CEI Today: John Kerry's big fear, smart regulatory reduction, and state pension reform

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
In the News Today


Globalwarming.org: Secretary Kerry Focuses on Climate Diplomacy While Russia Marches Into Crimea

U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry on 7th March 2014 issued his first official Policy Guidance to all Ambassadors and other heads of missions abroad.  It’s not about Russia’s aggressive takeover of the Crimea, a part of the sovereign state of Ukraine.  It’s not about China’s naval buildup.  It’s not about the implosion of Venezuela’s elected dictatorship.  It’s not about Iran’s ongoing program to build nuclear weapons.  It’s not about the continuing civil war in Syria.  It’s about what Secretary Kerry thinks is the major national security threat facing the United States—global warming! > Read more

> See also: CPAC 2014 - What's the Deal with Global Warming?

> Interview Marlo Lewis


Openmarket.org: Congress Should Create an Annual Regulatory Reduction Commission

To deal with the existing enterprise of hundreds of billions of dollars annually, Congress should implement an ongoing Regulatory Reduction Commission to streamline aggregate regulation. Former Senator Phil Gramm (R-Texas) first proposed such an idea, modeled on the military Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC). > Read more

> See also: CEI Podcast for March 6, 2014: The ALERT Act and Regulatory Transparency

> Interview Wayne Crews

> Twitter.com/wayne_crews


A Special Openmarket.org Series:

Few people would raise their hands when asked that question. But actually putting a state’s financing on sound footing is difficult in practice. How pension reform is accomplished is as important as what the reforms entail.

The “California Rule” and the “The Fall of Pacific Grove”

How the “California Rule” Holds Back Pension Reform

To Enact Pension Reform, Make Good Policy Good Politics

Who Wants to See Their State Go Broke?

“The bill doesn’t come due until well after the legislators who wrote the check have left office”

> Interview Ivan Osorio


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