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CEI Today: Cell phone ban, GMO food, and cost of regulation 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In the News Today

IN-FLIGHT CELL PHONE BAN - MARC SCRIBNER

House Committee to Markup Bill Banning In-Flight Cell Phone Calls Tomorrow


Tuesday morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will markup the Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications on Mobile Wireless Devices Act (H.R. 3676). The bill would bar travelers from making cell phone calls on commercial flights—a response to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent proposal to relax its longstanding ban on in-flight cell phone use.
H.R. 3676 purports to solve a problem that doesn’t exist by depriving consumers of travel choices, as I explained recently in an op-ed in USA Today. > Read more

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GMO FOOD - HENRY I. MILLER, GREGORY CONKO


Wall Street Journal: Non-GMO Cheerios Add No Value

 There is no evidence that a single ecosystem or human consumer has ever been harmed by a genetically engineered crop, but there are documented cases in which conventional breeding methods have resulted in plants with harmful levels of natural toxins, allergens or antinutrients, or greater susceptibility to disease. > Read more

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COST OF REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: Recognize and Reduce Indirect Costs of Regulation

If Congress continues to allow regulators to overlook entire categories of indirect costs (such as product bans, disapprovals of pipelines, employment impacts or antitrust regulation’s re-orienting of entire industries), then regulations can tend toward such hard-to-quantify types, imposing grave burdens and dampening productivity. > Read more

 

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