CEI Weekly: The Fiscal Union Delusion

Friday, October 28, 2011

 

 

Feature: Fred Smith and Iain Murray respond to reports that the EU wants to Americanize the union by standardizing policies across national borders.

FEATURED STORY: The Fiscal Union Delusion

 

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal Europe this week, CEI President Fred Smith and Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray urge the European Union not to standardize tax and fiscal policy across nations. Read the full piece here.

 

 

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

What About Fannie Mae Millionaires?

John Berlau's op-ed in National Review

 

EPA's Shocking New Mexico Power Grab

William Yeatman's CEI study

 

Flat Tax This: Regulations Are the Boot on Hiring's Neck

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes

 

Seeing Double Regulation

Michelle Minton's op-ed in The Washington Times

 

Preliminary Thoughts on Stop Online Privacy Act

Ryan Radia's post on Technology Liberation Front

 

Let States Legalize Online Gambling to Stimulate the Economy

Michelle Minton's post on The Hill's Congress Blog

 

GOP Jobs Plan: Rein in 'Rogue' NLRB

Vincent Vernuccio and Trey Kovacs' op-ed in The Daily Caller

 

New Tax on Jack Daniel's Could Come Back to Haunt Company Town

Michelle Minton's op-ed on FoxNews.com

 

The Stimulus Delusion

Iain Murray's op-ed in The American Spectator

 

                     

 

 

    CEI PODCAST

 

October 27, 2011: How Much Do Undocumented Immigrants Cost?

 

A widely cited study from the

Federation for American Immigration Reform claims that undocumented immigrants cost taxpayers $113

billion per year. Policy Analyst Alex Nowrasteh, author of the new CEI Web Memo “A FAIR Criticism: A Critique of the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s ‘The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on

United States Taxpayers.’” finds that the study counts costs but ignores benefits, uses shoddy data, and is harmful to the ongoing immigration debate.