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Oct262012

CEI Today: Anti-trust attack on Google, reigniting a carbon tax, and the virtues of immigration

GOOGLE - RYAN RADIA

CNET: Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly

 

Perhaps no Internet leader faces as much scrutiny from government as Google, which has been the subject of a Federal Trade Commission antitrust probe for over a year. As this investigation comes to a close, the government is reportedly leaning toward suing Google before year's end. Naturally, its rivals are lobbying the feds to come down hard on the search giant.


Yet Google's critics haven't put forward a serious legal case against the company. The world's top search firm may be many things -- some of which aren't pretty -- but an illegal monopoly, it is not.  > Read the full commentary at CNET.com

 

> Interview Ryan Radia

 

CARBON TAX - MARLO LEWIS

Forbes: Carbon Tax: Will Tweedle Dum Snatch Defeat From the Jaws of Victory?


The big attraction of carbon taxes these days is not as a global warming policy but as a revenue enhancer. In both parties, deficit hawks and big spenders (often the same individuals) are flailing for ways to boost federal revenue. However appealing the creation of a carbon cash cow may seem, GOP endorsement of this agenda would be a blunder comparable to President George H.W. Bush’s abandonment of his “read my lips, no new taxes” campaign pledge. > Read more at Forbes.com


> Interview Marlo Lewis


 

IMMIGRATION - DAVID BIER

Openmarket.org: Immigration Policy Should Strive For The “City On The Hill,” Not The “Deserted Town”


Opponents of human movement, also known as “immigration,” argue that if the U.S. government stops forcibly preventing foreign-born people from relocating to the United States, the wages of American workers will suffer dramatically. By appealing to economic terms — prices, wages, supply and demand — this argument maintains the illusion of intellectual credibility that merely shouting “they’re-taking-our-jobs” lacks. >View the article on Openmarket.org

> Interview David Bier

 

 

COMING NOVEMBER 15...

 

 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is proud to announce a new ambitious film project: an animated adaptation of I, Pencil by Leonard Read.

> View the I, Pencil trailer


 

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