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Wednesday
Jul232014

CEI Today: 3348 rules, solar power hazards, Obamacards, and the high cost of Big Labor 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In the News Today

 


FEDERAL RULES - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Federal Regulatory Agenda Consistently Tops 3,000 Rules


In the recently released Spring 2014 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations, published twice a year by the Office of Management and Budget, federal departments and agencies reported 3,348 rules in the pipeline. The all time high count for rules in the Agenda was 5,119, twenty years ago in 1994. Bill Clinton was president. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews
 

SOLAR POWER HAZARD - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Solar Thermal: Hazard for Pilots?


the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert, kills butterflies, dragonflies, other insects, bats, and birds. A federal study confirms that glare from Ivanpah’s heliostat arrays may create safety hazards for commercial and private aviation in the area.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

OBAMACARDS? - IAIN MURRAY

National Review: The Federal Reserve Overreaches

Will it try to compete against credit cards and other payment systems that it regulates?As I have suggested earlier, one of this administration’s stealth plans is to nationalize the financial industry. Providing an alternative to commercial payment systems is part and parcel of such a move. Maybe if the Fed has its way, you will soon be paying for groceries with your Obamacard.
 > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Of obsolete regulations and post-prohibition haggis

Lawson Bader & Phillip Bader

Saturday, 10am ET
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Guests: Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.





 

Wednesday
Jul232014

CEI Today: Win for Obamacare Halbig lawsuit 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
In the News Today

 

WIN FOR OBAMACARE HALBIG LAWSUIT

Court Strikes Down IRS Obamacare Rule in Halbig Case


Tuesday's court decision in Halbig v. Burwell is a landmark victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for states’ rights and for individuals and companies in the approximately 36 “refusenik” states who chose to opt-out of establishing ObamaCare insurance exchanges.

 “[Tuesday’s] court decision is welcome relief to the individuals, small businesses and employees who live in the approximately 36 states that opted out of ObamaCare. This illegal rule would have cost employers crippling fines, destroyed jobs, andforced Americans to pay for insurance they didn’t want or need,” said Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the organization responsible for coordinating and funding the lawsuit.  > Read more


> Interview Sam Kazman

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    

Saturday, 10am ET
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Guests: Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.





 

Tuesday
Jul222014

CEI Today: Obamacards, pension smoothing, haggis, and more 

Monday, July 21, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARDS? - IAIN MURRAY

National Review: The Federal Reserve Overreaches

Will it try to compete against credit cards and other payment systems that it regulates?As I have suggested earlier, one of this administration’s stealth plans is to nationalize the financial industry. Providing an alternative to commercial payment systems is part and parcel of such a move. Maybe if the Fed has its way, you will soon be paying for groceries with your Obamacard.
 > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 


PENSION SMOOTHING - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Workplacechoice.org: Labor and Employment Scorecard: Pension Smoothing as a “Pay-For” in Highway and Transportation Funding Act


On July 15, 2014, CEI scored U.S. House of Representatives Roll Call Vote #414 on final passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021), a bailout of the Highway Trust Fund and extension of the current federal transpiration law, MAP-21.

Critically, funding for this bill involved “pension smoothing,” a pernicious accounting gimmick that encourages deficit spending and increases the risk of pension insolvency. > Read more


> Interview Aloysius Hogan

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Of obsolete regulations and post-prohibition haggis

Lawson Bader & Phillip Bader

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org



Guests: Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.





 

Saturday
Jul192014

CEI Today: Big Labor, EPA report, winning the climate debate, and regulatory disclosure 

 

Friday, July 18, 2014
In the News Today

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 


EPA INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

EPA's inspector general's office on Wednesday released a report exonerating the agency from charges it discriminated against right-of-center groups in waiving FOIA fees.

 

But CEI's Christopher Horner counters that the EPA has acknowledged to him in writing that it sets aside requests from him (and perceived associates) for separate handling. "It thereby admits the bias," says Horner, "and flatly contradicts its public denials of such practices.

"The OIG goes to great lengths to ... avoid the relevant facts," Horner concludes.


> Interview Christopher Horner
 

ABOLISH EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

CEI.org: Ten Reasons to Abolish the Export-Import Bank


A new CEI study released today compiles ten reasons to abolish the Export-Import Bank. The bank subsidizes companies that export goods abroad, and foreign companies that buy those goods. Whatever the intentions behind the bank, the result is one of the federal government’s largest corporate welfare programs. > Read more

> Related: CEI Podcast: Time to Close the Export-Import Bank


> Interview Ryan Young

 


WINNING THE CLIMATE DEBATE - MYRON EBELL

James Delingpole Interviews Myron Ebell: 'What They Want to do is Make you Poorer'

What is the best way to win the climate debate? Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Myron Ebell talks climate debate tactics with James Delingpole. Is the starting point of the debate moral, scientific, or political?
> View the interview

> Interview Myron Ebell
 

REGULATORY DISCLOSURE - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Federal Regulatory Disclosure Becomes More Confused

“The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” normally appears in the Federal Register each fall and (minus the Regulatory Plan) each spring. But until the Spring 2014 agenda’s release in late May, the appearance of the agenda had become quite irregular. Another complication is that agencies are not required to limit their regulatory activity to what they publish in the agenda.  > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Obamacare is a
game of Jenga

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org



Tune in Saturday, July 19th to RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza & guests, Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.





 

 

Thursday
Jul172014

CEI Today: Right-to-work, Ex-Im Bank, victory for women 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
In the News Today

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 

ABOLISH EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

CEI.org: Ten Reasons to Abolish the Export-Import Bank


A new CEI study released today compiles ten reasons to abolish the Export-Import Bank. The bank subsidizes companies that export goods abroad, and foreign companies that buy those goods. Whatever the intentions behind the bank, the result is one of the federal government’s largest corporate welfare programs. > Read more

> Related: CEI Podcast: Time to Close the Export-Import Bank


> Interview Ryan Young


 

WAR ON VICTORY FOR WOMEN - ALOYSIUS HOGAN & JULIE GUNLOCK

Huffington Post: Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach

 

Women just scored a significant victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. Quinn, decided just last month, the Supreme Court declared that childcare providers and personal care aids (PCAs attend to hygiene, housekeeping, and meal preparation for the elderly and infirm) are not required to unionize. Women primarily make up childcare providers and PCAs. > Read more


> Interview Aloysius Hogan
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Obamacare is a
game of Jenga

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org