CEI Today: Antarctic ice sheet melt, housing finance bill passes, and liberals oppose unionization

Friday, May 16, 2014
In the News Today

 

ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET MELT - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Perspective on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt

Two teams of scientists released papers this week that rendered the same conclusion: Thanks to global warming, the West Antarctic ice sheet will melt sometime between 200 to 900 years from now, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. The ice sheet’s demise would lead to 4 feet of sea level rise.

Is it really “terrifying” to imagine that citizens of the globe, in five centuries, will have to contend with a world bereft of the West Antarctic ice sheet? 
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

JOHNSON-CRAPO HOUSING FINANCE BILL - JOHN BERLAU

 

Openmarket.org: Johnson-Crapo is Fannie and Freddie on steroids

Thursday, after delays and much opposition from many quarters on different grounds, the Johnson-Crapo housing finance overhaul was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. CEI coordinated a letter opposing the legislation signed by 26 leaders of conservative and free-market groups. Johnson-Crapo, named for Senate Banking Chairman Tim  Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), is a monstrosity. > Read more


> Interview John Berlau

 

LIBERAL OPPOSITION TO UNIONIZATION - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Unionization Obstructs Workplace Diversity


Executive editor at The Nation, Richard Kim, claims diversity at the liberal publication is being stifled due to its unionized workforce. Unfortunately, unionization obstructing diversity in the workplace is not new and Big Labor has a long history of stifling diversity in the workplace.
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs


 

 

POLICY FORUM


Monday, May 19, 12:00PM

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens

Featuring William Yeatman, CEI Senior Fellow


LUNCHEON

Tuesday, May 20, 12:00PM

Bridging the Gap Infrastructure Policy for Advanced Vehicles

Featuring Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy & Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.

Regulations Catching Up to Government Spending?

Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

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Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

Helicopter Parents or Free-Range Kids? - with guest
Lenore Skenazy

Culture Is Key to Companies’ Enduring Success - with guest
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine

Federal Ban on Online Gambling?

CEI Fellow Michelle Minton discusses why a federal ban on online gambling would be counterproductive.

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State