CEI Today: Real cost of regulation, ending the wind energy tax subsidy, and Wall Street & Washington

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
In the News Today


The Washington Times: The real cost of federal regulations

The fiscal 2014 budget report claims that “the net benefits of regulations issued through the third fiscal year of the first term have exceeded $91 billion.” That’s a bold claim, and it deserves a closer look. > Read more

> Interview Crews/Young


Openmarket.org: Congress Should End Wind Energy Tax Credit

Absent action by Congress, the federal Wind Production Tax Credit will expire at the end of this year, but it could survive if included in other tax or omnibus spending legislation to be considered this fall. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete on price or reliability.  On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear testimony on the wind production tax credit.
> Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell



Forbes: Is Eric Holder Playing Don Corleone To Jamie Dimon's Bonasera?

Long-running negotiations between J.P. Morgan and the Chicago gang occupying Washington appear to be finally coming to a close. At stake is how much protection money the besieged bank will have to pay to resolve its legal and regulatory woes. An extra-judicial, extra-legislative “fine” of $11 billion is making the rounds in the press. That dwarfs prior multi-hundred million dollar payments, which turns out only served to whet Washington’s appetite.

If such a deal actually goes down, it’ll be the coup de grace to the already moribund rule of law in America. > Read more

> Interview Bill Frezza


CEI Announces New Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow: Bill Frezza

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is pleased to announce that Bill Frezza is the 2013-14 recipient of the Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship. Frezza is planning his venture into broadcast journalism. CEI and Frezza are partnering with the RealClear brand to launch a new radio show which will be produced by CEI and hosted by Frezza. > Read more





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CEI President Lawson Bader

A final blow in the
War on Coal?

President Obama seems more concerned about the demands of his environmentalist supporters, who will implement their anti-carbon agenda at any cost. >Read more

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Genetically Modified Foods:
Truth about Labeling

Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko