--Drew Tidwell, Michelle Minton, and Myron Ebell
Episode 36: We Go Green
We begin our environmental adventure with an update on the high cost of renewable energy and the good news from the coal laboratory. We then pass on advice for drinking green in Beer News and celebrate the recent observance of Human Achievement Hour. This brings us to the featured interview with our distinguished colleague and author Steve Milloy – where we explore his new book Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them and its targets, from the Audubon Society to Zero Population Growth. Finally we round out the program with a little Olympic News.
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