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Entries in Human Acheivement Hour (25)

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/

 

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The Measure of Human Achievement with  Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley

 




 

    

Friday
Mar282014

CEI Today: Human Achievement Hour, WTO ruling on China, and more 

Friday, March 28, 2014
In the News Today

Tomorrow!
Saturday, March 29

 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Lights ON for
HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR!
Tweet #HAH2014
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. > cei.org/hah

> Kicking off Human Achievement Hour 2014

> Human Achievement of the Day: Breakthrough toward Unlimited Clean and Cheap Energy

>
Human Achievement of the Day: 3D Printing Cups, Cars, Houses, and Faces

 


ORGAN REPLACEMENT - MICHELLE MINTON

Openmarket.org: Human Achievement of the Day from HumanProgress.org: Organ Replacement Technology


What better way to celebrate than with a post from our friends at HumanProgress.org. Stephanie Rugolo, HumanProgress’s managing editor, is spreading the good news about how far humankind has come by discussing some of the recent developments in organ replacement technology. > Read more


> Interview Michelle Minton


WTO Rules against China’s Export Restrictions: Implications for U.S. NatGas Export Debate

The World Trade Organization (WTO) confirmed Wednesday that China’s policies restricting exports of rare-earth minerals violate global trade rules. In light of the WTO ruling, the quantitative restrictions on liquefied natural gas exports advocated by Dow Chemical, America’s Energy Advantage (AEA), and the American Public Gas Association (APGA) are plainly illegal.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

    

 

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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Tune in this Saturday, March 29th and celebrate Human Achievement Hour with Bill Frezza & the RealClear Radio Hour guests, Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley!

 




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!
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

 

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

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


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: Obamacare in court, re-regulating rail, and Human Achievement Hour 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In the News Today

Today!
OBAMACARE IN COURT - SAM KAZMAN

While the Hobby Lobby case is before the Supreme Court this week, another challenge to Obamacare is in court. On Tuesday morning, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC will hear arguments in Halbig v. Sebelius.

In that lawsuit, launched in May 2013, a group of small business owners and individuals in six states sued 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. The rule undercuts the choices made by many states to stay out of the program, and it will force the plaintiffs to pay exorbitant fines, cut back employees’ hours, and face other burdens. US district court Judge Friedman ruled against the plaintiffs in January.  The case is now on expedited appeal.
> Read more about the case


> Interview Sam Kazman

> See also: What the district court got wrong (and right) in Halbig v. Sebelius, By Jonathan H. Adler  

RE-REGULATING RAIL - MARC SCRIBNER

Report: Special Interest Lobby Threatens Freight Rail Deregulation


New rules proposed by a commercial shipper lobby, the National Industrial Transportation League, could reverse Congress’ efforts to partially deregulate the railroad industry, which has helped lower costs for consumers and allowed businesses to improve their operations. The federal government’s Surface Transportation Board will hold a hearing on the proposal this week, March 25-26, 2014. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

> Twitter.com/mscribner

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

 

 

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.

 

Saturdays, 10am ET
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Miraculous Growth of Dubai - Sameer Al Ansari discusses his experience with the development of the financial center in the desert.

 




 

    

Tuesday
Mar252014

CEI Today: Court ruling on price caps, Obamacare in court x2, gov't secrecy, and Human Achievement Hour 

Monday, March 24, 2014
In the News Today

COURT RULING ON PRICE CAPS - JOHN BERLAU

Openmarket.org: Draconian Dodd-Frank Durbin Debit Controls Need Not Be More Destructive, Court Rules


As the weather finally turns to spring, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today blew a nice cool breeze of common sense.


A bipartisan three-judge panel unanimously overturned district Judge Richard Leon’s July 31 ruling that the Federal Reserve had not made the price controls stemming from Dodd-Frank’s Durbin Amendment draconian enough. Friday’s decision by Clinton-appointed Judge David Tatel found that the Federal Reserve “reasonably construct[ed]” the law in considering costs in setting the price caps, and the ruling in fact opens the door to allowing banks and credit unions make retailers pay more of the costs of processing debit cards.  > Read more

> Interview John Berlau

> Twitter.com/jberlau

OBAMACARE IN COURT - SAM KAZMAN

While the Hobby Lobby case is before the Supreme Court this week, another challenge to Obamacare is in court. On Tuesday morning, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC will hear arguments in Halbig v. Sebelius.

In that lawsuit, launched in May 2013, a group of small business owners and individuals in six states sued 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. The rule undercuts the choices made by many states to stay out of the program, and it will force the plaintiffs to pay exorbitant fines, cut back employees’ hours, and face other burdens. US district court Judge Friedman ruled against the plaintiffs in January.  The case is now on expedited appeal.
> Read more about the case


> Interview Sam Kazman

GOV'T SECRECY - IAIN MURRAY

National Review: Lawmaker Excluded from CFPB Meeting, Unable to Hold Executive to Account

 

Representative Sean Duffy (R., Wis.) recently attempted to attend an advisory committee meeting of the Consumer Financial Protection Board. The agency declined to let him in, preventing him from holding this executive agency to account. The CFPB has a track record of secrecy and excluding people. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

> Follow Iain Murray on Twitter @ismurray

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.

 

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.

 

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.