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Tuesday
Jul072015

CEI Today: Canned food scare, Freedomfest, your 401(k), social cost of carbon, and a big union decertification 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
In the News Today

 

GREEN SCARE & CANNED FOODS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Green Advice On Canned Foods Belongs In The Trash

 

Go to the supermarket and you may notice canned food bearing the label “BPA-free.” It doesn’t mean those products are any better than others—although they may be more expensive.
 
Yet environmental activists spawned the nonsensical demand for Bisphenol A-free packaging by focusing on spin rather than science.  > Read the Forbes commentary


> Interview Angela Logomasini
 


YOUR 401(k) - JOHN BERLAU


Don't let Team Obama 'protect' your retirement account they way it has 'protected' your health care

Taking a victory lap as the Supreme Court vindicated ObamaCare, the Obama administration is busy preparing to apply the paternalistic precepts of the health care monstrosity to another vital area of Americans’ livelihoods – retirement saving in 401(k)s and IRAs.  > Read the Fox News commentary


> Interview John Berlau
 

SOCIAL COST OF CARBON - MARLO LEWIS

OMB Acknowledges (Most) of Our Comments on the Social Cost of Carbon, Engages None
 

The administration has a party line and no agency is allowed to deviate from it on any matter of climate science, economics, or policy, no matter how speculative or minor the point at issue.
 

Nonetheless, I continue to submit comments — as other skeptics and free marketers do — just to ensure that the administration’s groupthink does not go unchallenged on the record. > Read more 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

UNION DECERTIFICATION - TREY KOVACS

Largest Union Decertification Effort in Railway Labor Act History Underway at Allegiant Air


Allegiant Air flight attendants have filed with the National Mediation Board to decertify the Transport Workers Union. If successful, it would be largest decertification under the Railway Labor Act. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs


 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
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THE MAGNIFICENT 7 - 2015 CEI DINNER VIDEO
 




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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


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Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

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Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
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Monday
Jul062015

CEI Today: Obama overtime regulations, junk science, and Reagan & entrepreneurs 

Monday, July 6, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMA OVERTIME REGULATIONS - IAIN MURRAY

New Overtime Regulations an Attempt to Turn Back the Clock

 

The Department of Labor has announced that it is going to update overtime regulations that were last revised in the 1970s. The unseen effect...will be to abolish an entire level of junior management in America. > Read the National Review commentary 


> Interview Iain Murray
 

REAGAN & ENTREPRENEURS - JOHN BERLAU


Yes, Reagan Loved Entrepreneurs — and Today’s Conservatives Should, Too

Reagan actually used the phrase “entrepreneur” a whopping 186 times during his presidency.  > Read more 


> Interview John Berlau
 

JUNK SCIENCE - GREG CONKO

Junk science = garbage policy

Junk science is "much more prevalent today than it was 20 years ago. There are more media outlets and there are more people putting out content." > Read more 


> Interview Greg Conko
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
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Friday
Jul032015

CEI Today: Regulation tally, online gambling, gov't union privilege, and the Vatican in the climate debate 

Thursday, July 2, 2015
In the News Today

 

MID-YEAR REGULATION TALLY - WAYNE CREWS

Choke: 1,568 new regs, 38,000 Federal Register pages already this year

 

President Obama is making good on his promise to impose new federal regulations with a phone and pen, inking 1,568 already this year while also expanding into "regulatory dark matter" like lawsuits and guidance memos, according to a watchdog group.
 

Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, issued his mid-year review of new rules and regulations and said that there have already been 130 considered "significant," with an economic impact of over $100 million annually. > Read the Washington Examiner report by Paul Bedard

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

ONLINE GAMBLING - MICHELLE MINTON


Gloves are off in lobbying war for online gambling

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in D.C. this summer. The battle over state-based online gambling has reached a fever pitch. Behind closed doors, the push for Congress to vote on the bill before adjourning for summer recess has intensified and the tactics become more extreme. > Read more


> Interview Michelle Minton
 

GOV'T UNION PRIVILEGE - TREY KOVACS

Government Union Privilege Highlights Necessity to End Forced Union Dues in Public Sector

Every worker should be able to get and keep a job without being forced to pay union dues. Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear a case that could make that a reality by ending compulsory union dues payments in state and local public employment. > Read more 


> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

VATICAN IN CLIMATE DEBATE - MYRON EBELL

Vatican Downplays Political Involvement in Climate Debate While Joining Forces with Radical Leftist Naomi Klein


The Vatican appears thrilled to have the world’s most glamorous anti-captialist crusader co-chairing their climate conference.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 - 2015 CEI DINNER VIDEO
 




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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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Thursday
Jul022015

CEI Today: Obama overtime rule, union dues, EPA climate report, Ex-Im Bank, and more 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMA'S NEW OVERTIME RULE


The Department of Labor this week is putting out its proposed rule to more than double the salary level under which many workers would qualify for overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week. CEI labor policy experts warn that those government mandated benefits won't materialize for most people. "Business owners will be forced to off-set the new costs with some combination of lay-offs, lower base pay, and hiring or promotion freezes," said Aloysius Hogan, CEI senior fellow.


> Interview an expert
 

SUPREME COURT TAKES UNION DUES CASE

U.S. Supreme Court to Take on Government Union Power

 

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert to a case that could give all public employees right-to-work protections. If SCOTUS rules in favor of the plaintiff, government unions would lose their power to compel non-members to pay union dues as a condition of employment. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

EPA CLIMATE REPORT - MARLO LEWIS

 

EPA’s Climate Action Flim-Flam Report

EPA last week released Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action. Unsurprisingly, in EPA’s assessment, unmitigated warming produces terrible and terrifying climate impacts whereas “global action” reduces such impacts to manageable and non-threatening levels.  > Read more
 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER

Pro-Market Recommendations for Policy Makers

We suggest a strategy of “de facto devolution,” which basically involves keeping federal spending steady while increasing the flexibility of states to fund and finance their own highways.  > Read more 


> Interview Marc Scribner
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 - 2015 CEI DINNER VIDEO
 




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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
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Wednesday
Jul012015

CEI Today: EPA regs unreasonable, Obama overtime rule, Ex-Im Bank, and more 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
In the News Today

 

SURPEME COURT RULING AGAINST EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Supreme Court Finds EPA Regulation Unreasonable

The Supreme Court’s decision is a win for common sense. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards was one of the most expensive rules ever promulgated, yet its benefits were illusory. > Read more 
 

> Interview William Yeatman
 

OBAMA'S NEW OVERTIME RULE


The Obama administration is rolling out its new rule on overtime pay. Experts warn the most likely outcome won't be higher income - instead, businesses will respond by lowering base wages. > Read more


> Interview an expert
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

5 Reasons Why It's Time to Close the Ex-Im Bank


The clock is ticking on the Export-Import Bank’s upcoming reauthorization.   > Read more 


> Interview Ryan Young
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
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THE MAGNIFICENT 7 - 2015 CEI DINNER VIDEO
 




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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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