CEI Today: Senate vote against EPA, regulation cost-benefit, virtuous capitalism, and more

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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SENATE VOTE AGAINST EPA CLIMATE PLAN

CEI applauded the Senate’s 52-46 passage of a resolution to stop President Obama’s climate resolution:

 
CEI's Myron Ebell said, "The Senate votes against the EPA's climate control rules are a victory for affordable energy for American consumers and workers. The Senate has taken the necessary first steps toward rolling back President Obama's plans to put EPA in charge of people's energy use and to lock in perpetual global energy poverty through the new Paris climate treaty."
 

CEI's Marlo Lewis said, "The Senate has not only voted to overturn an unlawful regulation designed to crush the historic backbone of the U.S. electric supply system, it has also sent a clear signal in advance of the Paris climate conference that U.S. lawmakers will not ratify a treaty that would put an energy-starved world on an energy diet. Now the House has the opportunity to send a unified message by passing resolutions 71 and 72.”

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REGULATION COST-BENEFIT - WAYNE CREWS

Less than 1 Percent of Federal Regulations Get Cost-Benefit Analysis


In fiscal year 2014, for example, the White House Office of Management and Budget reviewed 54 major rules and a few hundred significant ones. Only 16 had cost estimates OMB reviewed, and only 13 had both cost and benefit assessments. > Read more

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VIRTUOUS CAPITALISM - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

Virtuous Capitalism In Theory And Practice


The level of lobbying seems lower than one would expect. This suggests that many businessmen also have some sense of propriety, believing that earned income is morally superior to granted income. > Read more

> Interview Fred L. Smith, Jr.

 

REGULATION IN AMERICA - WAYNE CREWS & RYAN YOUNG

The Mild, Mild West: regulation in America


America has a reputation as the land of Wild West cowboy capitalism. The truth is rather more mundane. The US economy is one of the most heavily regulated in the world, with the total cost of federal regulations standing at nearly $1.9 trillion—equivalent to nearly two thirds of the UK’s entire GDP. > Read more

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