CEI Weekly: Will Obama Address Job-Killing Financial Regulations?

Friday, September 16, 2011



Feature: In his speech on job creation, President Obama said he'd investigate whether financial regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley are preventing economic recovery.

FEATURED STORY: Will Obama Address Job-Killing Financial Regulations?


President Obama has promised that his administration will work with the Securities Exchange Commission to review Sarbanes-Oxley, the Bush-era financial reform bill that placed strict restrictions on the activities of publicly-held companies. This week on RealClearMarkets, CEI's John Berlau talked about the potential benefits of amending or repealing Sarbanes-Oxley. Read his op-ed here.





How to Transcend Post-9/11 Homeland Insecurity

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes


Nice Talks. When's the Jobs Speech?

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes


All Hail President Blair!

Iain Murray's op-ed in The American Spectator


Infrastructure Follies: Railroads, Cleantech, and Crony Capitalism

William Frezze's column in Forbes


California's Big Deal Bought on Amazon

Jacqueline Otto's op-ed in The Daily Caller


Congress to NLRB's Becker: Did You Write the NLRB Intimidation Manual?

Vincent Vernuccio's op-ed in BigGovernment


Durbin's Bill is Dietary Paternalism

Michelle Minton and Paul Hsieh's op-ed in Human Events


Ten Years After September 11, Business as Usual on Energy

Myron Ebell's citation in Politico


Colorado Cantaloupes Prompt Warning After Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

Greg Conko's citation on ABCnews.com










September 15, 2011: Solyndra


Myron Ebell, Director of CEI’s Center

for Energy and Environment, takes a look at the brewing Solyndra scandal. Solyndra is a company that makes solar panels and recently declared bankruptcy. In 2009, the federal government gave Solyndra a $535 million loan even though its own analysts predicted the company would go bankrupt in 2011. The company’s cozy relationship with political figures, including a major political donor with an investment stake, make the loan — and its low interest rate — look rather suspicious.