CEI Today: Internet kill switch, TSA body scanners, and an anti-competitive attack on dietitians



CNBC Closing Bell: President Obama's New Internet Power  11 Jul 2012

President Obama signed an executive order, which gives him power to take control over the web during security emergencies. William Daly, Control Risks Group, explains why he thinks this is a good idea, and Ryan Radia, Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses why he disagrees.

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Openmarket.org: Sign A Petition Requiring The Transportation Security Administration To Follow The Law!

Over at the White House’s “We the People” site, a petition rapidly gathering signatures that demands that the Transportation Security Administration abide by a court order from last year requiring it to open a notice-and-comment rulemaking on the full-body imaging machines now commonplace in American airports.  > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org




Openmarket.org: Dietitian Licensing Board Attempts To Limit Free Speech, Silence Bloggers


Have you ever given someone advice on how to lose weight through dietary changes? Have you ever recommended that certain foods could be consumed or avoided to aid in sleep, stress, or intestinal issues? Well then, according to the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, you should be thrown in jail for up to a month and a half. Now, newly leaked documents prove what many suspected from the beginning: the effort to silence unlicensed dietitians and online bloggers giving nutritional advice is all about eliminating competition for the Board of Dietetics’ licensed members. > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org

Interview Michelle Minton



You're invited! JULY 19 EVENT


Risky Science at the EPA:

Exploring Alternatives for EPA Risk Assessment

A Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by

The Competitive Enterprise Institute

Featured Speaker: Nandan Kenkeremath, former Senior Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Kenkeremath will launch the discussion with a presentation on how EPA can improve the scientific basis of its risk assessment process by incorporating a wider range of probabilities, weigh-of-evidence measures, and best available science. 

July 19, 2012

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


The Competitive Enterprise Institute

1899 L Street, N.W., 12th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20036

Lunch provided

Please RSVP to Angela at alogomasini@cei.org

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