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Friday
Mar282014

CEI - Saturday: RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza 

Tune in this Saturday, March 29th and celebrate Human Achievement Hour with Bill Frezza & the RealClear Radio Hour guests, Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley!

 

You can listen live Saturday at 10 a.m. EST or catch the rebroadcast at 6 p.m. EST on: iHeartRadio.

 

The Measure of Human Achievement

Marian Tupy, editor of HumanProgress.org and Senior Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute, introduces this new website, which culls the best resources on development, health, and progress—and illustrates the massive improvements in our global economic, social, and cultural situation, despite the doomsayers’ drumbeat.

 

Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future: Human Achievement

Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, recounts the long, flawed history of pessimistic predictions and invites us to examine the facts behind our inexorable march of progress. To illustrate, he describes how agriculture is supporting our growing population at an ever lower cost to the environment. As a result, human well-being and life expectancy are improving at rates previously unimaginable, notwithstanding man-made disasters like biofuel policy.

 

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Thursday
Mar272014

CEI Today: Human Achievement Hour, Driverless Cars, and safe GMOs 

Thursday, March 27, 2014
In the News Today

Saturday, March 29
 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Lights ON for
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR!
cei.org/hah

RSVP on Facebook

Human Achievement Hour pays tribute to the human innovations and access to affordable energy that allow people around the globe to live better, fuller lives.

> Kicking off Human Achievement Hour 2014

> Human Achievement of the Day: Breakthrough toward Unlimited Clean and Cheap Energy

 

DRIVERLESS CARS - MARC SCRIBNER

Openmarket.org: Human Achievement of the Day: Autonomous Vehicles, from Imagination to Reality


One massively transformative technology currently in development is the autonomous vehicle, known more widely as “driverless” or “self-driving” cars. Private sector research into highway vehicle automation largely collapsed following the passage of federal auto safety laws and the promulgation of strict safety regulations beginning in the mid-1960s. This was followed by strict fuel economy regulations in the 1970s. Rather than investing in futuristic research and development projects, automakers redirected resources to building a fleet that met the new political safety and energy requirements. But now, One massively transformative technology currently in development is the autonomous vehicle, known more widely as “driverless” or “self-driving” cars. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

GMO FOODS - GREGORY CONKO

Washington Examiner: Genetically modified foods are as safe as conventional ones




> Read the commentary


> Interview Gregory Conko

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


OBAMACARE IN COURT


A group of small business owners and individuals in six states is suing the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Affordable Care Act, which obliterates the distinction drawn by Congress between state and federal insurance exchanges.
> cei.org/obamacare

Saturdays, 10am ET
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Tune in this Saturday, March 29th and celebrate Human Achievement Hour with Bill Frezza & the RealClear Radio Hour guests, Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley!

 




 

    

Wednesday
Mar262014

CEI Today: Obamacare in court, re-regulating rail, and Human Achievement Hour 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In the News Today

Today!
OBAMACARE IN COURT - SAM KAZMAN

While the Hobby Lobby case is before the Supreme Court this week, another challenge to Obamacare is in court. On Tuesday morning, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC will hear arguments in Halbig v. Sebelius.

In that lawsuit, launched in May 2013, a group of small business owners and individuals in six states sued the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Affordable Care Act, which obliterates the distinction drawn by Congress between state and federal insurance exchanges. The rule undercuts the choices made by many states to stay out of the program, and it will force the plaintiffs to pay exorbitant fines, cut back employees’ hours, and face other burdens. US district court Judge Friedman ruled against the plaintiffs in January.  The case is now on expedited appeal.
> Read more about the case


> Interview Sam Kazman

> See also: What the district court got wrong (and right) in Halbig v. Sebelius, By Jonathan H. Adler  

RE-REGULATING RAIL - MARC SCRIBNER

Report: Special Interest Lobby Threatens Freight Rail Deregulation


New rules proposed by a commercial shipper lobby, the National Industrial Transportation League, could reverse Congress’ efforts to partially deregulate the railroad industry, which has helped lower costs for consumers and allowed businesses to improve their operations. The federal government’s Surface Transportation Board will hold a hearing on the proposal this week, March 25-26, 2014. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

> Twitter.com/mscribner

Saturday, March 29
 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Lights ON for
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR!
cei.org/hah

RSVP on Facebook

Human Achievement Hour pays tribute to the human innovations and access to affordable energy that allow people around the globe to live better, fuller lives.

Kicking off Human Achievement Hour 2014

 

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturdays, 10am ET
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Miraculous Growth of Dubai - Sameer Al Ansari discusses his experience with the development of the financial center in the desert.

 




 

    

Wednesday
Mar262014

CEI Today: Safe GMO food, Rubio reg reform, and false Fannie-Freddie reform 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In the News Today

GMO FOODS - GREGORY CONKO

Washington Examiner: Genetically modified foods are as safe as conventional ones

From buying “organic” to “gluten-free,” consumers seem to be more interested than ever in the ways their food is produced. This spring, legislators in more than 20 states will consider proposals to mandate special labeling of genetically modified foods, to give shoppers one more bit of information. 

This may sound reasonable and seem to reflect how our choice-driven marketplace works. But it reflects a deep misunderstanding about what genetic engineering actually is and how it compares to the changes we have been making to crop plants for thousands of years.
> Read more


> Interview Gregory Conko

RUBIO REG REFORM - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: The Rise Of The Nanny State Is Why America Needs A Regulatory Budget



Washington
refuses to control spending, and it certainly doesn’t control the costs of federal regulations it imposes on citizens at the rate of over 3,500 annually. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), who recently introduced the National Regulatory Budget Act of 2014, noted that over-regulation impedes entry into the middle class, “stifling innovation and competition, depriving workers of opportunities and denying consumers more choices.” > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

> Twitter.com/wayne_crews

FANNIE-FREDDIE REFORM - JOHN BERLAU

Daily Caller: Phony Fannie-Freddie reform empowers the left


The “reform” of the government-sponsored housing enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac just introduced by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) is often described by the media as “ending” Fannie and Freddie. And yes, it does “end” them in the sense that there will no longer be entities named Fannie and Freddie. But most of their functions would simply be transferred to a new giant government entity called the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation. Not only would the government’s role in subsidizing and micromanaging housing not be reduced, in some ways it would substantially be increased.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau

> See also: How Matt Drudge (and Other Obamacare Victims) Can Escape the “Liberty Tax”

Saturday, March 29
 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Lights ON for
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR!
cei.org/hah

RSVP on Facebook

Human Achievement Hour pays tribute to the human innovations and access to affordable energy that allow people around the globe to live better, fuller lives.

> Kicking off Human Achievement Hour 2014

> Human Achievement of the Day: Breakthrough toward Unlimited Clean and Cheap Energy

 

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


OBAMACARE IN COURT


Tuesday morning, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC heard arguments in Halbig v. Sebelius.

A group of small business owners and individuals in six states is suing the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Affordable Care Act, which obliterates the distinction drawn by Congress between state and federal insurance exchanges.
> cei.org/obamacare

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Miraculous Growth of Dubai - Sameer Al Ansari discusses his experience with the development of the financial center in the desert.

 




 

    

Tuesday
Mar252014

CEI Today: Court ruling on price caps, Obamacare in court x2, gov't secrecy, and Human Achievement Hour 

Monday, March 24, 2014
In the News Today

COURT RULING ON PRICE CAPS - JOHN BERLAU

Openmarket.org: Draconian Dodd-Frank Durbin Debit Controls Need Not Be More Destructive, Court Rules


As the weather finally turns to spring, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today blew a nice cool breeze of common sense.


A bipartisan three-judge panel unanimously overturned district Judge Richard Leon’s July 31 ruling that the Federal Reserve had not made the price controls stemming from Dodd-Frank’s Durbin Amendment draconian enough. Friday’s decision by Clinton-appointed Judge David Tatel found that the Federal Reserve “reasonably construct[ed]” the law in considering costs in setting the price caps, and the ruling in fact opens the door to allowing banks and credit unions make retailers pay more of the costs of processing debit cards.  > Read more

> Interview John Berlau

> Twitter.com/jberlau

OBAMACARE IN COURT - SAM KAZMAN

While the Hobby Lobby case is before the Supreme Court this week, another challenge to Obamacare is in court. On Tuesday morning, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC will hear arguments in Halbig v. Sebelius.

In that lawsuit, launched in May 2013, a group of small business owners and individuals in six states sued the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Affordable Care Act, which obliterates the distinction drawn by Congress between state and federal insurance exchanges. The rule undercuts the choices made by many states to stay out of the program, and it will force the plaintiffs to pay exorbitant fines, cut back employees’ hours, and face other burdens. US district court Judge Friedman ruled against the plaintiffs in January.  The case is now on expedited appeal.
> Read more about the case


> Interview Sam Kazman

GOV'T SECRECY - IAIN MURRAY

National Review: Lawmaker Excluded from CFPB Meeting, Unable to Hold Executive to Account

 

Representative Sean Duffy (R., Wis.) recently attempted to attend an advisory committee meeting of the Consumer Financial Protection Board. The agency declined to let him in, preventing him from holding this executive agency to account. The CFPB has a track record of secrecy and excluding people. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

> Follow Iain Murray on Twitter @ismurray

Saturday, March 29
 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Lights ON for
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR!
cei.org/hah

RSVP on Facebook

Human Achievement Hour pays tribute to the human innovations and access to affordable energy that allow people around the globe to live better, fuller lives.

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Miraculous Growth of Dubai - Sameer Al Ansari discusses his experience with the development of the financial center in the desert.