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Wednesday
Jul162014

ALG's Daily Grind - Are we due for another recession? 

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July 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Are we due for another recession?
To get back to the Fed's original low-end prediction for 2.8 percent growth for the year — since we actually shrank at 2.9 percent in the first quarter — the economy will need to grow an average of 4.7 percent each quarter for the next three quarters. Good luck with that.

Time for new thinking on ag subsidy fight
The obvious response to agricultural subsidies — get rid of them — sounds right to the ear, but in practice this approach has run up against a buzz saw from members representing many of the very red states that have formed the core of conservative support in Congress.

Big Green's lethal agenda
The outstanding presentations at this Ninth International Conference on Climate Change clearly demonstrate that activist climate science is increasingly devoid of evidence, increasingly removed from the scientific method – and yet is increasingly being used to devise, justify and impose policies, laws, and regulations that govern our lives.

Evans-Pritchard: Portugal banking crisis sends tremors through Europe
"A mounting crisis at one of Portugal's biggest banks and signs of a deepening economic slowdown in Europe have sent tremors through financial markets, triggering a sharp fall on European bourses and a flight to safety across the world."

Thursday
Jun052014

CEI Today: Regulatory Improvement Commission, Obama climate plan, European election results, and more 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
In the News Today

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS & RYAN YOUNG

Washington Times: A model for rolling back outdated regulations
The base-closure commission put national interest above politics


A Regulatory Improvement Commission is an important step in unleashing America’s entrepreneurial potential. Astraight up-or-down vote to prevent vote-trading and other shenanigans was key to BRAC’s success, and will be key to the success of the Regulatory Improvement Commission’s repeal package.  > Read More


> See also: Regulations Cost Your Family $15,000 a Year

> Interview Wayne Crews

 


OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN  - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Existing Source Carbon Rule: Former EPA General Counsel Discusses Legal Issues

EPA’s carbon “pollution” rule for existing power plants requires states, on average, to achieve a 30% reduction in power-plant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions below 2005 levels by 2030. It allows states to meet their respective targets through four main strategies: increase the efficiency of coal electric generation, substitute natural gas generation for coal generation, substitute renewable and nuclear generation for fossil-fuel generation, and reduce electric demand by industry and other end-users. To implement those strategies, states may use various policy options including cap-and-trade, renewable electricity mandates, and demand-side management programs.
  > Read more

 

> See also: EPA’s Carbon Rules: Same Old Way to Skin the Cat


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

EUROPEAN ELECTION RESULTS - IAIN MURRAY

The Freeman: Earthquake Europe; European election results point to a different road for the continent

An earthquake, they called it. The European political establishment looked on helplessly over Memorial Day weekend as elections for representatives to the European Parliament showed populist parties of right and left making large gains—from Britain to Greece, from Spain to Finland. Yet, some already are saying that things won’t change much. A reprise of “Small earthquake in Chile, not many dead”? No, the reality is that European politics have shifted. And while there are reasons for worry, the future may look brighter for the momentarily dark continent.  > Read more


> 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

 

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

 

JUNE 5
COPYRIGHT REFORM

R Street will be
hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET. > More
 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), on political, legal struggles over technology policy.
 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
Sep252013

CEI Today: Obama EPA war on coal, food stamp reform, and Europe's problems 

Monday, September 23, 2013
In the News Today

OBAMA EPA GLOBAL WARMING REGS


New EPA Rule Could Mean End of Coal-Fired Plants in US

 

If the carbon dioxide emissions standard for power plants proposed by the EPA last week is enacted, the United States will have built its final coal-fired power plant.


The proposed standard for new electric plants would, for the first time, place uniform national limits on the amount of carbon dioxide future coal and natural gas power plants are allowed to emit. It would mandate use of carbon capture and sequestration technology for coal plants that is not commercially available and will be extremely expensive even if it does become available in future decades. > Read more


> Interview an expert

 

FOOD STAMP REFORM - FRAN SMITH

Openmarket.org: House Passes Separate Food Stamp Bill Later Today


The House last week voted to cut nearly $40 billion from food stamps over 10 years. That's about 5 percent of the total program expenses. Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi claimed Republicans were voting to take “food out of the mouths of babes.” But CEI's Fran Smith says the House-passed bill is an effort to make most but much-needed reforms in food stamp programs.

 

Reforms, if they now survive conference committee, would include work requirements and tightening up some of the loose eligibility requirements of the states. > Read more


> Interview Fran Smith

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
Sopot, Poland


WHERE TO NOW, EUROPE? HOW TO RENEW THE OLD CONTINENT? | A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

Economic architecture of a new Europe. How to make institutions, governance and regulations to foster long-lasting growth?

  • What initiatives can unlock the dormant potential of Europeans, and ... innovation and competitiveness of the EU’s economy?
  • What should be the aim of regulations in times when the economy has come to a halt?
  • How to manage the long-term development of finances and energetics so that they support growth on the continent?

Host: Jacek Krawiec – President of the Board, PKN ORLEN S.A., Poland

Panellists include CEI regulatory reforme expert, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.


> Interview Wayne Crews

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Genetically Modified Foods: Truth about Labeling

Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko


There is significant misinformation and confusion about genetically modified foods (or GMOs), which now make up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation. Join us as we examine the history and science of GMOs, their current use and benefits, and why GMO labeling is not only unnecessary but would also do a disservice to consumers.

 

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.

 

CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28

September 20, 2013: The EPA’s Latest Attempt to Ban Coal

A proposed rule issued today by the EPA would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants from being built. According to William Yeatman, Assistant Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment, the consequences would be disastrous.

 




 

    

Tuesday
Sep242013

CEI - Wayne Crews on "Where to now, Europe?"

The European Forum for New Ideas presents...

WHERE TO NOW, EUROPE? HOW TO RENEW THE OLD CONTINENT?

A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
Sopot, Poland

 

Economic architecture of a new Europe. How to make institutions, governance and regulations to foster long-lasting growth?

  • What initiatives can unlock the dormant potential of Europeans, and consequently, innovation and competitiveness of the EU’seconomy?
  • What should be the aim of regulations in times when the economy has come to a halt?
  • How to manage the long-term development of finances and energetics so that they support growth on the continent?

Host: Jacek Krawiec – President of the Board, PKN ORLEN S.A., Poland

Panellists: Henryka Bochniarz •  Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. • Janusz Lewandowski • Emma Marcegaglia • Michael O’Leary • John Peet








Wayne Crews
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Wednesday
Sep042013

CEI Today: Global warming reality, Europe's reality, and the late Ronald Coase

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
In the News Today

GLOBAL WARMING - IAIN MURRAY

NRO: The Guardian Rejects Your Reality


Over at the perpetual gathering of hand-wringers and something-must-be-doners known as the Guardian editorial page, there is a particularly interesting example of exasperation over the phenomenon formerly known as global warming:

There is, however, a serious debate about why the observed temperatures have not kept pace with computer-modelled predictions and where the heat that should have registered on the global thermometer has hidden itself.

In other words, there is a serious debate about why reality has not kept pace with what the great and good think reality should be. Looks like reality will be getting a failing grade again this year. 3/10. Must try harder.
> Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

> See also: RSS Record Shows 200 Month Warming Pause


EUROPE'S ECONOMY - MATTHEW MELCHIORRE

Global Post: Europe’s economy needs a real dose of pro-market reform

The problem with recent economic analysis in Europe is that economists, journalists and politicians have focused excessively on gross domestic product (GDP), an approach that often leads to oversimplified and inaccurate conclusions.

Instead, for lasting, real economic performance, European policymakers should undertake a heavy dose of pro-market economic reform
. > Read more


> Interview Matthew Melchiorre


Ronald Coase Was The Greatest Of The Many Great University Of Chicago Economists

 

Perhaps Coase’s greatest contribution was his understanding that wealth creation stemmed from the voluntary exchange agreements of two or more parties, but that such agreements were often blocked by transaction costs.

> Read the Forbes commentary by Fred L. Smith, Jr.

> Watch Smith's interview with Ronald Coase

 

CEI AT CPAC! SEPT. 28

 

    

 

 

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.

 

SEPTEMBER 9

Consequences of Net Neutrality

In 2010, the FCC issued regulations to implement net neutrality. The resulting legal challenge is about to hit the D.C. Circuit Court. CEI's Wayne Crews explains why net neutrality policies would hamper innovation and reduce competition in high-tech infrastructure. > Listen to the podcast

> Read more