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Friday
Mar272015

CEI Today: Federal gaming ban, greenhouse gas emissions, labor union give aways, and Human Achievement Hour 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
In the News Today

 


FEDERAL GAMING BAN - MICHELLE MINTON

 

Federal Gaming Bans Undermine Federalism
 
Since the early days of the Republic, the question of how gambling is regulated has largely been a right reserved for the states. However, this week members of Congress will discuss legislation that would overturn state laws pertaining to gambling within their borders and create a federal ban, preventing states from legalizing online gambling in the future. > View the Human Events commentary 

> Interview Michelle Minton 

 
 

OBAMA & GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS - MARLO LEWIS

Free Market Groups Take Aim at Obama Guidance on NEPA Review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) enacted in 1970 requires federal agencies to consider the environmental effects of “any major project that involves federal funding, work performed by the federal government, or permits issued by a federal agency”. NEPA also established the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), which issues guidelines to federal agencies for proper preparation of environmental impact analyses. On behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, 14 other pro-market organizations, and one university professor, I submitted a joint comment letter critiquing CEQ’s proposal.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

TAXPAYER GIVE AWAYS TO LABOR UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

 

Cost of Labor Union Subsidy in Missouri Unknown Due to Lack of Government Record Keeping
 

A new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals an appalling lack of transparency in how Missouri’s government agencies account for taxpayer dollars going to labor union coffers. > Read more
 

HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
 

Human Achievement of the Day: Bitcoin

 

Not only has it made possible such things as micropayments that were impossible just a few years ago, but it is being used for such disparate ends as energy spot markets and “smart contracts.”

Human Achievement of the Day: Guitars

 

When Human Achievement Hour rolls around each year, I make sure to do two things. One is to play an electric guitar. The other is to play an acoustic guitar. 

 

Human Achievement of the Day: Higher Education

 

As the world continues to lift billions of people from starvation-level poverty through capitalistic enterprise, we need to extend this nimble, technologically savvy approach toward educating billions of people who can then better invest in their own self-interest.

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> Interview an expert on Human Achievement Hour

 

Saturday, 10am ET
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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT HOUR



SATURDAY,
MARCH 28, 2015


cei.org/hah



 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


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Friday
Mar272015

CEI Today: Human Achievement Hour, federal highway funding, arsenic in wine, and more 

Friday, March 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

SATURDAY!

HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR

 

The Washington Times: TURN IT ON
 
Environmentalists call for humanity to turn off their lights on Saturday and renounce technology, all in the name of Earth Hour.
 
The Competitive Enterprise Institute counters with Human Achievement Hour, otherwise known as HAH. The nonprofit public policy group advises the public to turn on the lights, play music, go online, be happy. And maybe grateful. Organizers advise that their comfy hour pays tribute to human innovations that allow people around the globe to live better, fuller lives. > Inside the Beltway 
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> Interview an expert on Human Achievement Hour

 

TODAY!


HIGHWAY $ EXPIRING - MARC SCRIBNER

 

New Incentives from Federal Transportation Funding
 
The law authorizing federal highway and transit programs expires on May 31, and Congress is currently debating where the money will come from for a new transportation bill and where it should be spent. But what are the incentives created by federal transportation spending and how can they be improved to provide Americans with faster, cleaner, and safer transportation? 
 


ARESENIC IN WINE - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Arsenic in Wine: Dangerous or Beneficial?

Arsenic levels in wine are still too low to have any significant adverse impacts, and ironically, such small amounts might even have health benefits.
 > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini 
 

TAXPAYER GIVE AWAYS TO LABOR UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

 

Cost of Labor Union Subsidy in Missouri Unknown Due to Lack of Government Record Keeping
 

A new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals an appalling lack of transparency in how Missouri’s government agencies account for taxpayer dollars going to labor union coffers. > Read more

Saturday, 10am ET
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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT HOUR



SATURDAY,
MARCH 28, 2015


cei.org/hah



 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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Thursday
Mar262015

CEI Today: Small business regulations, labor union give-aways, Human Achievement Hour, and more 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In the News Today

 


SMALL BUSINESS REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

 

Small Business Regulatory Sunset Act
 
Despite being authorized to review and update rules affecting small business, most agencies fail to complete this review in an acceptable manner. This ensures the ever-growing list of rules continues to multiply, disproportionately weighing down small entities with fewer available resources. That's why the Small Business Regulatory Sunset Act is crucial to jump-start economic growth.  > View the coalition letter 

> Interview Wayne Crews 

 
 

TAXPAYER GIVE AWAYS TO LABOR UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

 

Cost of Labor Union Subsidy in Missouri Unknown Due to Lack of Government Record Keeping
 

A new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals an appalling lack of transparency in how Missouri’s government agencies account for taxpayer dollars going to labor union coffers.
 
Public records requests made by CEI aimed to find out how much Missouri taxpayers were paying for “union release time,” a practice that allows public employees to conduct union business during work time without loss of pay. But only a small minority of Missouri government employers could provide satisfactory responses to CEI’s public records requests.
 
“At a time when taxpayer dollars are stretched thin in Missouri and other states, the government should stop funding activities that only serve special interests and do not advance a public purpose,” said CEI fellow and labor policy expert Trey Kovacs. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 
 

HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
 

Human Achievement of the Day: Guitars

 

When Human Achievement Hour rolls around each year, I make sure to do two things. One is to play an electric guitar. The other is to play an acoustic guitar. 

 

Human Achievement of the Day: Higher Education

 

As the world continues to lift billions of people from starvation-level poverty through capitalistic enterprise, we need to extend this nimble, technologically savvy approach toward educating billions of people who can then better invest in their own self-interest.

โ€‹
> Interview an expert on Human Achievement Hour

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 


 

 

    

 

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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT HOUR



SATURDAY,
MARCH 28, 2015


cei.org/hah



 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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Wednesday
Mar182015

CEI Today: Sunshine Week, chemical ban, Human Achievement Hour, and more  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
In the News Today

 

GOV'T NON-TRANSPARENCY - LAWSON BADER

Human Events: The most transparent administration …. oh, wait…..

Hillary Clinton may or may not have violated certain rules and ethical expectations as Secretary of State. We will see. But the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency have been doing the same thing for years. That much we do know. 
> Read more


> Interview an expert 
 


CHEMICAL BAN - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

CPSC Proposal on Phthalates Likely to Do More Harm than Good


The Consumer Product Safety Commission is planning a new regulation related to chemicals used to make soft and pliable plastics. While they claim to do this in the name of children’s health, it’s not clear that the rule will do more good than harm.
> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini


 

LABOR UNION LAWSUIT - TREY KOVACS

Wisconsin Unions Sue to Maintain Coercive Power

Workers should find the union lawsuit against Wisconsin’s recently enacted right-to-work law (RTW) bizarre and, probably, offensive. The argument put forth by unions is that the new law is an unconstitutional taking of property. In other words, unions view a chunk of workers’ paychecks as their property even if that worker does not want union representation. 
> Read more

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 




You're invited! 


Please join the Competitive Enterprise Institute in our annual celebration of human progress and our advancements in various fields of industry, including technology, medical, energy, and more, during Human Achievement Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2014, between 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. in your respective time zone.



 

Saturday, 10am ET
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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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT
HOUR

MARCH 28, 2015


cei.org/hah-2012
 

 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure





 

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Tuesday
Apr012014

CEI Today: Fracking & jobs, minimum wage & women, and Human Achievement Hour

Monday, March 31, 2014
In the News Today


FRACKING - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Las Vegas Review-Journal


The natural gas and oil shale revolution — despite obstacles to drilling offshore and on federal land — has almost single-handedly driven the economic recovery the president is taking credit for.

William Yeatman, an energy policy expert with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Mr. Markay: “It represents the difference between an industry which exists of its own accord, providing goods and services that people actually want to buy, and an industry that exists only by the grace of government, which acts to mandate demand and subsidize supply.”
> Read the editorial


> Interview William Yeatman

 

MINIMUM WAGE - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

Daily Caller

All raising the minimum wage is going to do is keep women at home, counters Aloysius Hogan, a senior research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“There are jobs that are going to be lost and it’s the women who will be losing them,” he told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Hogan continued, “Who is losing out by increasing the minimum wage? It is the lower wage workers. And who are they losing out to? The unionized higher skilled workers.”
> Read the news article

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

What people said about
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR
#HAH2014


@sentedcruz
: In observance of #HAH2014, let's show we can achieve even more with another Great American Energy Renaissance

 

Innovation should be celebrated, not kept in the dark. Keep the lights on for human achievement on Saturday! #HAH2014

 

@WesleyGoodman: Why celebrate #HAH2014 tonight? It's not about turning up the lights. It's bc we tell a better story about the human spirit than #EarthHour
 

@Drews_Views: Don't sit in the dark feeling guilty during #EarthHour, celebrate Human Achievement Hour instead: washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/… @ceidotorg #HAH2014

The Global IP Center ‏@globalIPcenter: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." #HAH2014 HAPPENING NOW http://ow.ly/v8kpd

@kerpen: We're enthusiastically observing #HAH2014 in the Kerpen house!

@JGunlock: My morning flight reminded me of tomorrow's human achievement hour. Thanks, Wright brothers! #HAH2014 @ceidotorg pic.twitter.com/JzCcC2s3B2

"Turn ON the lights & do something constructive for the planet." @JRubinBlogger wapo.st/1dB0kiO

Human Achievement Hour makes @harperbulletin column! http://washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/

 

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.

 

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The Measure of Human Achievement with  Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley