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Friday
Oct172014

CEI Today: EPA's clean power plan, Tesla's dilemma, Real Clear Radio Hour, and more 

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
In the News Today

 

NEWS ON EPA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Huge Electric Sector Impacts, Undetectably Small Climate Benefits — Study


Hot off the presses! A new report by NERA Economic Consulting finds that EPA’s Clean Power Plan will:

  • Be the most expensive environmental regulation ever imposed on the electric power sector.
  • Cause double digit electricity price rate hikes in 43 states.
  • Have disproportionate impacts on low- and middle-income households and seniors on fixed incomes, who already struggle with high energy costs.
  • Have no measurable effects on climate change.

> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

 

TESLA - RICHARD MORRISON
 
The Tesla File: Government Favors Cut Both Ways
 
The most recent development for Tesla has come out of Michigan, where the state legislature has banned car manufacturers from selling vehicles directly to the public or from owning dealerships themselves, new restrictions that effectively outlaw Tesla’s entire sales strategy, at least in the Great Lakes State. Michigan is not alone, however, in erecting restrictions on marketing and sales of cars that seem to target or effect only Tesla. > Read more
 

REGULATION VS. VEHICLE INNOVATION - MARC SCRIBNER


Misguided Regulations Threaten Automated Vehicle Innovation
To date, four states and the District of Columbia have enacted statutes that explicitly recognize the legality of automated vehicles. 

California’s manufacturer testing regulations came into force in September. While not entirely problematic, California’s rules mandate that a licensed driver be in the driver seat at all times during autonomous operation. In effect, this outlaws testing of more advanced fully automated vehicles. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

Saturday, 10am ET
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Tune in Saturday, October 18th to RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza and guests Michael Miller & Magatte Wade.

You can listen live Saturdays at 10a or 6p ET on Bloomberg’s iHeartRadio or Mondays at 8p ET on WROM Radio Detroit.

Poverty, Inc.

Michael Miller, director of Poverty, Inc., PovertyCure, and Acton Media at the Acton Institute, recounts his inspiration for his soon to be released film. In Poverty, Inc.,he makes the case for rethinking long-held foreign aid models, and to consider instead policies that cultivate entrepreneurship and institutions that enable those in need to create their own prosperity.

Entrepreneurship as Aid

Magatte Wade, Senegalese entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Tiossan, discusses her background and her entrepreneur-driven vision for Africa’s future.

In addition to WXKS 1200AM & WJMN 94.5FM-HD2 Boston, RealClear Radio Hour is broadcast Saturdays on 1030 KVOI Tucson, Sundays on The Patriot KRMR 105.7FM & KNNS 1510AM Kansas, and Mondays on WROM Detroit.


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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.

 





 

Thursday
Oct162014

CEI Today: Cost of tax compliance, Obamacare architect absent, and the dark heart of the divestment movement 

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
In the News Today

 

 

COST OF FEDERAL TAX COMPLIANCE - WAYNE CREWS


Forbes: Red Tape Roundup: Reckoning The Costs Of Federal Tax Compliance

The dollar cost of the federal tax component of all this complexity (direct compliance and efficiency losses) is not accounted for anymore by the federal government. But the estimated seven billion hours it takes to deal with Treasury Department paperwork is depicted in the federal Information Collection Budget. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER - SAM KAZMAN
 
Update: Where in the World is Jonathan Gruber?
 

Wednesday the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell filed the last brief regarding the cert petition now before the Supreme Court. It effectively rebuts each of the government’s arguments against Supreme Court review. 


For starters, there’s some interesting history about the government’s switch in its tactics on timing. And, the government did not mention Jonathan Gruber at all. Gruber, “the ACA architect whose work it cited in every brief below … is nowhere mentioned now.” > Read more

 

DIVESTING OIL/COAL/GAS? - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: The Divestment Movement’s Heart of Darkness

 

In Real Clear Markets today, economist Ben Zycher of the American Enterprise Institute calls out the hypocrisy of the divestment movement - the movement that urges colleges, foundations, local governments, and other large investors to sell their stock in 200 coal, oil, and gas companies with the highest reported “carbon” reserves. Supposedly, this will depress the capitalization and asset value of the fossil-energy sector, hastening its demise.

Fossil energy companies exist only because other industries — manufacturing, agriculture, telecommunications, etc. — require energy to create products and services. Governments, too, are large energy consumers. So if investors have a moral imperative to bankrupt carbon-energy production, they should dump all their stocks and bonds.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

 

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Wednesday
Oct152014

CEI Today: Farewell to Leonard Liggio, Obamacare & affordability, hate speech, and more 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
In the News Today

 

 

OBAMACARE & AFFORDABILITY - TOM HAYNES


CNBC: Obamacare and affordability—not as connected as you think

Neither the ACA nor the administration's implementation of it supports the notion that "affordability" trumps other aspects of the law, even when the administration could have chosen to promote affordability instead, as the four examples below indicate. 
> Read more

> Interview Tom Haynes, founder and president of TBP Solutions, a health-care insurance broker. Haynes is also a board member at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.


 

HATE SPEECH - HANS BADER
 
CNSNews: Most Democrats Back ‘Hate Speech’ Ban in Poll;
Conservatism Equated with Hate
 
51 percent of Democrats support banning “hate speech,” while only 21 percent oppose such a ban, in a recent You.Gov poll.  This is disturbing because to many liberals, commonplace conservative views qualify as “hate speech.”  > Read more
 

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Tuesday
Oct142014

CEI Today: Self-driving cars, EPA's clean power plan, Gruber MIA, and more

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
In the News Today

 

TODAY! 12:00PM


The End of Transit and the Beginning of the New Mobility: Policy Implications of Self-Driving Cars

 

Featuring Marc Scribner, Research Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Watch live online:
www.cato.org/live


 


EPA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

Strategy for One-Party Rule?


EPA’s Clean Power Plan would compel each state to reduce its power-sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by a specified percentage by 2030. As discussed previously on this blog, the Plan is climatologically irrelevant. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER - SAM KAZMAN

Breitbart: Government Omits Any Mention of Jonathan Gruber in Most Recent Court Filing

 

Professor Jonathan Gruber has been a continual presence in government court filings related to Obamacare. That changed last Friday when the federal government filed its opposition to a Supreme Court review of the King v. Burwell case without mentioning Gruber at all. > Read more


> Interview Sam Kazman
 

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation
 

Even with a mid-term election coming up next month, agencies are cranking out a dozen or so new regulations every workday. The federal government also announced that, having solved all other problems, it will be holding a Tall Wood Building Prize Competition.
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FRIDAY, OCT. 17

CEI's John Berlau to Speak on Crowdfunding's Dynamic Potential in Banking & Lending

 

CEI financial policy expert John Berlau will discuss how crowdfunding is a new frontier that could open up further opportunities in investing and lending  if antiquated securities regulations are eliminated. > See  FULL AGENDA & REGISTRATION 

 

 

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CEI Study Exposes Intellectual Dishonesty of Gambling Ban Proponents

BPA Research Funding Linked to Researcher Bias?

A Pen and Phone Strategy to Shrink Government

Unions’ Extensive Influence over Politics Highlights Need for Reform

 

New Mexico Workers and Industry Would Benefit from Right to Work - See more at: http://workplacechoice.org/#sthash.04F3Iq2B.dpuf
 

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Journalist Carrie Sheffield
CEI Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow

 





 

Saturday
Oct112014

CEI Today: Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, EPA's lost messages, BPA researcher bias, credit card interchange fees, and more 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER - SAM KAZMAN

Where in the World is Jonathan Gruber?

 

The government’s opposition to Supreme Court review of [a major legal challenge to Obamacare, King v. Burwell], filed last Friday made the expected no-need-to-rush arguments about why the Court should wait until the D.C. Circuit finished its en banc review of Halbig v. Burwell. But what stands out is what the brief did not do. It did not mention MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, one of Obamacare’s chief architects, at all. Gruber has been cited in every single previous government brief in King, and in the government’s major filings in Halbig. But in this latest document Gruber is gone. > Read more


> Interview Sam Kazman
 

EPA'S LOST TEXTS - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

The Blaze: EPA Says It Can’t Recover Thousands of Texts Wanted in Freedom of Information Lawsuit


“The destruction of records is a criminal offense, a felony, with up to three years, which is why EPA is saying strange things like there is no evidence any records have been destroyed in the cyber-bonfire,” said Chris Horner, attorney and senior fellow for CEI. > Read more

> Interview Christopher Horner


RESEARCHER BIAS ON BPA? - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

BPA Research Funding Linked to Researcher Bias?
 

The number of studies that have appeared in the news during recent years on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is staggering. Few substances undergo such scrutiny. So why BPA? Congress has poured millions of dollars ($170 million since 2000) into BPA research for what amounts to little more than a witch hunt.> Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini
 

CREDIT CARD INTERCHANGE FEES - JOHN BERLAU

Interchange Fee Caps Benefit Large Retailers at Consumer Expense

 

Surprise! Price controls lead to unintended consequences—including transfers of wealth to parties who lobbied for those controls.

That’s the actual – and unsurprising – result of the an amendment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) that caps fees charged by banks for payment cards, mainly debit and credit cards. > Read more


> Interview John Berlau

 

 

More in the news...

A Pen and Phone Strategy to Shrink Government

Will eBay Stand with ALEC?

New Mexico Workers and Industry Would Benefit from Right to Work - See more at: http://workplacechoice.org/#sthash.04F3Iq2B.dpuf
 

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Journalist Carrie Sheffield
CEI Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow