CEI Today: Jobs, the Walgreens merger tax, drone regulation, and more

Friday, November 6, 2015
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Why aren’t we adding 516,000 jobs a month? One answer that has gotten too little attention is that the rate of regulation over the economy has increased over the past decade, including since the great recession began. Regulation has its costs. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board are pursuing a policy of further restrictions on employment conditions. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray



Center for Class Action Fairness Objects to Plaintiff Lawyer ‘Merger Tax’ in Walgreens-Boots Merger


The Center for Class Action Fairness at CEI has filed an objection to the exorbitant fees sought by plaintiffs’ lawyers related to last year’s merger between the Walgreens and Boots pharmacies. Plaintiffs’ lawyers are requesting $370,000 in fees and expenses to settle a class action lawsuit that, rather than helping shareholders, made them worse off than before.  > Read more 


> Interview Melissa Holyoak




FAA Drone Regulation Plagued with Problems


Today, CEI is filing public comments with the FAA on plans to force people to register drones. Congress already prohibited the FAA from regulating model aircraft in 2012’s FAA reauthorization. Moreover, registration alone will not mitigate drone safety risks; and FAA cannot meet the steep burden to justify expediting publication of a mandatory registration rule through emergency rulemaking. > Read the comment to FAA



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