CEI Today: EPA Clean Power Plan, Lame Duck, college debt, central banking, and more

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
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EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Clean Power Plan Comment Deadline Monday
 
The comment deadline for the president's Clean Power Plan is today, and CEI will submit comments on it.

William Yeatman calls the rule “an illegitimate exercise in executive authority. It’s expensive and threatens electric reliability. If finalized, the rule would fundamentally overhaul the electric industry without the permission of Congress or the American people. Yet the rule would also in no way impact the climate." See: EPA’s Illegitimate Climate Rule

Marlo Lewis says the rule would be “the most expensive environmental regulation ever imposed on the electric power sector and cause double-digit electricity price rate hikes in 43 states.”
 

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LAME DUCK PREDICTIONS - IAIN MURRAY


Pittsburgh Tribune-Revew: What lame ducks might do


Iain Murray is vice president of strategy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy organization advocating limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty. He spoke to the Trib regarding how Congress might spend its upcoming lame-duck session.

Q: With just a handful of legislative days remaining in December, what concerns do you have about potential actions by Congress?

A: There are concerns there might be attempts to sneak a few things through that would have much less chance of getting passed under the new Congress, and there also might be some possibilities that Congress might do a few unwise things, thinking, “It's a lame-duck session. We can get away with it.”
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COLLEGE DEBT - CARRIE SHEFFIELD

Forbes: Mired In College Debt, Millennials Need Better Options


As national dialogue continues about the usefulness of a traditional, 4-year college degree, data show the Millennial generation is falling behind previous ones in savings, net worth, even the ability to move out of their parents’ homes.  Yet creation of alternative pathways, just like K-12 school choice, is an uphill battle against entrenched educational bureaucracies. > Read more

 

> Interview Carrie Sheffield
 

CENTRAL BANK IMPACT ON STANDARD OF LIVING - RYAN YOUNG

Washington Examiner: Easy come, easy go
 

Instead of constantly and unpredictably tinkering with interest rates, money supply, exchange rates, and other variables, central banks should pursue a humbler monetary policy. This would emphasize an honest, stable, and predictable price system that creates a better environment for those private sector engines of growth. > Read more

DEC. 5 - REPEAL DAY EVENT

81st Anniversary Celebration of Repeal Day: Prohibition Still Doesn’t Work

 

Featuring Michelle Minton, Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute (@michelleminton)
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