FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS - MARLO LEWIS
Globalwarming.org: Obama Fuel Economy Standards Could Price Almost 7 Million Drivers out of New Car Market – NADA
In a report released Thursday, the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) estimates that the Obama administration’s model year (MY) 2011-2025 fuel economy standards could price nearly 7 million consumers out of the market for new motor vehicles. > Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
> Interview Marlo Lewis
DOJ SUES APPLE - WAYNE CREWS
Forbes.com: Why is Apple Getting Cored in Washington?
What should be the price of the paperless word, now that books are going digital in one of the most important transformations in history?
Only the Justice Department knows, it would seem.
The Antitrust Division has filed an antitrust suit against Apple and several publishers (Simon & Schuster, NewsCorp’s HarperCollins, Hachette, Pearson, PLC’s Penguin Group (USA) and Macmillan).
The complaint seems to be that collusion and smoke-filled rooms paved the way to a deal by which Apple gets a 30 percent cut of the publishers’ eBooks sold for Apple devices, while other vendors are forbidden from selling below a pre-specified price.
Such ordinary business deals, you see, involve a now-disparaged free market instrument called a “contract” and may not be permitted.
> Read the full commentary on Forbes.com
> Interview Wayne Crews
PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT - HANS BADER
Openmarket.org: Big Push for Costly “Comparable Worth” Legislation Coming? Lilly Ledbetter Returns to the Stage
> Interview Hans Bader
CEI Liberty Week Podcast - April 12, 2012: Apple, E-Books, and Antitrust