CEI Weekly: New Edition of Ten Thousand Commandments Released

Friday, May 18, 2012

 

 

 

Feature: This week CEI published the 2012 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments, an annual report on regulatory costs.

FEATURE: New Edition of Ten Thousand Commandments Released

 

Ten Thousand Commandments is an annual report prepared by Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews on the costs of federal regulations. The public already knows about climbing federal spending; but when government increases the cost of doing business through new regulations, the consequences are largely hidden from public view. The purpose of the Ten Thousand Commandments report is to restore accountability and transparency to Washington by drawing attention to the staggering burden of federal rules and regulations. Read more on the report here. For more information about the project and archives of past reports, see here.

 

 

 

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

Give a Man a Fish

Iain Murray and Roger Abbott's CEI OnPoint

 

Driving the Market From the Marketplace of Ideas

Fred L. Smith's op-ed in The Washington Times

 

Obamacare's Killer Device Tax

Henry I. Miller's op-ed in The Wall Street Journal

 

Companies Have Right to Engage Political Process

Fred L. Smith's letter to the editor in The Oklahoman

 

The Flawed Case Against Immigration

David Bier's op-ed in The Huffington Post

 

Light Bulb Battle Pits Tea Party Against Manufacturers

Myron Ebell's citation in Bloomberg News

 

From Watergate to Weidgiegate

Hans Bader's citation in The Washington Examiner

 

Horses in the Dining Room

CEI's citation in The Daily Herald

 

Wind Turbines Endanger Eagles

R.J. Smith's citation in Newsday

 

 

                     

 

 

CEI PODCAST

 

May 17, 2012: Ethanol's Overstated Benefits

 

Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis takes apart a study claiming that ethanol lowers gas prices by more than a dollar per gallon in some regions. Unrealistic assumptions and dodgy methodology make the results less than trustworthy. Ethanol, Lewis argues, is widely used only because the federal government requires it to be. If it had to compete on a level playing field like most other products, it would be a flop.

 

 

BEST OF THE BLOGS

 

Facebook, Overregulation, and the "Cheers IPOs"

By John Berlau

 

Tuna-Dolphin Issue--Again a WTO Decision

By Fran Smith

 

Bailouts Wanted--All Taxpayers Solicited!

By Fred L. Smith

 

Corn Is Busting Out All Over

By Marlo Lewis