CEI Today: Chipotle's problem, Operation Choke Point, abusive lawsuits, and more

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
In the News Today

CHIPOTLE'S MARKETING HYPE - FRED L. SMITH, JR.


The Chipotle Effect: When Companies Believe Their Own Hype


It's about what happens when corporate marketing becomes more important that the product itself, and it can only be fixed by understanding what a company like Chipotle exists to accomplish in the first place. > Read more 

OPERATION CHOKE POINT

Bill Aims to Stop Operation Choke Point Happening Again


Choke Point is an attempt to use federal supervisory powers to intimidate providers of financial services to businesses that are deemed unacceptable by bureaucrats, even though they are perfectly legal. Rep. Leutkemeyer has introduced a bill to prevent federal banking agencies from using the tactics involved. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

ABUSIVE LAWSUITS - RYAN RADIA

CEI Joins Coalition Supporting Bill to Curb Abusive Lawsuits Targeting Free Speech


The SPEAK FREE Act would curtail frivolous lawsuits brought to chill protected speech and stifle criticism about matters of public concern. These lawsuits, known as “strategic lawsuits against public participation”—or SLAPPs—are brought by plaintiffs to punish speakers they dislike, even though the speech is protected by the First Amendment. > Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia

RIGHT TO WORK VOTE - IVAN OSORIO

West Virginia: Prospect for a Right to Work Majority


West Virginia may soon become the nation’s 26th right to work state—making the number of right to work states a majority for the first time. For workers, it will mean greater protection of their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association.> Read more


> Interview Ivan Osorio

 

    

 

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