CEI Weekly: The True Story of Cosmetics

Friday, October 21, 2011



Feature: In a new CEI study, Dana Joel Gattuso explains why cosmetics aren't the dangerous products that environmentalists say they are.

FEATURED STORY: The True Story of Cosmetics


The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group are working to publicize the perceived risks of cosmetic products. Unfortunately, they're frightening consumers away for no reason other than the perpetuation of their campaign against all products that don't fit the 'green' standard. This week, CEI released a study by Dana Joel Gattuso responding to the claims of environmentalist groups. You can read the full study here. CEI's press statement on the study is here.







The Problem with Shared Value Creation

Fred Smith's video podcast


Long Live the Limited Liability Corporation

Bill Frezza's op-ed in RealClearMarkets


Wholesale Deception

Angela Logomasini's op-ed in The Washington Times


A Plan to Chill Employment

Iain Murray and David Bier's op-ed in The Washington Times


The Fundamental Fallacies of Macroeconomics

Bill Frezza's column in Forbes


Obama Admin Hides Officials IPCC Correspondence Using Former Romney Advisor John Holdren

Christopher Horner's op-ed on BigGovernment


U.S. Lawmakers Push to Limit Gov't Mobile Phone Tracking

Fred Smith's citation in PC World


GOP Lawmakers Challenge White House on 'Scientific Misconduct'

CEI's citation on FoxNews.com








October 20, 2011: Congress Passes Free Trade Agreements


CEI Adjunct Fellow Fran Smith, coauthor of the new CEI study “Free Trade without Apology,” talks about the recently passed free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. The agreements will lower tariffs and other trade barriers between the U.S. and the other countries, and are expected to reap billions of dollars of economic benefits. The agreements also contain a number of trade-unrelated provisions, such as labor and environmental standards. These erode our trading partners’ sovereign lawmaking power, and are best avoided in future agreements.