IMMIGRATION - DAVID BIER
Forbes: Low-Skilled Immigrant Workers Are Vital Contributors To The Economy
The Republican National Committee reformed its immigration platform this month to favor a new guest worker program. Unfortunately, the party still seems unwilling to accept permanent low-skilled immigrants. These workers are critical to America’s future competitiveness, yet they have received little GOP attention compared to high-skilled workers from Asia to whom Mitt Romney is promising green cards. The disparate treatment stems from a fundamentally flawed view of the economy. > Read the full commentary on Forbes.com
> Interview David Bier
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS - GREGORY CONKO & HENRY MILLER
Forbes: Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Foods Is A Losing Proposition
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EUROPE'S CARBON COMPENSATION FUND - MARLO LEWIS
Globalwarming.org: EU Gropes — in Vain — for Carbon Price Sweet Spot
Two stories reprinted in Climatewire today provide a funny reminder that politicians can’t set the ‘right’ price even when the ‘commodity’ is carbon and the goal is saving the planet.
On Tuesday, Norway decided to follow European Union (EU) policy and establish a carbon ‘compensation fund.’ The program will
bribe pay some 80 energy-intensive firms $90 million not to move their operations overseas. The government contends that without such payments, the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), adopted to implement the Kyoto Protocol, will trigger (or accelerate) the flight of capital, jobs, and emissions abroad. > Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
> Interview Marlo Lewis
THE LIBERAL WAR ON TRANSPARENCY - CHRISTOPHER C. HORNER
CNSNews.com: Author: Journalists 'Cover Energy And Environment Subjects As Liberal Activists,' E-Mails Show
Liberals claim to support transparency in government - until conservatives start finding shady things through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
New York Times bestselling author, litigator, and Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner has been filing such FOIAs for years and has turned up Obama's "true plan" for cap-and-trade, a close relationship between an energy official and a Solyndra director - and more. Horner's quest for public information, labeled as "criminal" by one Obama agency head, will be detailed in his upcoming book, "The Liberal War on Transparency." > Read the CNSNews.com article by Julia Seymore
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