CEI Today: Wisconsin victory, Tech Policy Summit, CEI gala news and Paul Ryan


Daily Mail:
Walker’s Victory is a Victory for Worker Freedom


You wouldn’t know it from the recall election campaign itself, but yesterday’s failed attempt to unseat reforming Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin was all about the powers and privileges of labor unions. It was union outrage at his public sector labor reforms, which gave government employees the right to choose whether to join a union that set the recall election in motion. 

The government unions were out for revenge, but the campaign of Walker’s Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, found the issue of union power so off-putting to voters, that he barely mentioned it. Scott Walker’s victory sends a clear message: Wisconsinites are tired of over-mighty unions restricting worker freedom—and picking workers’ pockets—for their own benefit. > View the full commentary on Dailymail.co.uk

> Interview Iain Murray

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> Keep up with all labor policy and politics at Workplacechoice.org


June 6-7, Napa Valley

Join us for the sixth edition of Tech Policy Summit, June 6-7, 2012 at the Silverado Resort in Napa, CA. Details on the program are available on the Schedule page and you can get a preview of the preliminary list of Speakers at this year's conference.

Together, participants will explore important questions about how policy impacts - or stands to impact - emerging technologies and America's competitiveness in the global marketplace. We'll also look at how people are using social media and other technologies to impact policy making.

Our mission is to help advance innovation by bridging the gap between D.C. and Silicon Valley, and registration is open to anyone with an interest in being part of this conversation because we believe policy is everybody's business.  Tech Policy Summit is an independent venture run by a small team of individuals in Silicon Valley.

> See conference agenda - CEI's Wayne Crews to speak on The Government's Role in Improving Private Sector Cybersecurity

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> See related: Competitive Enterprise Institute Launches Program to Advance Innovation in Telecommunications

CLIP Takes Bold Stance Against FCC Technology Mandate



News from CEI's annual gala dinner, June 5, featuring the Hon. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin:

- Human Events:
Paul Ryan calls Wisconsin recall election for Walker

- Early bird photos on the DC Hotspots Facebook page.

- Twitter commentary #ceigala




Also featuring...

Wisconsin Recall: A High Stakes Battle

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

CEI Podcast for 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.”



Ten Thousand Commandments 2012

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State
May 15, 2012

The scope of federal government spending and deficits is sobering. Yet the government’s reach extends well beyond the taxes Washington collects and its deficit spending and borrowing. Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations cost hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars every year over and above the costs of the official federal outlays that dominate the policy debate.

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