CEI Today: NSA surveillance, liquor privatization, and state owned banks

Friday, October 25, 2013
In the News Today


Openmarket.org: Stop Watching Us: End Suspicionless NSA Mass Surveillance


On Saturday, October 26, StopWatching.us is hosting a rally in Washington, D.C., in front of Union Station, to protest the mass surveillance programs. Go here for more details. > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia


Openmarket.org: Alcohol Crimes Decline in Washington After Liquor Sales Privatization

In the lead up to Washington State voters approving privatization of liquor sales in the state, opponents claimed—as they always do—that the increased availability and lower prices would undoubtedly result in increased rates of crime, alcohol-related auto accidents, and greater numbers of minors having access to alcohol. But according to the Washington State Patrol, most alcohol-related arrests have declined since privatization went into effect.> Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton



Globalwarming.org: State Owned Banks Harm Economy and Don’t Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

At EcoWatch, Megan Quinn Bachman advocates creating state-owned banks to fund “
green electricity—and other sustainability projects.”  Unfortunately, government-owned banks have a sad history of subsidizing ecologically-destructive boondoggles.  Bachman points to one of the few examples of state banks that managed to turn a profit, the Bank of North Dakota.  But its funds have gone to fossil-fuel projects, not green energy, and effectively subsidized some fossil-fuel projects through below-market rates. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

October 24, 2013: The Social Cost of Carbon

Like anything else, carbon emissions have both costs and benefits. Marlo Lewis, a Senior Fellow in CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment, discusses a new study finding that the carbon debate has some nuance to it, after all.
> Listen to the podcast

> Interview Marlo Lewis




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CEI President Lawson Bader

Football team’s name is no business of Congress or the president > Read more


12pm This Saturday, 10/26
in front of Union Station, Washington, D.C.

A Rally Against Mass Surveillance

Sign up: rally.stopwatching.us