CEI Today: Income inequality, commercial space flight, enviro $, junk science on soda

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
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INCOME INEQUALITY - IAIN MURRAY

The Freeman: The “Smaug Fallacy”?
 

Among the most troubling rhetoric in the debate over income inequality in the United States is the notion that the rich “take in” or “control” wealth. These types of arguments are fallacious for several reasons. Far from regressing to the Middle Ages, as leftist economists like Paul Krugman and Thomas Piketty claim, modern capitalism is not only making more people wealthier; it is on the verge of a vast explosion in its wealth-creating capacity — as long as regulators don’t get in the way. > Read more

COMMERCIAL SPACE FLIGHT - WAYNE CREWS


What Will the SpaceShipTwo Crash Mean for Commercial Space Flight Regulation?

The crash of a test flight of billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, which cost the life of one, riveted many around the globe on Friday afternoon.Today was a reminder that when innovators and the aspirational among us raise the bar, danger is often nearby. We should be careful that governmental responses do not aggravate risks in the future, however. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

ENVIRONMENTALISTS & THE 2014 ELECTION - MYRON EBELL


Globalwarming.org: Environmentalists Spend Like Koch Brothers To Influence Senate


The mainstream media have begun to take notice that the environmental movement is spending a lot of money to elect candidates in the 4th November elections.

There are multiple hypocrisies in the environmentalists’ campaign spending.  The first is that they continue to attack conservatives for being funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, while they are largely funded by Tom Steyer and other billionaires.
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> Interview Myron Ebell

 

JUNK SCIENCE STUDY ON SODA - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Soda Makes You Old and Other "Data Mined" Myths

“Data torturing” is responsible for a recent junk science study that claims drinking soda will age your cells, which makes it as dangerous as smoking. But these findings reflect clever manipulation of data—and nothing more. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini
 

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