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Thursday
Aug142014

CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank fallac, regulations on small business, National Employee Freedom Week 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
In the News Today

 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG


The Ex-Im Bank’s Unilateral Disarmament Fallacy

One of the weakest arguments against free trade is the "unilateral disarmament" fallacy--that a country should refuse to liberalize its trade policies until other countries liberalize theirs. If your opponent uses it, you almost automatically win the debate. The Export-Import Bank's defenders must be getting desperate, because they are now having to resort to the unilateral disarmament fallacy. > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young

 

Red Tapeworm 2014: Tell Us -- Which Regulations Hurt Your Business as You Grow? 

We need many more bottom-up assessments for the entrepreneurial community to send a collective outburst to Washington D.C. about addressing the federal regulatory burden.

 


NATIONAL EMPLOYEE FREEDOM WEEK -  TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week

 

National Employee Freedom Week, which started August 10 and runs until August 16, is a countrywide effort by 70 groups in 41 states that’s goal is to educate workers of their rights they have to opt out of union membership. This worker education is necessary because many workers are unaware of this freedom and unions do as little as possible to inform workers of their right to end their union membership. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

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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Wednesday
Aug132014

CEI Today: Regulations & fines, Employee Freedom Week, and Ex-Im Bank problems

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
In the News Today

 

REGULATORS & FINES - HANS BADER

CEI.org: Due Process Eroded by Bills like CASA That Let Agencies Keep Fines They Impose


Due process is being eroded by recent bills that would authorize agencies to impose massive fines on regulated industries, and then keep those fines for themselves, giving them an incentive to find regulated entities guilty based on weak or equivocal evidence. To protect due process, such fines should be payable to the U.S. Treasury, not the prosecuting agency. 
> Read more

> Interview Hans Bader
 

NATIONAL EMPLOYEE FREEDOM WEEK -  TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week

 

National Employee Freedom Week, which started August 10 and runs until August 16, is a countrywide effort by 70 groups in 41 states that’s goal is to educate workers of their rights they have to opt out of union membership. This worker education is necessary because many workers are unaware of this freedom and unions do as little as possible to inform workers of their right to end their union membership. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 


EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG


American Banker: The Case for Closing the Export-Import Bank

Another serious problem with Ex-Im and programs like it is corruption, which has gotten so bad that the House has launched an investigation. When government has a lot of money and power, it is natural for people to curry its favor.  > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young


 

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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Tuesday
Aug122014

CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank deadline, regulations vs small business, business vs labor, and more 

Monday, August 11, 2014
In the News Today

 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG


American Banker: The Case for Closing the Export-Import Bank

Another serious problem with Ex-Im and programs like it is corruption, which has gotten so bad that the House has launched an investigation. When government has a lot of money and power, it is natural for people to curry its favor.  > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young


 

REGULATIONS & SMALL BUSINESS - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Small Businesses Beaten Down by Recordbreaking Federal Regulations


Upstarts and small firms take it on the chin when it comes to regulation. Neither can suck it up the way large companies do, especially when large companies seek out regulation, crony-style. Something called the Regulatory Flexibility Act directs federal agencies to assess their rules’ effects on small businesses.
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

CARBON TAX -  MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Is British Columbia’s Carbon Tax a Model for the U.S.?

 

The chief reason BC is not an appropriate “model” for the U.S. is that the province’s geology, climate, and electric supply system are dissimilar to those of most American states. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


 

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
Realclearradio.org

RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza and guests, Jeff Frazee & Jeffrey Tucker. 

 





 

Friday
Aug082014

CEI Today: Small business regulation, GOP + Uber, and a carbon tax model?

Friday, August 8, 2014
In the News Today

 

REGULATIONS & SMALL BUSINESS - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Small Businesses Beaten Down by Recordbreaking Federal Regulations


Upstarts and small firms take it on the chin when it comes to regulation. Neither can suck it up the way large companies do, especially when large companies seek out regulation, crony-style. Something called the Regulatory Flexibility Act directs federal agencies to assess their rules’ effects on small businesses.
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

REPUBLICANS AND UBER - MARC SCRIBNER


CEI.org: Uber and Regulation: Pro-Business Is Not Pro-Market

“Republicans love Uber. Young urban voters love Uber. And Republicans hope that means young voters can learn to love the GOP.”

That was the opening line of Byron Tau and Kevin Robillard’s piece for Politico after the Republican Party rolled out a pro-Uber petition/prospecting campaign. Notice I say “pro-Uber” rather than “pro-market” or “free market.” > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

CARBON TAX -  MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Is British Columbia’s Carbon Tax a Model for the U.S.?

 

The chief reason BC is not an appropriate “model” for the U.S. is that the province’s geology, climate, and electric supply system are dissimilar to those of most American states. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


 


INTERNET SALES TAX - JESSICA MELUGIN

Austin-American Statesman: Beware of Internet sales tax

 

Texas is one of the nation’s best states for doing business, according to a recent CNBC survey. Lone Star lawmakers deserve credit for the pro-growth environment they’ve helped foster. But a bill now before the U.S. House of Representatives threatens this happy progress. > Read more


> Interview Jessica Melugin

 

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
Realclearradio.org

Tune in Saturday, August 9th or Monday, August 11th to RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza and guests, Jeff Frazee & Jeffrey Tucker. 

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts
 

 

Operation Choke Point
the govt’s helicopter parent

 
I thought we frowned upon using physical force and intimidation to get our way?
 





 

Thursday
Aug072014

CEI Today: Regulation over-load, plus transportation and Internet taxes 

Thursday, August 7, 2014
In the News Today

 

RECORD LEVELS OF REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Completed Economically Significant Rules at Record Levels


The fact that policy makers and analysts pay the most attention to economically significant rules should not seduce them into ignoring the remaining bulk of rules in the yearly pipeline, yet it does. A rule can cost up to $99 million and escape the official “economically significant” designation.
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

TRANSPORTATION TAXES - MARC SCRIBNER


CEI.org: Public Still Favors Transportation User Fees over Tax Increases

Voters in Missouri Tuesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have imposed a 0.75 percent sales tax to fund transportation, with nearly 60 percent opposing a plan that would have increased annual state road funding by approximately $500 million.
> Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

 


INTERNET SALES TAX - JESSICA MELUGIN

Austin-American Statesman: Beware of Internet sales tax

 

Texas is one of the nation’s best states for doing business, according to a recent CNBC survey. Lone Star lawmakers deserve credit for the pro-growth environment they’ve helped foster. But a bill now before the U.S. House of Representatives threatens this happy progress.

The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) would expose Texas to businesses taxation without representation from other, potentially less business-friendly states. > Read more


> Interview Jessica Melugin

 

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
 

 

Operation Choke Point
the govt’s helicopter parent

 
I thought we frowned upon using physical force and intimidation to get our way?
 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

General Counsel of @ceidotorg, Sam Kazman on the latest Obamacare court decisions.