CEI Today: Vegetarian diets, government licensing, and GOP culture warriors

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
In the News Today



Openmarket.org: Food Policy Fight: Junk Study on Vegetarian Diet

This study is another example of how junk science adversely impacts public policy debates, which is why I recently developed A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares.” As this study on vegetarian diets shows, it’s not just chemical policy that’s negatively impacted by bad science.
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> Interview Angela Logomasini


Openmarket.org: Professional Licensing: A Risk to the Free Markets and Freedom of Speech

From physicians to dentists to lawyers, the licensing requirements of many professions are well known—but for bloggers? A recent case in North Carolina demonstrates the dangers that mandatory occupational licensing poses to liberty and how established interests use such requirements to protect their bottom line.

North Carolina resident
Steve Cooksey was ill, obese, and struggling with type 2 diabetes. He documented his story on his personal blog. That sounds like a win-win situation, but not according to the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition (NCBDN), which decided to go after Cooksey for the “crime” of offering nutritional advice without a dietitian’s license. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton


Forbes: Will Republican Culture Warriors Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory?

The Republican Party has not been handed better odds for victory since Jimmy Carter drove the country into the ground. The House, the Senate, and ultimately the Presidency are theirs to lose, if they can overcome their self-destructive inclination to talk economic liberty out of one side of their mouths while preaching culture war out the other.
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> Interview Bill Frezza

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

After a slow start to the year, regulations are now coming out at their usual pace, with nearly 80 rules last week. The Federal Register will likely exceed 20,000 pages this week. Another Dodd-Frank regulation hit the books, this one concerning retaliation procedures for whistleblowers. Passed in 2010, Dodd-Frank is currently about halfway to full implementation.


Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk

CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
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