April 9, 2010
>>Chris Horner Publishes new Book on Green Policies
CEI's Chris Horner, author of Red Hot Lies, has just finished his new book Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America. The book will be available on Amazon on April 19th. Read more about the book at CEI.
>>Iain Murray Pays Respect to Coal Miners
CEI's Iain Murray, in his op-ed in the Investor's Business Daily, paid respects to the coal miners killed in West Virginia this weekend by writing about the experiences of coal mining towns that exist in the United States and the United Kingdom. Read his op-ed, God Bless the People of Coal Country, here.
>>Shaping the Debate
Gregory Conko's op-ed in the Washington Times
William Yeatman's op-ed in the AOL Times
CEI cited in the Wall Street Journal
John Berlau's op-ed in the Daily Caller
Iain Murray's op-ed in the Washington Times
Chris Horner's citation in the American Spectator
Myron Ebell's quote in the Los Angeles Times
>>Best of the Blogs
by Angela Logomasini
Why does industry sometimes (all to often) support government regulation? You would think they would prize their freedom. But think again. Many businesses are willing to use the government to get a competitive advantage, an activity economists call rent seeking. And, unfortunately, some will even work in tandem with unscrupulous activists to spread misinformation about a competitor’s product and then call for government bans.
by Ryan Young
Not at all, to be honest. For starters, the very notion of stimulus violates basic economics. Taking money out of the economy and then putting it back in has no net effect. But it gets worse. Much worse.
When that money is put back into the economy, it goes to the weirdest places — $3.4 million is going to Florida to build a tunnel under U.S. Highway 27, so turtles can cross safely.
by Ivan Osorio
At BigHollywood.com, Anne McIlhinney critiques the anti-industrial environmental propaganda film, The Story of Stuff. The film’s narrator, Annie Leonard, argues that modern civilization uses too many resources to produce too many things. The film is so idiotic (I’ve seen part of it) that it ordinarily wouldn’t merit a response–except for the fact that it’s being shown in schools around the United States.
Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott, Marc Scribner and Ryan Radia bring you episode 87. We take on politics in the land of Lincoln, the chances of a union pension fund bailout, the fallout from Climategate and the strange bedfellows of electronic privacy.
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