CEI Today: Obama's BRAIN initiative, the myth of welfare reform, and green tyranny

OBAMA'S BRAIN INITIATIVE - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes:
Barack Obama's BRAIN Initiative


In a widely reported announcement, President Barack Obama outlined a major research initiative to map the human brain, building on his State of the Union appeal for more federal research.

Media and the Web went wild over the BRAIN initiative (or “Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies”), and it is obviously sexy. Many of us deeply desire these advances. But sometimes government inhibits rather than facilitates, even without realizing it.

Let me just state it flatly: Overabundance of taxpayer funding of scientific and technology research is incompatible with a future of optimally and lightly regulated science and technolgy specifically, and with limited government generally.
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MYTH OF WELFARE REFORM - HANS BADER

Openmarket.org: The Myth Of Welfare Reform

Welfare reform is largely a myth. Many people who used to be on welfare have since gone onto Social Security Disability. That benefits states by shifting their welfare costs to the federal government. Moreover, people who were never on welfare in the past are now going onto Social Security Disability in droves, which makes the Obama administration happy, since it helps mask persistently high unemployment by reclassifying unemployed people as “disabled” instead. The number of people on Social Security Disability has skyrocketed, at tremendous cost....  > Read more

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GREEN TYRANNY - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Stossel: Foam More Energy Efficient than Paper?

Nanny-state warrior New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is now planning a citywide ban on plastic-foam food packaging, including takeout boxes, cups and trays. But, Bloomberg is wrong about plastic foam. Angela Logomasini of the Competitive Enterprise Institute argues plastic foam is cleaner, cheaper and more efficient than paper.


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