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Wednesday
Apr092014

CEI’s Iain Murray Wins Second Place at Brexit Prize Com petition in London

 

 

Simplifying, Eliminating Regulatory Burden is Key to Success of Future UK

 

WASHINGTON, April 9 – Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Vice President for Strategy, Iain Murray, and co-author, Rory Broomfield, Deputy Director of The Freedom Association and Director of Better Off Out, won second place at the Institute for Economic Affair’s (IEA) “Brexit Prize competition in London today. Launched in 2013, the competition solicits proposals for an exit plan to extract the United Kingdom from the European Union.

“It was a huge honor to receive the second prize in the IEA’s “Brexit” competition about what Britain should do if it left the European Union," said Murray.

"My co-author Rory Broomfield, Director of the Freedom Association, and I were concerned primarily with presenting the right institutional framework. To that end we floated ideas like a regulatory reduction commission, modeled on the successful US BRAC commission, a property rights-based catch shares program for British fisheries, and expansion of shale gas along the American model. We are proud to have injected these ideas into the British and European debate and look forward to further international discussion about ideas like this.”

Murray and Broomsfeld were one of six finalists in the competition. The top prize of €100,000 was awarded to Iain Mansfield, the Director of Trade and Investment at the United Kingdom’s embassy in the Philippines.

About the Brexit Prize: The Brexit Prize was launched in July 2013 to improve the debate about what an independent Britain would and could look like outside the EU, given that exit is an increasing possibility after the next election. Entrants were asked to imagine a referendum has resulted in an “Out” vote and Her Majesty’s Government has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, and invited to compose a Blueprint for Britain outside the EU, covering the process of withdrawal and the post-exit repositioning of the UK in the global trading and governance systems. First prize is €100,000, second prize is €10,000 and third prize is €5,000.

About the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA): The mission of the Institute of Economic Affairs is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analyzing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.

 


CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

Wednesday
Apr092014

CEI Today: EPA private email accounts, Comcast/Time Warner merger, and Iain Murray's prize in Brexit competition

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In the News Today

OBAMA EPA NOMINEE - CHRIS HORNER

Daily Caller: Obama EPA nominee has troubled transparency record


President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality office is facing questions about transparency.

Obama’s EPA nominee has used a private email account for official business and was instrumental in crafting clean air regulations based on secret data sets.
> Read the news story by Michael Bastasch

> Interview Chris Horner

COMCAST/TIME WARNER MERGER - WAYNE CREWS

Redstate.com: Conservative leaders to Senate: Allow the market to function; Show restraint in the Comcast / Time Warner Cable deal


Tuesday a coalition of conservative leaders sent a letter to Chuck Grassley and Mike Lee, ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and its Antirust subcommittee respectively. The group of 11 signatories all came together to tell Senate Republicans their view of the role of government in the proposed Time Warner Cable/Comcast deal. They raise good points, and come to the correct conclusion that government needs to get out of the way. > Read the news story by Neil Stevens

> Interview Wayne Crews

ANNOUNCING
CEI’s Iain Murray Wins Second Place at
Brexit Prize Competition in London

Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Vice President for Strategy, Iain Murray, and co-author, Rory Broomfield, Deputy Director of The Freedom Association and Director of Better Off Out, won second place at the Institute for Economic Affair’s (IEA) “Brexit Prize” competition in London today. Launched in 2013, the competition solicits proposals for an exit plan to extract the United Kingdom from the European Union. > Read more

 




Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more



 

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

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A Moral Defense of Capitalism
 
Interview with Devout humanist, Catholic priest, and social justice advocate Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute.

 




 

    

Saturday
Mar292014

NH DHHS - NH Immunization Program Presents Awards at Annual Conference

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human

Services’ (DHHS) Immunization Program (NHIP) held its 2014 statewide

conference at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on March 26, with over 400

attendees. Each year the Immunization Program recognizes health care

provider offices in New Hampshire that achieve a high standard of

excellence in immunization, meeting the Healthy People 2020 goals and

vaccine management standards. DHHS Public Health Director Dr. José Montero

presented ten New Hampshire medical practices the Excellence in

Immunization awards in three categories: (1) Excellence in Vaccines for

Children Program: Childhood Initiatives, (2) Excellence in Vaccines for

Children Program: Adolescent Initiatives, and (3) Excellence in Adult

Immunization.



Excellence in Vaccines for Children Program: Childhood Immunization

Initiatives awards were given to Core Pediatrics Exeter, Doctors Park

Pediatrics, Merrimack Valley Pediatrics, Nashua Pediatrics, and Weeks

Medical Center: North Stratford Physicians. Excellence in Vaccines for

Children Program: Adolescent Initiatives awards were given to Alton Family

Medicine a department of Huggins Hospital, Belknap Family Health

Center–Meredith, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Pediatrics, Elliot

Pediatrics and Primary Care at Raymond, and Nashua Medical Group. NHIP

identified the following medical practices for Excellence in Adult

Vaccination Initiatives: Central NH Regional Public Health Network, Core

Pediatrics Exeter and Core Pediatrics Plaistow, and the Manchester Health

Department.



The keynote speech at the conference was given by Carolyn Bridges, MD,

FACP, Associate Director for Adult Immunizations at the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention. Dr. Bridges outlined recommendations and coverage

estimates for adult immunizations as well as the barriers doctors commonly

face when trying to keep their adult patients up to date with their

vaccinations. The afternoon session featured the author of the award

winning “The Panic Virus: The True Story of the Vaccine-Autism

Controversy,” journalist Seth Mnookin, who spoke of his experience

researching and writing about vaccines and vaccine safety.



“This year, the Planning Committee did an outstanding job of expanding our

audience beyond our traditional pediatric and family group to include adult

providers,” says New Hampshire Immunization Section Chief Marcella

Bobinsky. “New Hampshire’s adult immunization rates leave much to be

desired, and with last fall’s launch of our ‘Start the Conversation’

campaign, NHIP is placing high value on helping our providers implement

evidence-based practices to achieve the best rates possible—through this

conference, our campaign toolkit, and ongoing provider education. We are

thrilled to have hosted Dr. Bridges who was exceptional in highlighting the

importance of keeping our 18 to 64 population vaccinated.”



“New Hampshire vaccine providers and community programs are committed to

reaching excellent standards of care and seeing that New Hampshire

residents are immunized,” said Bobinsky. “We are confident this good work

will continue and we will see our immunization numbers continue to

improve.”



Certificates of Appreciation were also given to the New Hampshire Medical

Society, the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioners Association, and the New

Hampshire Nurses’ Association for their co-sponsorship of “Start the

Conversation…,” NHIP’s awareness campaign to increase adult immunizations.



For more information about the New Hampshire Immunization Program visit the

DHHS website at http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/index.htm.

Friday
Mar282014

CEI Short Film “I, Pencil” Wins Top Prize 

 

CEI Short Film “I, Pencil” Wins Grand Prize at Manning Centre Competition

Animated Film Tells Classic Story of the Wonders of the Free Market

WASHINGTON, March 28 –The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) animated short film, “I, Pencil” about the free-market wonders of making the common pencil won first place at a prestigious film contest this month co-hosted by Canada’s Manning Centre and the Free Thinking Film Society. The award was presented at the 2014 Manning Networking Conference, held February 27 - March 1, 2014, in Ottawa. The films were evaluated by a three-judge panel and featured themes on conservatism, liberty, free markets, and democracy.

“The Competitive Enterprise Institute is honored to have the 'I, Pencil' film garner such high acclaim and recognition from the Manning Centre and the Free Thinking Film Society," said CEI President Lawson R. Bader.

CEI’s 6 minute long “I, Pencil” film was adapted from the 1958 essay by the late economist Leonard E. Read and produced by Drew Tidwell of Passing Lane Films. The film is accompanied by a series of five extended video commentaries featuring Carden and fellow libertarian luminaries Deirdre McCloskey, Larry Reed and Walter Williams, each discussing different themes of the story's narrative.

Runners up in the Manning Centre and the Free Thinking Film Society competition included:

The film previously won first place in the Reason Video Prize, as well as Best Short Documentary and Audience Choice at the Anthem Film Festival.

ABOUT “I, Pencil”: The 1958 essay by Leonard E. Read shows how no mastermind dictates the making of a pencil. Rather, it takes bits of know-how from thousands of individuals – from loggers in California to factory workers in China to miners in Sri Lanka to transport workers the world over – to bring an ordinary pencil into being. By trading their skills and labor for wages, these individuals each bring the pencil a step closer into being.

ipencilmovie.org

 

 


CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

Friday
Mar282014

Stay, Work, and Play NH - Nominations Open for 5th Annual Statewide Rising Stars Awards 

Stay Work Play New Hampshire
http://www.stayworkplay.org
603.860.2245

Stay Work Play is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 statewide Rising Stars Awards. Nominations will be accepted until July 25, 2014.

The Rising Stars Awards are an initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young workers and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

The Rising Stars Awards include five awards that honor individuals and companies in New Hampshire. The categories include College Student of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Civic Leader of the Year, Coolest Companies for Young Professionals, and Leadership Development Program Award.

  • The College Student of the Year Award honors a New Hampshire college student who is an academic rising star and is giving back to the community.
  • The Young Professional of the Year Award honors an outstanding professional working and living in New Hampshire, between the ages of 18 and 40 who is a rising star in their industry and giving back to their community.
  • The Civic Leader of the Year Award honors an individual who, through their volunteerism, philanthropy, and/or community involvement demonstrates a commitment to civic participation, strengthening their community, and developing personal leadership capacity to make New Hampshire a better place for future generations.
  • The Coolest Companies for Young Professionals Award honors companies in New Hampshire that create environments to attract and retain young professionals.
  • The Leadership Development Program Award honors an innovative program initiated and conducted by a New Hampshire organization. The program must be aimed at a young professional audience in New Hampshire that helps them propel their personal and professional growth

More information about the Rising Stars Awards and nomination forms for the awards can be found at: http://stayworkplay.org/risingstarsawards/

 

About Stay Work Play: Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, www.stayworkplay.org or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko, kate@stayworkplay.org(603) 860-2245.

 

About New Hampshire Public Radio:

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Their mission is to help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national, and world events, ideas, and culture. NHPR is broadcast from thirteen different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week NHPR is the choice of more than 184,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage. Each day New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by NHPR’s award-winning News Department, locally produced shows such as The Exchange and Word of Mouth, and national and world news from NPR and the BBC. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcast national weekly programs such as Car Talk, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and This American Life.