NET NEUTRALITY - RYAN RADIA
CEI.org: Net Neutrality Unconstitutional, Public Interest Groups Tell Appeals Court
On July 23, TechFreedom and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, along with the Free State Foundation and the Cato Institute, filed a brief amici curiae (PDF) with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit arguing that the FCC’s 2011 “Preserving the Open Internet” Order is unconstitutional.
By denying providers their constitutional rights, the groups argue, the FCC’s rule forces consumers to bear the costs of building tomorrow’s networks, foreclosing novel business models in which content companies share part of that burden. >Find out more
>Interview Ryan Radia
IMMIGRATION - DAVID BIER
Forbes.com: High-Skilled Immigration Restrictions Are Economically Senseless
Employer discrimination based on national origin has been illegal in the United States since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, yet American immigration law has continued to discriminate in that exact manner. If the government insists on restricting foreign workers’ access to U.S. markets, it should do so on the basis of merit, not nationality. Last week, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) took an important step toward that goal, but it is a flawed one. > Read the full commentary on Forbes.com
>Interview David Bier
VIDEO: THE FRED WEEKLY
Fred Smith discusses the Law of the Sea Treaty and other treaties.
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CEI's Liberty Week Podcast - Unfunded Mandate Reform
Unfunded mandates are a way for Congress to increase government's size and scope without increasing the deficit. Of course, this just means that state governments and the private sector are footing the bill instead. Research Associate David Deerson explains why past efforts to rein in unfunded mandates failed, and why new legislation that Congress is set to vote on this week could help.
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