CEI Today: Back to the Future, virtuous capitalism, and EPA untruths

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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BACK TO THE FUTURE - IAIN MURRAY


Back to the Future in Payments Technology
 

One of the things Back to the Future Part II almost got right about 2015 was how Biff paid for his cab ride—with a thumbprint. In economic terms what advanced payment systems have done is dramatically lowered the transaction costs of taking an on-demand car ride, below even that envisaged by the thumbprint future. > Read more 

> Interview Iain Murray

 

VIRTUOUS CAPITALISM - RYAN YOUNG

Virtuous Capitalism, or, Why So Little Rent-Seeking?


One reason there is so little rent-seeking is that most (but not all!) businessmen and entrepreneurs have a sense of virtue and honor that prevents them from seeking special favors. It is much more satisfying to make an honest living than a dishonest one. > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young & Fred L. Smith, Jr.
 

EPA UNTRUTHS - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

A Double Feature Airing of the Grievances
 

EPA has marketed its Clean Power Plan on a number of untruths, including (but not limited to):
 
The rule is “flexible” (It isn’t)
The rule saves lives. (It doesn’t)
The rule would be a boon to the economy. (Are you kidding me?) > Read more 

 

CHEMICAL REGULATION REFORM? - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

The Many Bad Reasons to Support TSCA "Reform"


TSCA may be old, but it has the best risk standard on the books. And passing a major bureaucratic regulatory initiative to “restore public confidence” is, well, just plain dumb. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 



 




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