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CEI Today: Phony Fannie-Freddie reform, bees & pesticides, and Human Achievement Hour 

Friday, March 21, 2014
In the News Today

PHONY FANNIE-FREDDIE REFORM - JOHN BERLAU

Openmarket.org: Johnson-Crapo Is Phony Fannie-Freddie Reform


A plan by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) is often described as “ending” Fannie and Freddie.
And yes, it does “end” them in the sense that there will no longer be entities named Fannie and Freddie. But most of their functions would simply be transferred to a new giant government entity called the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation. Not only would the government’s role in subsidizing and micromanaging housing not be reduced, in some ways it would substantially be increased. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau

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BEES & PESTICIDES - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: Beekeeper Speaks Out against Anti-Pesticide Campaigns

 

Anyone worried about honey bee survival should read the piece by Canadian beekeeper Lee Townsend in the Guelph Mercury newspaper. In recent years, beekeepers have seen some of their hives disappear without much explanation, a phenomenon referred to as”colony collapse disorder.”

Green activists have used this situation to randomly initiate bans on various pesticide products in the name of saving the bees, and their latest target is a class of chemicals called neonicotinoids. But we can’t help the bees if we continue to address the wrong causes.  > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini

Saturday, March 29
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Human Achievement Hour pays tribute to the human innovations and access to affordable energy that allow people around the globe to live better, fuller lives.

 

    

 

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Zac Bookman, Co-founder and CEO of OpenGov, explains how his citizen-friendly web platform is making government budgets, tax, and spending data accessible online, and why politicians and municipal managers are taking to it eagerly.

 




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