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Monday
Aug042014

CEI Today: GMOs + Pompeo/Tiahrt, IMF carbon taxes, Operation Choke Point, and more 

Monday, August 4, 2014
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GMOs, POMPEO, AND TIAHRT - GREG CONKO

CEI.org: GMO Row Comes to Kansas Congressional Race


The Kansas Republican primary race pitting incumbent Rep. Mike Pompeo against his 4th congressional district predecessor Todd Tiahrt has become heated lately. The generally reliable conservative Tiahrt is hammering Pompeo for sponsoring a bill the former says is a sellout of free market conservative principles. In truth, the bill to limit state power over genetically modified (GM) foods is something conservatives and other free market advocates should get behind. 
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IMF CALLS FOR CARBON TAXES - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: IMF Calls for $1.60/Gal. Hike in Motor Fuel Taxes


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just published a 277-page report advocating carbon taxes. The only attraction carbon taxes have for Washington’s big spenders is as a source of new revenue. This is especially the case in an era of half-trillion dollar deficits. As Heritage Foundation economist David Kreutzer quipped, “It is a delusion to believe that $200 billion in new revenues could walk across town [in Washington, D.C.] without getting molested.”
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> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

OPERATION CHOKE POINT - IAIN MURRAY


CEI.org: "Operation Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses, Harms American Consumers

A new Competitive Enterprise Institute report digs into a campaign by federal regulatory agencies to shut down businesses that are politically disfavored but perfectly legal, under the pretext of preventing fraud. “Operation Choke Point targets perfectly legal industries by designating them high-risk, which in turn has a chilling effect on the willingness of banks to do business with them,” said Iain Murray, author of “Operation Choke Point: What It Is and Why It Matters.

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High Cost of Big Labor

The Unintended Consequences of Collective Bargaining

With high levels of unionization and no right-to-work laws, union presence has cost individuals more than $10,000 in income over the last 50 years. > Read more


 

See also:

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws
 
Understanding Public Pension Debt


 

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General Counsel of @ceidotorg, Sam Kazman on the latest Obamacare court decisions.
 


 

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Tuesday
Jul082014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obamacare's part time economy 

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July 7, 2014

Obamacare's part time economy
The unemployment rate headlines were joyous and Wall Street took off.  The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that June's unemployment rate was down to 6.1 percent.  But what did the numbers mean, after you looked beneath the headline?

OPEC for the Internet
Why is the U.S. government ceding its own property and creating a private, global monopoly over all Internet domain names?

Elitist activism: The Washington Redskins and the arrogance of Capitol Hill
Washington Times FOIA request reveals not a single person filed a complaint or negative comment about the Redskins team name to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before the government agency's ruling.

Armstrong: Expropriation Is Back - Is Christine Lagarde The Most Dangerous Woman In The World?
"A new IMF paper is described in great detail exactly how to now allow the private sector, which has invested in government bonds,  to be expropriated to pay for the national debts of the socialist governments."

Wednesday
Jun112014

ALG's Daily Grind - Is college still worth it? 

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June 10, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Is college still worth it?
The Senate debates expanding student loan program as loans artificially drive up tuition, leaving fewer choices for our children down the road.

Cartoon: Taliban fans
Taliban applauds prisoner swap.

IMF playing with fire on errant austerity claims
"Playing with fire," is how the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, Oliver Blanchard characterized the United Kingdom's budget cutting policies a year ago.  Today, the UK has the most robust economic growth of any of the G7 economies at 2.9 percent this year.

Limbaugh: The Obamacare nightmare continues amid other scandals
"[A]t least 4 million of the 8 million total Obamacare sign-ups contain flawed applications, according to a report by House Republicans… based on a chart prepared by federal Obamacare contractor Serco that shows more than 4 million application discrepancies as of May 27."

Tuesday
Apr012014

ALG's Daily Grind - Unions coming to college football?

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March 31, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Unions coming to college football?
If the Northwestern University football players had realized what they were litigating for, one suspects they just might wish they could get an instant replay reversal of the decision.

Has the time come for worldwide sugar subsidies to end?
A unique opportunity has emerged as Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Thailand, Canada, El Salvador, the European Union and the United States all complain to the WTO about massive sugar subsidies in India that threaten the world sugar market. Why not just end them all?

New Virginia law protects farmers from meddling local officials
Fauquier County officials forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm, and so she took action and had Commonwealth law changed.

New York Sun: Lagarde's Waterloo
"The failure [on March 25] in the Senate the so-called "reform" of the International Monetary Fund is an encouraging moment. Senator Reid had tried to tie the scheme, a lunge for money, to the Ukraine rescue, but then retreated, saying the IMF part of it would not have been able to pass the House."

Wednesday
Mar262014

ALG - $63 billion IMF bailout stripped out of Ukraine aid bill

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March 25, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising Senate Republicans for stripping an additional $63 billion in new quota money for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from a bill to offer a $1 billion loan guarantee to Ukraine:

"There never was a good reason to hold up the Ukraine aid legislation in order to give another $63 billion to the IMF to bail out banks that foolishly lent money to bankrupt European governments. Senate Republicans are to be praised for insisting to Harry Reid that it be removed. It should have never been included in the first place.

"In the face of Russia's threats against Ukraine, it always was irresponsible to hold these loans hostage in order to achieve unrelated funding for the IMF, as if U.S. credibility abroad was something to be bargained with."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/63-billion-imf-bailout-stripped-out-of-ukraine-aid-bill/

 

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