CEI Daily - Human Achievement Hour, High-Speed Rail, and Hilda Solis


Human Achievement Hour


CEI will celebrate our annual "Human Achievement Hour" on Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 pm to 9:30---during the World Wildlife Fund's "Earth Hour."


Policy Analyst Michelle Minton explains the purpose of Human Achievement Hour.


"HAH is an annual event meant to recognize that this is the greatest time to be alive and that we have come so far only because people have been free to use their minds and the resources in their environment to experiment, create, and innovate. Participants in HAH recognize the necessity to protect the individuals from government coercion in order to continue innovating and improving our lives and the world around us."




High Speed Rail


Advocates of high-speed rail projects claim that the projects will create new American jobs.


Policy Analyst Marc Scribner responds.


"The United States would probably be better off using the “stimulus” ARRA funds to pay thousands of people to dig one hole and then fill another. At least then future generations would be spared from having to keep these trains to nowhere on government life support for perpetuity."



Hilda Solis


In a speech over the weekend, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis confessed that she's biased toward unions.


Policy Analyst Vincent Vernuccio reacts to Solis' admission.


"Solis, Obama, and the DNC union favoritism is not new, but the brazen talk of an open bias is shocking. The lack of impartiality shows that business and non-union workers cannot get equal or fair treatment by this administration."