Friday, March 2, 2012
In the News Today
OBAMACARE - MATT PATTERSON, CEI WARREN BROOKES JOURNALISM FELLOW
Openmarket.org: Obamacare: Anyone Have a Plan B?
ENERGY - WILLIAM YEATMAN
Globalwarming.org: Green Stimulus Spending: A Litany of Failure
An ongoing theme of this blog is that green energy spending in the Stimulus was a gigantic waste of money. This is for one of two reasons: Invariably, either (1) a Members of Congress tried to influence Stimulus spending as a constituent service or (2) the Obama administration steered investments to friends and campaign contribution bundlers. Whether it’s parochial politics or crony capitalism, the results are the same—bad bets and taxpayer losses.>Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
TEA PARTY vs OWS - DAVID BIER
Openmarket.org: A New Wall of Separation: End Corporate Welfare
The animating cry of the Tea Party — that government has become too meddlesome and intrusive, not to mention unfair and unequal, in its dealings with business — is now echoed by Occupy Wall Street.
Yesterday, Occupy Portland called for “a national day of action” to challenge corporate power in America. “Corporations,” they write, “place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and domination over equality.” But to profit, private corporations must place themselves under people — they must serve them and cater to their needs. Far from domination, even self-interested CEOs must appeal to their customers’ interests or face bankruptcy.
But unfortunately, the relationship between business and consumers is changing. In the last four years, government’s involvement in the private sector has escalated to unprecedented levels. >Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org
>Interview David Bier
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
Saturday, March 31
HAH is an annual event to recognize and celebrate human achievement and innovation. During the hour, participants are asked to listen to music, surf the internet, have a glass of beer, and generally enjoy the fruits of the human mind which would not have been possible in a world where conservation restrains advancement.
HAH can be celebrated anywhere from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. In addition, CEI will be hosting a celebration at our headquarters in Washington, DC and live streaming our event online.
Join the HAH Facebook group.
Ten Thousand Commandments
By Wayne Crews
Welcome to The Other National Debt -- The Cost of Regulation
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