CEI Today: Hillary's speaking fees, minimum wage, crowdfunding, and more

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
In the News Today



Hillary Clinton: Businesses Don't Create Jobs

Naturally it’s being said that Clinton’s statement was taken out of context, that she was talking about corporate tax breaks or something. Perhaps she was referring to her speaking bureau or to Chelsea’s former employer NBC News? Perhaps those corporations and businesses aren’t creating jobs, and that’s her reference point. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews




Washington Examiner: Minimum wage, maximum damage

There are few policies more popular than increasing the federal minimum wage.

Yet most economists oppose the concept of a minimum wage at all, and data back them up. In fact, the minimum wage harms those it is intended to help. Breaking out of poverty is difficult for many people, and the evidence is that a minimum wage adds to the difficulty.   > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray



Forbes: Regulatory Barriers Are Holding Back Investing And Lending Opportunities For Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding could open up new opportunities in investing and lending—if only some of the antiquated securities regulations holding it back could be trimmed. > Read more

The 2014 Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Roundup

In Parts 1 through 4 of The 2014 Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Roundup we compiled a basic picture of federal paperwork costs with respect to independent agencies and federal tax collection, as well as took a look at taxation’s deadweight costs.

Now we will briefly visit the executive departments, agencies and commissions to see what might be appraised about their paperwork.

Part 5: Executive Agency Regulatory Costs

Part 4: Independent Agency Paperwork Costs

The Great Unknown - Federal Independent Agencies’ Regulatory Costs

Part 2: Billions of Dollars and 13,000 Lifetimes Annually

Part 1: Big Bucks for Pencil Pushers

> Interview Wayne Crews


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