CEI Today: Peak oil fallacy, Windsorgate ensnares another EPA official, and the myth of UK austerity


Huffington Post: Belief In Peak Oil Logically Implies Failure Of Alternative Energy

One of the most persistent beliefs among proponents of alternative energy is that we are in danger of running out of fossil fuels. [But this]  ignores the role economics plays in shaping supply and demand, it completely discounts the power of human ingenuity to come up with novel ways to solve problems, and it has been repeatedly refuted by the facts.

Next time you hear a Peak Oil alarmist prophesying doom, calm him down by pointing out that if natural energy resources were to ever run dry, we would already be living in an alternative solar-windmill-algae cheap energy nirvana. > Read the full commentary

> Interview Bill Frezza


Daily Caller: Windsor Knot Tightens; Another EPA official using private email

Yet another top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official used a personal email address to conduct government business, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures reveal.

The email was discovered within a tranche of thousands of emails from Jackson’s alias email account disclosed by the EPA earlier this month in response to a FOIA request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).  > Read the Washington Free Beacon story

> Interview a CEI expert



Openmarket.org: The Myth Of British Austerity, And Why It Was Concocted


Opposition to spending cuts in America has been based heavily on “the myth of British austerity,” even though “if the British government is practicing austerity it is hard to see,” since government spending still consumes half of Britain’s GDP, and government spending there is virtually unchanged. > Read the full commentary


> Interview Hans Bader

The Wages of Sin Taxes

In his study, The Wages of Sin Taxes, Chris Snowdon reveals that these taxes not only do little to limit the use of “bad” products, they do nothing to reduce societal costs.  > Read more

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