CEI Today: Obama's newest executive order, climate change grants, a joint union standard, and more

Monday, October 5, 2015
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New Obama Executive Order Establishes Government As Helicopter Parent


The Obama administration has issued yet another executive order (the 21st of the year) entitled “The Totalitarianism of ‘Nudge’.” Well, actually it’s called “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” It urges all the agencies to expoit behavioral science trickery, and even sets up a federal(!) “Social and Behavioral Sciences Team.”

As with most of what the federal government does, individual choices, private matters and personal business that are none of the federal government’s concern get reclassified as public policy questions. One gets the impression that’s the agenda. > Read the Forbes commentary 

> Interview Wayne Crews


Professor Who Advocates Criminalizing Global Warming Skepticism Has Taken $63 Million in Federal Grants

It was revealed that Professor Shukla has been paying himself and his wife huge salaries from federal grants to a non-profit he controls called the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES) in addition to his GMU salary. > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell



Why Isn't There a Joint Union Standard?

If corporations are deemed liable for the wrongdoings of [other companies and franchisees], why are labor unions insulated from liability when union officials commit criminal acts when pursuing union objectives—in this case, obtaining work? Also, why is a national union shielded from liability when local unions commit criminal acts? > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs



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