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Tuesday
Sep302014

ALG's Daily Grind - Global warming zealot McCarthy of EPA plays race card 

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Sept. 29, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Global warming zealot McCarthy of EPA plays race card
EPA head Gina McCarthy: "Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice. If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change."

Does Gross out at Pimco mean higher interest rates?
Did Bill Gross get out of Pimco while the getting was good?

York: Would a midterm loss crack the Dems' stonewall on the Keystone pipeline?
"A Washington Post-ABC News poll in March found that 65 percent favor building the pipeline, versus 22 who oppose. On how many other issues is the White House standing up against a three-to-one majority of opinion?"

Saturday
Sep272014

CEI Today: UN global warming, airline fees, and a gov't password program 

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
In the News Today

 

UN GLOBAL WARMING SUMMIT


The Competitive Enterprise Institute is contributing to the festivities leading up to the UN Climate Summit on 23rd September with a daily post on Facebook.

 


AIRLINE FEES - MARC SCRIBNER

Are Consumers Smart Enough to Understand Airline Ancillary Fees?

 

In May, I criticized the Department of Transportation’s opening of a rulemaking on airline ancillary fees (baggage, seat assignments, etc.), noting that the primary motivation appeared to be continued expansion of the department’s unfair and deceptive practices authority. In addition, the department’s apparent opinion that consumers are unable to understand ancillary fees, and compare fares and fees across airlines, is completely unsupported.
 

Yesterday, I filed comments on behalf of CEI fleshing out some of these objections. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

GOV'T & INTERNET PASSWORDS - RYAN RADIA   

 

Washington Examiner: Feds funding efforts to create single Internet password

 

The Commerce Department has been handing out grants to fund a way for Americans to use a single password anytime they shop, bank, pay bills or engage in any other online activity that requires logging in and verifying identity. 

 

Ryan Radia, associate director of technology studies at the free-market think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the project's stated goal of a more secure Internet was laudable, but still better served by the private sector alone. The odds that any identity system starting out as voluntary eventually becomes mandatory is much greater if the government is involved, he said. He also dismissed NIST's claim that the technology could not be created without the grants. > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia

 

More in the news...

CalPERS Abandons “Hail Mary” Investment Strategy – About Time

MICHAEL MANN’S LIBEL LAWSUIT, CONT’D

New Mexico Workers and Industry Would Benefit from Right to Work - See more at: http://workplacechoice.org/#sthash.04F3Iq2B.dpuf
 

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Christopher C Horner
@Chris_C_Horner


Administrator says EPA not in business of picking winners and losers. Then see e.g. this email admission vs. interest pic.twitter.com/VyqaZwa0hz

 

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

72 new regulations, from mangoes to credit ratings.


 





 

Wednesday
Sep172014

CEI Today: ExIm Bank fix, UN global warming summit, labor score card for Congress, and more 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In the News Today

 


EXPORT-IMPORT BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Investor's Business Daily: Ex-Im Bank Fight Shows How We Can Sunset More Useless Agencies


The biggest lesson from the Ex-Im fight is that automatic agency sunsets are a good thing, and more agencies should have them.

Yes, Ex-Im survived this reauthorization fight, but it lost some of its swagger. Whether it's this round of reauthorization or the next, Ex-Im will see significant reforms to reduce its pervasive corruption and cronyism, from increased disclosure requirements for employees to term limits for executives
.> Read more

 

> Interview Ryan Young

 

UN CLIMATE CHANGE ACCORD - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

 

CNSNews: Plans to Turn ‘Politically Binding’ UN Climate Change Accord Into Federal Law

Obama administration officials who say they intend to sign a “politically binding” agreement to drastically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at the UnitedNations’ (UN) climate change conference in Paris next year already have a legal strategy to turn any non-binding accord into federal law, warns Christopher Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).
> Read more


> Interview Chris Horner


 

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The number of new regulations topped 2,500 on the year, while the Federal Register added 1,853 pages to end the week just shy of the 55,000 mark.

Last week, 64 new final regs were published in the Federal Register. That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every 2 hours, 38 minutes.

CEI SCORES LABOR VOTES IN CONGRESS

CEI Honors 29 House Lawmakers with “Champion of the Worker” Awards


Thursday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) announced 29 current House lawmakers earned its distinguished “Champion of the Worker” award for perfect voting records on key employment and workforce issues during the 113th Congress. > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

More in the news...

Regulator: True Ridesharing Illegal in California

New Mexico Workers and Industry Would Benefit from Right to Work - See more at: http://workplacechoice.org/#sthash.04F3Iq2B.dpuf

Will the NLRB’s McDonald’s Decision Destroy Franchise System or Make Companies More Accountable?

Emails show ‘collusion’ between EPA, environmental lobby: watchdog

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts
 

 

Top-rated economies of the world are not by coincidence

The “ultimate resource” is not physical, but the capacity for humans to invent and adapt, despite government encroachment in their lives and livelihoods.





 

Thursday
Sep042014

ALG's Daily Grind - SEIU to protest fast food with illegal acts today 

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Sept. 4, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted. 

SEIU to protest fast food with illegal acts today
Service Employees International Union backed Fast Food Forward and SEIU's Fight for 15 plan a protest strike/walkout, illegal acts today.

Cartoon: The Obama Doctrine

Ice, ice, baby
Whatever punishment might be meted out for Al Gore, the Oscar winning climate advocate has more than a few problems with his faltering theory — the most glaring being that the climate isn't doing what he warned us it would do.

Gross: Where's the new debt?
"If credit needs to expand at 4.5 percent per year, then the private and public sectors in combination must create approximately $2.5 trillion of additional debt per year to pay for outstanding interest. They are underachieving that target in the U.S., which is the reason why GDP growth struggles at 2 percent real or lower and nominal GDP growth seems capped at 4.5 percent or lower. Credit creation is essential for economic growth in a finance-based economy such as ours. Without it, growth stagnates or withers." 

  

Sept. 4, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

SEIU to protest fast food with illegal acts today
Service Employees International Union backed Fast Food Forward and SEIU's Fight for 15 plan a protest strike/walkout, illegal acts today.

Cartoon: The Obama Doctrine

Ice, ice, baby
Whatever punishment might be meted out for Al Gore, the Oscar winning climate advocate has more than a few problems with his faltering theory — the most glaring being that the climate isn't doing what he warned us it would do.

Gross: Where's the new debt?
"If credit needs to expand at 4.5 percent per year, then the private and public sectors in combination must create approximately $2.5 trillion of additional debt per year to pay for outstanding interest. They are underachieving that target in the U.S., which is the reason why GDP growth struggles at 2 percent real or lower and nominal GDP growth seems capped at 4.5 percent or lower. Credit creation is essential for economic growth in a finance-based economy such as ours. Without it, growth stagnates or withers."

 

Wednesday
Sep032014

ALG's Daily Grind - Happy days are here again? Not so fast my friend 

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Sept. 3, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Happy days are here again?  Not so fast my friend
The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on the Friday before Labor Day that consumer spending dropped by 0.1 percent in July, confirming earlier reports that show retail spending's steep slide since its peak in February.

Putin's strategy
Putin brings a gun to the fight, but what does Obama bring?

Beware the lame duck budget
If Senate Democrats do not wish to face voters with a clear record on fiscal issues, and refuse to pass a budget before November's elections, then they simply shouldn't be allowed to pass one afterward.

Watts: Inconvenient new paper finds the last interglacial was warmer than today — not simulated by climate models
"Temperatures during the last interglacial period ~120,000 years ago were higher than during the present interglacial period."