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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!
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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

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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: 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
Feb112014

CEI Today: Cell phone ban, GMO food, and cost of regulation 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In the News Today

IN-FLIGHT CELL PHONE BAN - MARC SCRIBNER

House Committee to Markup Bill Banning In-Flight Cell Phone Calls Tomorrow


Tuesday morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will markup the Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications on Mobile Wireless Devices Act (H.R. 3676). The bill would bar travelers from making cell phone calls on commercial flights—a response to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent proposal to relax its longstanding ban on in-flight cell phone use.
H.R. 3676 purports to solve a problem that doesn’t exist by depriving consumers of travel choices, as I explained recently in an op-ed in USA Today. > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

> Follow Marc Scribner on Twitter

GMO FOOD - HENRY I. MILLER, GREGORY CONKO


Wall Street Journal: Non-GMO Cheerios Add No Value

 There is no evidence that a single ecosystem or human consumer has ever been harmed by a genetically engineered crop, but there are documented cases in which conventional breeding methods have resulted in plants with harmful levels of natural toxins, allergens or antinutrients, or greater susceptibility to disease. > Read more

> Interview Miller, Conko

COST OF REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: Recognize and Reduce Indirect Costs of Regulation

If Congress continues to allow regulators to overlook entire categories of indirect costs (such as product bans, disapprovals of pipelines, employment impacts or antitrust regulation’s re-orienting of entire industries), then regulations can tend toward such hard-to-quantify types, imposing grave burdens and dampening productivity. > Read more

 

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

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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.

 

 




Wednesday
Jan222014

CEI Today: Obamacare appeal, union privilege, Club Euro, and GMO pandering

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In the News Today

OBAMACARE LAWSUIT & APPEAL - SAM KAZMAN


Plaintiffs in Obama Health Care Tax Credit Case File for Expedited Appeal

The plaintiffs who lost a recent lawsuit trying to prevent the federal government from providing tax credits to purchase health insurance on federal exchanges have filed for an expedited appeal in the case.

 

“As this motion for a speedy appeal makes clear, there are compelling reasons for the appeals court act to quickly, because people are making their health insurance plans and billions of taxpayer dollars are now being spent each month in insurance subsidies for policies purchased through federal exchanges,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute general counsel Sam Kazman in a statement. > Read the Accounting Today story

> Interview Sam Kazman

UNION PRIVILEGE - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Pennsylvania Bill Challenges Union Privilege

Pennsylvania government unions are spreading misinformation about a bill that would end the practice of public employers deducting union dues from members’ paychecks.

While the bill may face high hurdles for passage, there is another avenue available to Pennsylvanians that can stop public funds from primarily promoting special interest groups, such as unions. Pennsylvania’s Constitution contains a provision known as the “Gift Clause.” 
> Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs

> Follow Workplacechoice on Twitter

 

 

CLUB EURO - MATTHEW MELCHIORRE


RealClearMarkets: The Line To Get Into 'Club Euro' Is Growing

It's 2014 and the euro is still in one piece. In fact, there's a line outside to get into Club Euro. Latvia is the latest to cross the velvet rope, on January 1. Meanwhile, economists who predicted the currency's collapse are baffled why everyone hasn't left, and more importantly, why more are joining. > Read more

 

> Interview Matthew Melchiorre

GMO POLITICS - HENRY MILLER & GREGORY CONKO

Wall Street Journal: General Mills Has a Soggy Idea for Cheerios

 

This month General Mills announced that it would begin labeling its flagship product, the breakfast cereal Cheerios, as containing no ingredients from GMOs (genetically modified organisms), by which the company means crop plants bred with modern bioengineering techniques.

Whatever the motivation, General Mills may find that its move will neither catch on with "natural foods" devotees-who are unlikely to choose a highly processed, nonorganic breakfast food-nor silence antitechnology activists. 
> Read more

> Interview the authors

 

 

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.

 

 

Score one for Obamacare


Last week, a federal court struck down one of the major legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act. Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday
Jan142014

Project Censored - High Fructose Corn syrup, Dextrose, and MSG in your Beer? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

A report released by The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit criminal justice advocacy group, reveals that the number of prisoners serving life sentences in the US state and federal prisons reached a new record of close to 160,000 in 2012. Of these, 49,000 are serving life without possibility of parole, an increase of 22.2 […]

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Haiti’s “Recovery”: Luxury Hotels Next to Tent Cities

 

In January 2010 Haiti suffered from a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. In the months following the disaster the predominantly black Caribbean nation received millions of dollars in aid. Yet most of this revenue came with strings attached and often made its way back into the hands of the countries and corporations that donated it. Much of […]

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FCC Chair Takes Helm Amid New Wave of Media Consolidation

 

As new FCC Chairperson Tom Wheeler takes office, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Gannett, Media General, Nexstar and the Tribune Company are establishing shell companies to evade federal limits on how much media one entity can control. The wave of consolidation is taking place in small and medium-sized markets where the presence of such conglomerates will be […]

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CIA Compelled Doctors to Torture Suspected Terrorists Following 9/11

 

A report conducted by the Taskforce on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers concludes that in the wake of 9/11 health professionals operating with military and intelligence services “designed and participated in cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment and torture of detainees”. This torture included force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes, breaching patient confidentiality, […]

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Shocking Ingredients in Mass-Produced Beer

 

Many mass-produced beers include genetically-modified (GM) ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, corn, potentially carcinogenic food coloring compounds, even monosodium glutamate, Bisphenol A (BPA), and propylene glycol, a component of anti-freeze. Such elements are prevalent in popular domestic brands produced by Miller, Coors, Anheuser-Busch, as well as imported varieties like Guinness, […]

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