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CEI Today: Wikileaks zaps trade, the state liquor monopoly, liberals criticize Volcker Rule, and new OSHA workplace rules

Friday, January 17, 2014
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WIKILEAKS &  TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE AGREEMENT - FRAN SMITH

Openmarket.org: Trade Issues Heat Up — A New TPP Leak, “Fast-Track” Bill

 

WikiLeaks on January 15 leaked another chapter of the negotiation text of a major trade agreement – the environmental chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Environmental groups jumped on the text and said the U.S. position outlined in the documents shows backward steps in areas such as enforcement of environmental provisions and deference to multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). Derailing agreements by forcing other issues to be equally considered can curtail that growth and indeed impede progress in those other areas. > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith

 

STATE LIQUOR MONOPOLY - MICHELLE MINTON


Richmond Times-Dispatch: Don’t ‘fix’ state liquor monopoly -- get rid of it

If you believe in limited government and free enterprise, ending a state-run liquor monopoly should seem like a no-brainer. So why is a Virginia Republican trying to further entrench the Old Dominion’s system of state liquor stores? Rather than working to shrink the size of government, Del. Dave Albo, R-Fairfax, is advancing a plan to make the state-run enterprise even more profitable to increase state revenues. This will make this outmoded system even harder to get rid of in the future.
> Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

VOLCKER RULE  - JOHN BERLAU

Openmarket.org: “Wall Street” Regs Devastate Main Street Banks and Credit Unions

At House Financial Service Committee hearings this week on implementation of the Volcker Rule and the “qualified mortgage” rule from the Dodd-Frank “financial reform” law enacted in 2010, some of the most liberal members of Congress expressed concern about overreach. > Read more


> Interview John Berlau

> Follow John Berlau on Twitter

NEW WORKPLACE RULES - TREY KOVACS


Workplacechoice.org: OSHA Injury and Illness Name-and-Shame Rule

 

Under the guise of improving safety in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a proposed rule called, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs

> Follow Workplacechoice on Twitter

 

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