CEI Weekly: The JOBS Act Promises New Hope for Small Businesses

Friday, March 23, 2012




Feature: CEI's John Berlau explains how the JOBS Act could be a boost for small businesses.

FEATURE: The JOBS Act Promises New Hope for Small Businesses


The Senate passed the JOBS Act this week. CEI Director for the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs John Berlau has high hopes for the bill, which passed with bipartisan support. One provision of the bill will delay onerous financial regulation for new public firms until five years after the firms go public, which should help start-ups and small businesses in need of investors. Read John Berlau's op-eds on the Jobs Act here. Also, see Berlau's posts on OpenMarket.org here and here.





Cheap Gasoline and Human Rights

Sam Kazman's letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal


The Real Reasons You Should Shun Goldman Sachs

Bill Frezza's op-ed in Real Clear Markets


Let States Regulate Internet Gambling

Michelle Minton's op-ed in The Washington Examiner


Two Budget Proposals Demonstrate the Depth of the Political Divide in the U.S.

Iain Murray's column in The Daily Mail


Chemical Law Is Not Broken, Doesn't Need to Be 'Fixed'

Angela Logomasini's op-ed in The Washington Examiner


Why Regulations Aren't Good--Again

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes


The Export-Import Bank Should Be an Ex-Bank

Iain Murray's op-ed in The American Spectator


Justices Allow Challenge to EPA Control of Wetlands

CEI's citation in The New York Times


Witnesses Warn Verizon-Comcast Deal Will Damage Competition

Ryan Radia's citation in ArsTechnica











March 22, 2012: Human Achievement Hour


From 8:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 31, buildings in major cities around the world will go dark in observance of Earth Hour. The point is to show that modernity and the environment are incompatible. At the same time as Earth Hour, millions of people will leave their lights on to celebrate Human Achievement Hour. Michelle Minton, CEI’s Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies and also the founder of Human Achievement Hour, explains.