CEI Today: The Pope and climate change, MIA White House report, and new food labeling changes

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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A Free Market Perspective on Pope Francis's Forthcoming Speech to Congress


Some ‘progressive’ commentators speculate Francis’s speech will build a bridge between U.S. conservative Catholics and the global climate campaign. That is doubtful, especially if conservative Catholic commentators point out the scientific and moral weaknesses of the case for climate alarm and global energy rationing. > Read more 



Still-MIA White House Report To Congress On Costs And Benefits Of Federal Regulation Is Latest Ever

Congress may initiate a federal government shutdown over the spending of our taxes, yet the costs of regulation and federal intervention exceed the costs of the individual income tax and the corporate income tax combined. So there’s a priority and perspective issue, and Congress and the administration ignore regulation at considerable economic peril. > Read more 

> Interview Wayne Crews


Proposed Food Label Change Could Make Us Fatter and Sicker

There’s a new push to finalize the Food and Drug Administration’s new guidelines for nutritional panels. The changes, which include listing “added sugars” and updating serving sizes to reflect what people actually eat, are intended to make it easier for people to know what they’re eating and make better choices. However, newly published research suggests that the updated labeling guidelines could end up backfiring, causing people to eat more than they normally would. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton



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