CEI Today: Taxpayer gift to Big Labor, class action abuse, climate change agreement, and crowdfunding

Monday, December 14, 2015
In the News Today

 

TAXPAYER GIFT TO BIG LABOR - TREY KOVACS

How to keep Fairfax teachers in the classroom


Fairfax schools grant government unions a subsidy, known as release time, which allows teachers to perform union business instead of their public duties while being paid by taxpayers. An easy cut for the school system to make without taking anything away from children’s education. > Read the Washington Post oped


> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

SUPREME COURT & CLASS ACTION ABUSE - TED FRANK

CCAF Asks Supreme Court to Hear Challenge on Duracell Class Action Settlement


The Center for Class Action Fairness petitioned the Supreme Court to hear a case challenging an abusive class action practice where trial lawyers pay themselves the bulk of the cash recovery ($5.7 million), the class members receive just a fraction of that ($344,000), and the settlement hands out millions to third parties who are not part of the class. > Read more

PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT - MYRON EBELL

 
COP-21 Agreement on New Paris Climate Treaty

Once a country ratifies the treaty, it will be committed to taking actions to save the planet from catastrophic global warming no matter how high the cost or how long it takes. > Read more
 

> Interview Myron Ebell
 

CROWDFUNDING - JOHN BERLAU

Help the Small and Nimble Get a Start Going Public


Letting ordinary Americans invest in the early stages of high-growth firms “has long been the dream” of equity crowdfunding advocates. This “dream” was very much the reality for small investors before the costly mandates of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. > Read the WSJ letter

> Interview John Berlau

 

 

 

    

 

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