CEI Today: Obamacare on appeal, Operation Choke Point, crowdfunding, and more

Friday, August 1, 2014
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CEI.org: Supreme Court Review Sought in Obamacare Exchange Case

Thursday, attorneys in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, requested Supreme Court review of the ruling handed down last week. The case challenged an IRS rule that provided insurance premium subsidies to all states, regardless of whether or not those states chose to establish their own Obamacare insurance exchanges. > Read more

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CEI.org: "Operation Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses, Harms American Consumers

A new Competitive Enterprise Institute report digs into a campaign by federal regulatory agencies to shut down businesses that are politically disfavored but perfectly legal, under the pretext of preventing fraud. “Operation Choke Point targets perfectly legal industries by designating them high-risk, which in turn has a chilling effect on the willingness of banks to do business with them,” said Iain Murray, author of “Operation Choke Point: What It Is and Why It Matters.

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Forbes: SEC Crowdfunding Barriers At South By Southwest

The V2V conference also had a distinct focus on how the phenomenon known as “disruptive innovation” could itself be disputed by government red tape. Many panels discussed what happens when technologies in the age of apps come into conflicts with laws and regulation written before most folks had telephones.
> Read more

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High Cost of Big Labor

The Unintended Consequences of Collective Bargaining

With high levels of unionization and no right-to-work laws, union presence has cost individuals more than $10,000 in income over the last 50 years. > Read more


See also:

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws
Understanding Public Pension Debt


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CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes


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Saturday, 10am ET

General Counsel of @ceidotorg, Sam Kazman joins me Saturday to talk about the latest Obamacare court decisions.