CEI Today: Hillary's emails, capitalism vs cronyism, gax tax hike, and more

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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HILLARY'S EMAILS - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

The Hill: GOP threatens EPA chief with subpoena for missing texts

 

The chairman of the House Science Committee is demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turn over records on deleted text messages.
 
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) told EPA chief Gina McCarthy in a letter that he is considering subpoenaing her for the documents if the agency does not produce them.
The conflict stems from a court case in which the EPA said it may have deleted or lost text messages that the Competitive Enterprise Institute sought as part of a public records request. > Read more


> Interview Chris Horner 
 


CAPITALISM vs CRONYISM - LAWSON BADER & FRED SMITH


Why capitalist virtue beats cronyist sin
 

There is a lot less rent-seeking than media stories suggest. Corporate welfare costs taxpayers about $100 billion per year, according to a 2012 Cato Institute study—a drop in the bucket in a $16.77 trillion economy. Therefore, it’s worth asking the question: “Why isn’t there more rent-seeking?” If lobbying for special favors is as profitable as it seems to be, why don’t firms fire their engineers and sales staff and hire only lawyers and lobbyists? > Read more

 

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HIGHWAY NETWORK - VERGE OF COLLAPSE? - MARC SCRIBNER

How Not to Fix, and Fix, Federal Surface Transportation Policy


We are told our highway network is on the verge of collapse (false), that the federal role is the most critical component of government transportation infrastructure funding (false), and that things will only get worse unless we submit to massive federal gas tax increases (false). The infrastructure lobby does no one any favors by overstating the problem and supporting reckless and inefficient tax-and-spend policies.
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