CEI Weekly: Giving Thanks to Capitalism

Friday, November 25, 2011




Feature: Fred Smith reminds us why we should be thankful for capitalism this Thanksgiving.

FEATURED STORY: Giving Thanks to Capitalism


Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate the holiday, CEI President Fred L. Smith has devoted this week's episode of his vodcast to explaining why we should all be thankful for the free market. Watch here.





Leaders With Ginni Thomas: Fred Smith

The Daily Caller's feature on Fred Smith (with video)


New Trove of Stolen Climategate Emails is Released

Myron Ebell's citation in The New York Times


Climate Scientists Scoff at Stolen Emails

Myron Ebell's citation in Politico


Global Warming We Can All Cheer

Matt Patterson's op-ed in The New York Post


Alternative Energy's Alternate Reality

Bill Frezza's column in Forbes


Why SOPA Threatens the DMCA Safe Harbor

Ryan Radia's op-ed on Technology Liberation Front


Obamacare Sequesters Your Flex Account

John Berlau's op-ed in The American Spectator


The EU Just Repudiated Itself and Nobody Noticed

Iain Murray's op-ed in The Washington Examiner


Washington Offers Lessons for Michigan Alcohol Law Reform

Michelle Minton's op-ed in Michigan Capitol Confidential


Senator Chu's Green Energy Race Blather

Marlo Lewis' op-ed on PJ Media


Driving a Bad Bargain on GM Bailout

John Berlau's citation in The Orange County Register


Gates Tells Jury Microsoft's No Bully

Ryan Radia's citation in E-Commerce Times







November 23, 2011 -- The Most Expensive Regulation of All Time?


What is the single most expensive regulation of all time? Energy Policy Analyst William Yeatman has one candidate: the EPA’s proposal to regulate mercury emissions from coal-powered plants. If it passes, the regulation would cost at least ten billion dollars per year to benefit a very small group of people: pregnant women who have subsistence-level income, and eat mostly large fish caught in inland freshwater bodies.