CEI Today: Executive overreach, Apple Pay, beyond Gruber, online gambling, and more

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
In the News Today



President Obama's Executive Overreach Compounded by Regulatory Dark Matter

As far as the president’s pen and phone is concerned, the vehicle most regulatory in impact appears not to be executive orders (with major exceptions like a minimum wage requirement for federal contractors and the impending far-reaching order on immigration policy), but instead presidential Memoranda. Congress needs to keep a closer eye on all these. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews



CNBC: Why retailers are wrong on Apple Pay


if the large retailers succeed in shutting down Apple Pay, you might see the war in your wallet end with its credit cards disappearing. And the worst effects will fall on those who cannot afford an iPhone. If this battle is lost, the war could go further. Currently, American regulations do not cover credit cards, but could be extended to them, as in the EU.  > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray


 Beyond Gruber: How HHS Flip-Flopped on Federal Exchange Subsidies

A growing body of contemporaneous evidence shows that even many Obama administration officials believed just the opposite—that subsidies would only be made available on state-established exchanges. >
Read more

> Interview Scot Vorse


Coalition Opposes Online Gambling Ban

While RAWA supporters contend that this legislation is a simple fix to 53 year old Wire Act legislation on sports betting, RAWA attempts to apply federal sports betting regulations to online gambling – even though this legislation was created decades before the invention of the internet.
> View the coalition letter

> Interview Michelle Minton



CEI Report on Crowdfunding Urges Congress, Reg
ulators to End ‘Millionaires Only’ Rules for Investment
This week, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute released a new report on how regulation threatens entrepreneurs and their abilities to start businesses, create jobs, and bring new products to market. > Read more

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Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking.
Jay Richards, co-author of The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot.


CEI President Lawson Bader


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