CEI Today: White House labor summit, a trade deal, Obama's fuel standards, and more

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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WHITE HOUSE LABOR SUMMIT - TREY KOVACS

 

NLRB Joint Employer Decision Creates Barrier to Job Creation

The White House on Wednesday is holding a labor summit on the "worker voice." This, despite the administration's regulatory attack on American employers and flexible work arrangements. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

OBAMA'S PROPOSED FUEL STANDARDS - MARLO LEWIS


Free Market Groups Submit Joint Comment Letter on Obama Administration’s Heavy Truck Greenhouse Gas/Fuel Economy Standards
 

EPA and NHTSA’s proposed Phase 2 greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles endanger the economic viability of small-business truckers. The rule’s putative energy-security and climate benefits are entirely speculative and vanishingly small at best. The agencies fail to demonstrate that, absent regulation, truckers won’t make cost-effective investments in fuel-saving technology. If EPA wants to know why heavy trucks don’t get better mileage than they do today, it should look itself in the mirror. > Read more 


> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE DEAL - IAIN MURRAY


New Obama Executive Order Establishes Government As Helicopter Parent

 

Members of Congress and lobby groups, including the auto and steel industries, claim that currency manipulation gives an unfair advantage to foreign producers and discriminates against the U.S. exporters, creating trade deficits and job losses, especially in manufacturing. Though it is true that employment in exporting sectors might decline, this does not mean that U.S. is losing jobs on net.> Read more 


> Interview an expert
 

OUTLAW DRIVING?! - MARC SCRIBNER

Politicians Shouldn't Outlaw Driving to Usher in Self-Driving Cars

 

Attempting to ram self-driving cars down the throats of consumers is exactly opposite to the approach supported by researchers, developers, and regulators. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner


 




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