CEI Weekly: Regulators Partly to Blame for Facebook IPO Disappointment

Friday, June 1, 2012



Feature: John Berlau discusses how regulations have changed the nature of IPOs.

FEATURE: Regulators Partly to Blame for Facebook IPO Disappointment


Facebook's recent IPO fell flat in front of a global audience; and while analysts have several viable explanations for what went wrong, few have addressed the role regulations may have played in changing the nature of IPOs. In a new op-ed in The Sun Sentinel, CEI Senior Fellow for Finance and Access to Capital John Berlau explains how financial regulations have led to firms waiting to issue IPOs until they are over-bloated.






Big Union's Unethical Influence in Government

Vincent Vernuccio & Trey Kovacs' op-ed in The Washington Times


Is America Dead? Yes, if America's Surveillance State Drones On

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes


Can Big Science Bypass Congress and Help Itself to Cash?

Bill Frezza's column in Forbes



Tax Equity for Real

Matthew Sinclair & Iain Murray's op-ed in The American Spectator


Regulators Regulate, and That's a Problem

Wayne Crews' citation in Deroy Murdock's syndicated column


Earth's Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit 'Troubling Milestone' in Arctic

Myron Ebell's citation in the Associated Press


55,000 Green Cards for Foreign Tech Graduates

David Bier's citation in The Telegraph


Union Rights? Wis. Dem Recall Silence Speaks Volumes

Vincent Vernuccio's citation in Investor's Business Daily









May 31, 2012: Ten Thousand Commandments


Congress passed 81 bills last year, while agencies passed 3,807 regulations. This, according to Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews, is regulation without representation. Crews discusses this and other findings from the just-released 2012 edition of his annual report, “Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Regulatory State.”