CEI Today: Thanksgiving chemicals, regulatory (non)benefits, and driverless car nonsense

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In the News Today


Openmarket.org: Disregard Toxic Advice on Turkey Day

Toxic chemicals lurk in the “typical” Thanksgiving meal, warns a green activist website. Eat organic, avoid canned food, and you might be okay, according to their advice. Fortunately, there’s no need to buy this line. In fact, the trace levels of man-made chemicals found in these foods warrant no concern and are no different from trace chemicals that appear in food naturally. > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini


Cataloging Washington’s Hidden Costs, Part 3: The Costs of Regulatory Benefits

Regulators assume their regulations create net benefits; here I note that those benefits may really be costs. Often what government calls a benefit is not one. For example. Denial of choice on energy efficiency is a cost not a benefit. Such compulsion is a negative, a denial of options. When this happens, regulators are imposing costs.
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> Interview Wayne Crews

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One News Now: Driverless vehicles impact on auto industry considered

A transportation expert continues to speak out against concerns that driverless vehicles may kill mechanic jobs. In a hearing last week on how autonomous vehicles will shape the future of surface transportation, Democrat Congressman Albio Sires of New Jersey posed questions on how driverless vehicles might impact mechanic jobs in the future.

As reported by The Hill and other publications, Sires said, "I used to have a 1965 Mustang that I did a lot of work on. I can't imagine anybody doing any work on these cars that are so sophisticated. I think it's going to put people out of work."
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> Interview Marc Scribner


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CEI President Lawson Bader

D.C. area has exploded since Kennedy Era

As the federal government expanded its footprint beyond the District’s borders, it’s brought a bonanza to surrounding areas. It’s not just federal agencies. It’s also government contractors, lobbyists, trade associations... > Read more


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Daniel Hannan discusses his latest book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World. > Listen to the podcast