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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

 

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Saturday, 10am ET
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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

 

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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.
 





 

Wednesday
Aug062014

CEI Today: Let Me Google That For You, an enviro flip-flop, Operation Choke Point, and more 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
In the News Today

 

LET ME GOOGLE THAT FOR YOU - RYAN YOUNG

CEI.org: The Let Me Google That for You Act


The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service doesn’t just charge people for documents that can be found for free with a simple Google search. It also has a staff of 150 and a $66 million budget, which modern technology has rendered completely wasteful.
> Read more

> Interview Ryan Young
 

ENVIRO FLIP FLOP - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: NRDC Doubles Down on Disingenuous Interpretation of Clean Air Act

 

Last Friday, 12 Attorneys General filed a lawsuit challenging EPA’s recently proposed greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. Putting aside the significant procedural and jurisdictional matters attendant to the case, the meat and potatoes of the AGs’ complaint is that 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act prohibit EPA from issuing the rule.


In response to a reporter’s query, NRDC’s David Doniger called the lawsuit “laughable.” But NRDC used to make the same argument that is now being advanced by the States. Simply put: NRDC used to argue that EPA doesn’t have the authority to issue the Clean Power Plan. Talk about your all-time flip-flops! > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

OPERATION CHOKE POINT - IAIN MURRAY


CEI.org: "Operation Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses, Harms American Consumers

A new Competitive Enterprise Institute report digs into a campaign by federal regulatory agencies to shut down businesses that are politically disfavored but perfectly legal, under the pretext of preventing fraud.
> Operation Choke Point: What It Is and Why It Matters


> Interview Iain Murray

 

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.
 





 

Tuesday
Aug052014

CEI Today: Pompeo/Tiahrt, Operation Choke Point, EPA's friends, collective bargaining reform, and more 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
In the News Today

 

GMOs, POMPEO, AND TIAHRT - GREG CONKO

CEI.org: GMO Row Comes to Kansas Congressional Race


The Kansas Republican primary race pitting incumbent Rep. Mike Pompeo against his 4th congressional district predecessor Todd Tiahrt has become heated lately. The generally reliable conservative Tiahrt is hammering Pompeo for sponsoring a bill the former says is a sellout of free market conservative principles. In truth, the bill to limit state power over genetically modified (GM) foods is something conservatives and other free market advocates should get behind. 
> Read more

> Interview Greg Conko

 

OPERATION CHOKE POINT - IAIN MURRAY


CEI.org: "Operation Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses, Harms American Consumers

A new Competitive Enterprise Institute report digs into a campaign by federal regulatory agencies to shut down businesses that are politically disfavored but perfectly legal, under the pretext of preventing fraud.
> Operation Choke Point: What It Is and Why It Matters


> Interview Iain Murray

 


RED TAPE WORM - WAYNE CREWS

Big Dollar Federal Regulations in the Pipeline Highest under Obama


At year-end 2013, economically significant rules from 26 separate departments and agencies appeared at the active (prerule, proposed rule, and final rule), completed, and long-term stages (See 
Table 6 in Ten Thousand Commandments for the breakdown by agency). > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

EPA'S FRIENDS - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Can EPA Cooperate with Anyone (Except for Green Special Interests)?


Two events last Wednesday morning demonstrate well the EPA’s dichotomous approach to collaboration: If you’re an environmental special interest that helped Obama get elected, EPA welcomes you with open arms; if you’re anybody else, EPA will spurn you.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

COLLECTIVIE BARGAINING REFORM - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Gov. Scott Walker’s Collective Bargaining Reform


Since 2011, Governor Scott Walker’s signature public-sector collective bargaining reform has withstood venomous union protests at the state capitol, fleeing state legislators, and sparked a recall election.
> 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

 

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.