CEI Weekly: CEI Unveils Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index

Friday, September 2, 2011



Feature: New project ranks each state's labor policies.

FEATURED STORY: CEI Unveils Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index


State governments across the country are struggling to balance their budgets; meanwhile, union lobbyists are pushing for better benefits and more handouts. To educate taxpayers about their state governments' priorities, CEI has partnered with Crossroads GPS in a new initiative: the Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index. States are ranked in 23 different categories and given scores that reflect Big Labor's influence on state legislators and regulators. Labor Policy Analysts Vincent Vernuccio and Trey Kovacs blogged on the index at BigGovernment. To take a closer look at the state rankings, you can visit WorkplaceChoice.org.






Wither Weather Service?

Iain Murray's interview on Fox Business


Do We Really Need a National Weather Service?

Iain Murray and David Bier's op-ed on FoxNews.com


Immigration Tariff: Reforming a Broken System

Alex Nowrasteh's op-ed in The Huffington Post


Privacy Mandates are Bad News for Web Users

Luke Pelican's op-ed in The Washington Times


Propaganda Posing as Environmental Literacy

Matthew Melchiorre's op-ed in The Washington Times


The DoJ's Antitrust Seers

Ryan Young's op-ed in The Daily Caller


Solyndra's All-Too-Predictable Collapse

Chris Horner's op-ed in The Daily Caller


Rekindling the Dream

Alex Nowrasteh and David Bier's oped in The American Spectator


U.S. Fears Lost Jobs if AT&T Merger is Approved

Ryan Radia's citation in The Los Angeles Times


We're Powerless in the Face of the Alternative Energy Lobby

Myron Ebell's citation in The Star-Ledger









September 1, 2011: The Blocked AT&T/T-Mobile Merger


The Department of Justice sued this week to stop the proposed AT&T-T-Mobile merger. Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia thinks this is a mistake. The evidence that the merger would make the wireless market less competitive is unconvincing. Nobody knows if the merger will succeed or not. Either way, consumer harm is unlikely.