CEI Today: Shutting down OPIC, Obama's climate change friends, credit card fees, and more

Thursday, September 24, 2015
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SHUT DOWN OPIC - RYAN YOUNG

 

Report Urges Congress to Pull the Plug on Failed Government Lending Agency 

A new CEI report urges Congress to allow the charter for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to simply expire at the end of September. From wasting taxpayer money on the politically well-connected to ineffective job creation policies, the report lists the many reasons why it's time to pull the plug on OPIC. > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young

 

OBAMA'S CLIMATE CHANGE FRIENDS - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

Obama's Coordinated Climate Campaign

 

The coordination involves the White House, state governors and attorneys general, and a host of nongovernmental organizations affiliated with "major environmental donors" — especially billionaire Tom Steyer. > Read the IBD commentary 
 

 

CREDIT CARD FEES - IAIN MURRAY


Transparency in Card Fees: Where Does the Argument Stop?
 

The interchange fee has long been the subject of resentment by merchants and so various arguments are used to promote the idea that these fees should be capped through regulation. > Read more


> Interview Iain Murray
 

REGULATION OVERLOAD - WAYNE CREWS

You Won't Believe All the Ways Federal Agencies Issue Rules


Agencies issue over 3,000 rules every year. But they also unleash thousands of other types of documents and “notices,” the most significant among them often called “guidance documents,” affecting everything from labor policy to higher education guidance on bullying, to finance in the wake of the Dodd-Frank law. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

TOBACCO REGULATION - MICHELLE MINTON

Has Plain Packaging Reduced Tobacco Consumption?

 

Consumer behavior is complex and government policies that aim to nudge us into making “better” decisions may not work as advertised. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

 




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