CEI Today: Federal gaming ban, greenhouse gas emissions, labor union give aways, and Human Achievement Hour

Thursday, March 26, 2015
In the News Today

 


FEDERAL GAMING BAN - MICHELLE MINTON

 

Federal Gaming Bans Undermine Federalism
 
Since the early days of the Republic, the question of how gambling is regulated has largely been a right reserved for the states. However, this week members of Congress will discuss legislation that would overturn state laws pertaining to gambling within their borders and create a federal ban, preventing states from legalizing online gambling in the future. > View the Human Events commentary 

> Interview Michelle Minton 

 
 

OBAMA & GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS - MARLO LEWIS

Free Market Groups Take Aim at Obama Guidance on NEPA Review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) enacted in 1970 requires federal agencies to consider the environmental effects of “any major project that involves federal funding, work performed by the federal government, or permits issued by a federal agency”. NEPA also established the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), which issues guidelines to federal agencies for proper preparation of environmental impact analyses. On behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, 14 other pro-market organizations, and one university professor, I submitted a joint comment letter critiquing CEQ’s proposal.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

TAXPAYER GIVE AWAYS TO LABOR UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

 

Cost of Labor Union Subsidy in Missouri Unknown Due to Lack of Government Record Keeping
 

A new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals an appalling lack of transparency in how Missouri’s government agencies account for taxpayer dollars going to labor union coffers. > Read more
 

HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
 

Human Achievement of the Day: Bitcoin

 

Not only has it made possible such things as micropayments that were impossible just a few years ago, but it is being used for such disparate ends as energy spot markets and “smart contracts.”

Human Achievement of the Day: Guitars

 

When Human Achievement Hour rolls around each year, I make sure to do two things. One is to play an electric guitar. The other is to play an acoustic guitar. 

 

Human Achievement of the Day: Higher Education

 

As the world continues to lift billions of people from starvation-level poverty through capitalistic enterprise, we need to extend this nimble, technologically savvy approach toward educating billions of people who can then better invest in their own self-interest.


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