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.






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







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.