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Thursday
Dec202012

CEI Today: Regulatory Reduction Commission, Harvard rejects oil, and investigating the EPA

REG REFORM - WAYNE CREWS & RYAN YOUNG

The Washington Times: Federal rules cost $10,000 per employee, Cut economy-strangling regulations

After President Obama issued executive orders in 2011 directing agencies to trim a small amount of regulatory fat, the Progressive Policy Institute’s Michael Mandel issued a report proposing a bipartisan Regulatory Improvement Commission to aid the process. It would be tasked with finding obsolete or harmful regulations worthy of repeal. It then would send its recommendations to Congress, which would vote on them as a package, up or down, without amendment.


It’s a good idea, with roots going back nearly 20 years. The first formal proposal for creating such a commission was Mr. Gramm's Commission on Regulatory Relief and Rollback legislation in 1995. > View the full commentary at Washingtontimes.com

 

> Interview Wayne Crews or Ryan Young

HARVARD REJECTS OIL - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: “Harvard Needs Remedial Energy Math” — Robert Bryce

 

Environmental activist Bill McKibben and his organization, 350.org, are on a ”Do the Math” tour in which they urge colleges and universities to “divest their endowments, estimated at a total of $400 billion nationwide, from the fossil fuel industry.”

About 33% of global energy comes from oil, which is indispensable to transportation. Most of those voting to Go Fossil Free probably did not walk or bike from home to Harvard. As
Steven Colbert asked McKibben, a Vermont native, during a Washington, D.C. protest rally against the Keystone XL Pipeline: How did you get down here? Did you ride your bicycle? Did you ride ox cart? ”Or do you have a vehicle that runs on hypocrisy?”  > View the full commentary at Globalwarming.org


> Interview Marlo Lewis

INVESTIGATION OF EPA - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

EPA IG to Investigate Agency Email Practices



EPA's Ins
pector General
is looking into the agency's email practices in the wake of a scandal involving agency administrator Lisa Jackson's use of private email accounts and aliases to conduct official business.

We at CEI welcome the inquiry and hope for a credible process and report, but we need to be realistic about the problem. We found out about Lisa Jackson’s false identity only because we stumbled across an obscure EPA memo that admitted the “alias” accounts had been created by former administrator Carol Browner, who ordered her hard drive and backup tapes erased and had her email accounts set on auto-delete. In other words, everything about these accounts, from their origin forward, screamed abuse, and controls were supposedly instituted. EPA promised to address all of this after a Government Accountability Office inquiry. But it has not.
> View more on this story at CEI.org


> Interview Christopher Horner

 

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Newsmax - Harvard Professor Warns America Faces Tipping Point Very Soon 

Decision Time

A Coming
American Apocalypse?

Famed Historian Warns of
Ominous ‘Decision Time'

America is standing at a crossroads, Niall Ferguson writes in an exclusive Newsmax magazine cover story.

In “Decision Time,” America must turn from its “path to hell” and rediscover the virtues that made it great. Ferguson argues that time is short for the U.S.

Niall Ferguson is no ordinary political pundit. A professor of history at Harvard University, he is a globally recognized authority on the history of economics and finance.

He has studied the great civilizations, and warns the U.S. must act now to avoid the end so many great empires have suffered.

Ferguson says that this November American voters will face a stark choice.

They can opt to re-elect a president who is committed to increasing the role of the government — European-style, with higher taxes and stagnating economic growth — or, he believes, they can follow a path consistent with our historic values of liberty, innovation, and free enterprise, a country he calls “Battle Hymn America.”

In Newsmax magazine's special report, “Decision Time,” Ferguson writes that a battle for future of America is under way, and the winner has not yet been determined.

The new issue of Newsmax magazine is hot off the presses and offers Ferguson's fascinating and provocative take, including:

  • The central issue he sees in the 2012 campaign
  • The “crucial point” about the Obama administration
  • The disaster of the European model
  • Why Medicare reform is “economically imperative”
  • The “very tricky course” that Republicans face
  • Why demographics favor the Democrats
  • The coming attack on investment income
  • The stunning surge in federal expenditures since 2006
  • The good and bad news about Rep. Paul Ryan's plan
  • Ferguson's six ideas and institutions that propelled the West
  • America's “shockingly bad” reputation on property rights
  • Ferguson's “final cause for disquiet”
  • Why the IRS is “America's answer to the Spanish Inquisition”
  • President Obama's “rabble-rousing” speech about taxes
  • Ferguson's personal battle with bureaucratic nonsense
  • The U.S. threat from a “pathologically anti-American” regime
  • And much more . . .

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