CEI Today: NSA phone records, poverty & capitalism, labor ruling, streetcars, and more

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

POVERTY & CAPITALISM - IAIN MURRAY

 

World’s Poor: “We Want Capitalism”
 

Next month, the United Nations will formally announce the successors to its Millennium Development Goals, the global body’s approach to poverty alleviation since the year 2000. These new goals will be touted as “sustainable.” The event will coincide with a visit by the pope, at which he is expected to concentrate on climate change and materialism as the greatest threats to the welfare of the people of the developing world.
 
Don’t expect to hear much on the way people in the Western world lifted themselves out of poverty: free-market capitalism. > Read more
 

 

NSA'S COLLECTION OF PHONE RECORDS - RYAN RADIA

Court Upholds Legality of NSA's Bulk Collection of Telephone Records


Although the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Klayman has major implications for future cases about government surveillance, it won’t immediately affect the NSA’s bulk collection program.  > Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia

 

LABOR RULING UPENDS BUSINESSES, JOBS - IAIN MURRAY

NLRB's Joint-Employer Ruling: Payback for Unions at Workers' and Business' Expense

In a radical new ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) late last week threw all American franchise and contract businesses into a state of uncertainty. In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB ruled that companies can now be held responsible for labor violations committed by franchisors and contractors. It’s hard to overstate the potential fallout from this decision. > Read more 

> Interview an expert

 

STREET CARS - MARC SCRIBNER


WSJ: Streetcars Suffer Bumpy Ride
 

“What Atlanta did was a huge mistake,” said Marc Scribner, a research fellow at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute. The money, he said, could have been better spent by improving the city’s bus system. > Read the WSJ story 


> Interview Marc Scribner

 




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