>>Shaping the Debate
[VIDEO] Ivan Osorio on the United Auto Workers and the Recession
Ivan Osorio featured on CNBC
[VIDEO] John Berlau Debates Corporate Insurance Policies
John Berlau featured on CNBC
Someone Has to Pay the Piper
John Berlau featured in The New York Times
I’m All Right, Barack: The Perils of a Nationalized Car Maker
Iain Murray featured in The National Review Online
Climate Smart Aid Is Anything But
William Yeatman featured in The International Affiars Forum
Insurance Plan Won't Work
Christian Camara featured in The Miami Herald
California’s Sorry State Points to America’s Future
Iain Murray and William Yeatman featured in The Fox Forum
Beach Plan Fix Requires Higher Insurance Rates on Coast
Eli Lehrer featured in The Enquirer-Journal
>>Best of the Blogs
Laffer Curve No Laughing Matter
by Ryan Young
"Setting aside the debate over what constitutes an “optimal level of taxation” and the Laffer curve’s other political implications, Maryland provides a good example of how “soak-the-rich” tax policies can lead to disastrous fiscal results."
Does the ethanol mandate increase CO2 emissions?
by Marlo Lewis
"That may seem counter-intuitive . . . But other factors come into play, such as the fossil energy inputs required to produce the corn, turn it into ethanol, and deliver the ethanol to market."
More Bailouts at Taxpayer Expense
by Hans Bader
"The Obama Administration has now devoted at least $250 billion to mortgage bailouts, including high-income borrowers whose mortgage payments are not excessive, but who face financial difficulties because of other debts they incurred through excessive consumption. This will increase a deficit that now exceeds $1.8 trillion. Obama’s budget would increase the national debt over the budgets left behind by the Bush Administration by a phenomenal 26.3% of the economy."
A Bleak Regulatory Future for the Tech Sector
by Elizabeth Jacobson
"The problem with going after tech companies for having too large of market share is that often times, these companies benefit from network effects: the more people who use a product or service, the more that service becomes mainstream and useful, and thus the more people begin to use it, and so on. . .The industry has done extremely well, bothfor itself and for its customers, without any “help”from government intervention. Let’s leave Silicon Valley alone."
>>CEI in the News
The New York Times--Eli Lehrer
The National Underwriter--Eli Lehrer
CQ Weekly Vantage Point--Eli Lehrer
The World Energy Source--Myron Ebell
The Florida Sun Sentinel--Eli Lehrer
Episode 44: Is Sotomayor the New Souter?
We begin with breaking legal news as we assess President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor. We then move on to the details of the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies, corporate CEOs trying to get rich off of global warming and the new top man at NASA. We finish up with the expanding Parliamentary scandal in the UK, Microsoft preparing to battle Google on search and some family-friendly Olympic News
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