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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

 




Monday
Jul292013

CEI Today: IRS employees on Obamacare, ozone court ruling, and European austerity

IRS EMPLOYEES ON OBAMACARE - MATT PATTERSON

IRS Employees on Obamacare: "Not For Me, Thanks"

IRS employees aren’t big fans of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—at least, not as far as it concerns their own healthcare plans. The National Treasury Employees Union is asking its members to oppose legislation introduced by Congressman Dave Camp that would force employees to use the ACA’s insurance exchanges instead of their current Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. > Read more

> Interview Matt Patterson

 
 

OZONE RULING - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: D.C. Circuit Renders a Welcome Decision on Ozone NAAQS

In a ruling announced last Monday, Mississippi et al. v. EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court upheld President Bush’s 2008 ozone primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), despite the fact that it was less stringent than what the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee had recommended. This is the rare case whereby affording EPA administrator relatively more authority is a good thing, because the alternative is worse.
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

EUROPEAN AUSTERITY - MATT MELCHIORRE


Openmarket.org: The HuffPo’s Sloppy Austerity Analysis

 

In countries that actually cut spending and taxes, quarterly government interest payments as a proportion of revenues—measured with a median value in order to parse out temporary volatility— increased on average by 2.6 percent during each quarter since austerity’s implementation. In countries that carried out what Gongloff implicitly advocates: increasing spending and taxes, this figure was 4.7 percent. Cutting the size of government, it turns out, actually slows the increase in public debt burden on government finances.  > Read more


> Interview Matt Melchiorre

EPA Failure on Deadlines

The EPA has routinely failed to comply with statutory deadlines established for three core Clean Air Act programs and, more often than not, now promulgates regulations almost six years after established deadlines, according to a new CEI study. > Read more

 

 

   

 

 

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.

 



In Praise of Banking at Big-Box Stores


The provision in Dodd-Frank that imposed a three-year moratorium on banks affiliated with nonfinancial businesses expired this week. > Read more

July 25, 2013: The UAW and Chattanooga

The United Auto Workers union is campaigning to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Senior Fellow Matt Patterson talks about his recent trip to Chattanooga, where he spoke with local politicians and community members about how this might affect the community.

 





 

Wednesday
Jul102013

ALG's Daily Grind - Credit contraction, not austerity, cause of euro woes

July 9, 2013

Credit contraction, not austerity, cause of euro woes

In problem countries Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain, and Cyprus, credit outstanding — all debts public and private — is contracting. GDP and unemployment have followed suit.

Cartoon: In tow

Does Obama's energy policy need a lift?

IRS scandal makes the fire hot to deal with tax reform

The only way to fix the IRS is to slash it, and the only way to slash the IRS is to simplify the tax code. 

Fahrenthold: One grower's grapes of wrath

California raisin farmer fined $650,000 by Agriculture Department takes on New Deal relic program to warehouse surplus raisins.