CEI Weekly: New Book Released by CEI Vice President Iain Murray


Friday, July 15, 2011



Feature: “Iain Murray eviscerates what he calls the new robber barons, the great empire-builders of the public sector. This isn’t just a smart and entertaining take-down, but a call to action.” - Rich Lowry, editor of National Review

FEATURED STORY: New Book Released by CEI Vice President Iain Murray


Iain Murray---author of The Really Inconvenient Truths---has released a brand-new expose of the nightmare that is the modern American bureaucratic state. Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You is an in-depth look at waste, inefficiency, and greed in the public sector---all from the perspective of a former bureaucrat. Read more about the book (or purchase a copy) on Amazon.com. Also, read Iain Murray's Washington Examiner op-ed, "Bureaucrats Are Stealing America Blind," and his Daily Caller interview.




Coal Clampdown

William Yeatman's interview on Fox Business


Government to Google: All Search Results Must Appear First

Wayne Crews and Alberto Mingardi's op-ed in The McClatchy-Tribune News Service


Protestors Disapprove of Immelt's Keynote Speech on Creating Jobs

A Washington Examiner write-up of CEI's January 11 protest


The Debt Ceiling, Thomas Jefferson, and the Semi-Virtue of a Balanced Budget Amendment

Wayne Crews' column on Forbes


Put a Ceiling on Overregulation

Wayne Crews and John Berlau's op-ed in National Review


This Week in Business: Fat, Flat, and Falling

Wayne Crews' citation in The New York Times Blogs


O's Subsidymobiles

Sam Kazman's citation in The New York Post


Why Republicans Are Fighting to Save the 30-cent Bulb

Myron Ebell's citation in The Christian Science Monitor


Lights Out

Myron Ebell's citation in The Detroit News







CEI Podcast for July 14, 2011: The Incandescent Light Bulb Ban


Earlier this week, General Electric (GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt gave a speech at a conference on free enterprise. Energy Policy Analyst William Yeatman points out the irony of a career rent-seeker extolling free markets. GE spent $47 million in 2007 lobbying for an incandescent light bulb ban, cap-and-trade carbon regulations, and other government policies that would tilt the playing field in GE’s favor. Its compact fluorescent and LED bulbs offer a higher profit margin.Yeatman also discusses a bill currently winding through Congress that would repeal the lightbulb ban.