CEI Today: Vote on cybersecurity, UAW targets the South, and the costly Food Modernization Act

VOTE ON CYBERSECURITY BILL - RYAN RADIA


Red State: CISPA Shouldn’t Infringe on Freedom of Contract

On Thursday, the House of Representatives is set to vote on CISPA, a controversial cybersecurity bill that’s beloved by companies besieged by cyber attacks — but despised by many Internet activists.

Berin Szoka of TechFreedom and Ryan Radia of CEI explain why we should add a few words to CISPA that would preserve the purpose of the bill, while still protecting the private right of contract in this country. > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia


UAW - MATT PATTERSON & JULIA TAVLAS


Forbes: The UAW, Having Stripped Detroit Bare, Looks To The South

The United Auto Workers union, having looted and stripped Detroit bare, have set their sights south, to the right-to-work states and the foreign-owned auto plants they host. German car maker Volkswagen, for example, has operated an assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee since 2011, producing Passat sedans. The factory has 3,350 employees, making it vital to the economic health one of the state’s largest cities. > Read more


> Interview the authors

FOOD SAFETY - HANS BADER

Openmarket.org: Food Safety Modernization Act Far More Costly Than Supporters Claimed

 

The 2010 law is proving far more costly than its supporters promised it would be in order to get enacted. The “Food Safety Modernization Act would impose only modest costs on farmers, or so we kept being assured when it passed in 2010.” But many orchard growers now face tens of thousands of dollars in costs, notes the Cato Institute’s Walter Olson.

Liberal newspapers
trumpeted the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, while ignoring its potential harms to innovation, small business, and the availability of unconventional foods.  > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

 

 


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