CEI Weekly: Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011




Feature: Watch our short Christmas video, above!

Merry Christmas!


As we at CEI prepare for the holidays, we've noticed that most of our favorite Christmas movies make capitalists out to be villains. So we put together this short video as a reminder of the Yuletide benefits of the market. Watch above, or at this link.




The FDA vs. Commercial Speech

Greg Conko and Henry I. Miller's article in Reason Magazine


Create Wealth, Not Jobs

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


Behind the UAW's Aw Shucks Smile

Vincent Vernuccio's op-ed in The American Spectator


Grinches and Scrooges Dislike Facebook This Christmas

Wayne Crews' column on Forbes


Obama's Big Labor Wins a Big One

Ivan Osorio and Russ Brown's op-ed in The American Spectator


Dead People Get Lots of Other Entitlement Benefits

Hans Bader's letter to the editor in The Washington Examiner


Government Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Itself

Wayne Crews' citation on FoxBusiness.com


Texts, Lies, and Distracted Driving

Marc Scribner's citation on The Volokh Conspiracy


AT&T Admits Defeat on T-Mobile Takeover

Ryan Radia's citation on Ars Technica


The Death of Kim Jong Il, the Unraveling of North Korea and More

Iain Murray and David Bier's citation in The Washington Post Blogs







December 22, 2011 -- The Keystone XL Pipeline


Politicians usually love infrastructure projects. But politics has delayed the privately owned Keystone XL pipeline’s construction for three years now. Research Associate David Bier explains the reasons behind the delay, and points out that the pipeline’s real benefit isn’t the jobs it would create; it’s the wealth and value it would create.





2011 Brought Lots of Good News for Salt Lovers

By Greg Conko


Butter-nomics: Protectionism and Food Shortages

By Daniel Rivera


Another Year of Incandescence

By Brian McGraw


This Week in the Congress

By Myron Ebell