CEI Today: Global warming report skewered, Obama class action fraud alleged, and liberal taxation

GLOBAL WARMING STERN REVIEW - MARLO LEWIS


Globalwarming.org: Stern Review Not Fit to Guide U.K. Climate Policy, Report Finds

 

The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has just published The Failings of the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change. The  2006 Stern Review — named for Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the UK Government’s Economic Service under Prime Minister Tony Blair – is arguably the most pessimistic official assessment ever of the economic damages of global warming.

Influenced by the Stern Review, the UK Government adopted a set of climate policies that cost £17,000 per household. > Read the full commentary on
Globalwarming.org


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

FRAUD IN OBAMA'S CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT? - HANS BADER

 

Openmarket.org: Massive Fraud Against Clients In Class Action Lawsuit Brought By Obama As Lawyer?

 

I have often written about abuses in class-action lawsuits, such as lawyers ripping off their clients, or using settlement money for ideological causes rather than the benefit of their clients. But even I was amazed by what The Daily Caller recently reported: that massive fraud was apparently committed by lawyers against their clients in a 1995 class-action lawsuit brought by lawyer Barack Obama and his co-counsel, and that 183 clients never received the $360,000 the lawyers claimed was paid to them.

If this is true, the lawyers responsible should be disbarred. > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org

> Interview Hans Bader

 

TAX & REVENUE - MATT PATTERSON

Washington Examiner: Why liberals should love low taxes


You can say two things for certain about modern liberals -- they love spending government (read: your) money, and they hate the wealthy. Which makes the liberal loathing of low taxes especially baffling. For the truth of the matter is that lower tax rates often bring in more, not less, revenue for the federal government. And when they do, that revenue is overwhelmingly plucked from the pockets of the "millionaires and billionaires" whom liberals constantly decry.> Read the full post on Washingtonexaminer.com

> Interview Matt Patterson

 

 

 

NEW BOOK!

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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