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Thursday
Dec032015

CEI Today: Obama's climate treaty agenda, a labor union subsidy, a solar company's antitrust lawsuit, and more

Thursday, December 3, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMA'S CLIMATE TREATY AGENDA - MARLO LEWIS

Senate EPW White Paper: Essential Background on the Obama Administration’s Climate Treaty Agenda

The White Paper puts the international community on notice that Obama’s negotiating position is a greenhouse of cards.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

LABOR UNION 'OFFICIAL TIME' - TREY KOVACS

 

Official Time and Criminal Misconduct by Federal Employees
 

With under two weeks until Congress must pass an omnibus spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, one policy that should be on the chopping block is union official time, a practice that allows federal employees to conduct union business, instead of their public duties, on the taxpayers’ dime. > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

A SOLAR COMPANY'S ANTITRUST LAWSUIT  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

SolarCity’s Bizarro Suit Proceeds in Federal Court


SolarCity, a solar panel merchant, filed a whopper of a complaint in federal court alleging that it had suffered antitrust violations at the hands of the Salt River Project, an Arizona electricity provider. But were it not for government tilting the market in their favor at the expense of conventional energy sources, SolarCity and its ilk would not exist. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

 

    

 

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Thursday
Oct082015

CEI Today: White House labor summit, global warming skepticism, and a regulator word cloud 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
In the News Today

 

WHITE HOUSE LABOR SUMMIT - TREY KOVACS

 

Workers need opportunity more than a summit

Today, President Obama will host a “Summit on Worker Voice” to promote collective bargaining and the benefits of unionization. T​he administration is developing policies that would foist unwanted union representation on workers and disrupt business arrangements that grow the economy and create jobs. > Read The Hill commentary

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICISM - FRED SMITH


Reasons for Global Warming Skepticism
 

Critics oppose policies that would restrict current fossil fuel use on a global basis, noting the positive link between energy use and growth and the drastic consequences restricting supplies would pose, especially to already energy-starved regions of the world. > Read more 


> Interview Fred Smith
 

REGULATOR WORD CLOUD - WAYNE CREWS


Agency Overload: Meet the Federal Bureaucracy One-Page Word Cloud

 

I thought the list of federal bureaucracies would look interesting as a one-page word cloud. Turns out it doesn’t. Word clouds are supposed to help us make sense of things. Not in this case, however. [See image, right.] Have your reading glasses or a magnifier handy! > 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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


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Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
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Labor & Employment
Nanny State
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Wednesday
Apr012015

CEI Today: UN climate plan, labor union ambush election training, and municipal mergers 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

UN CLIMATE PLAN - MYRON EBELL

 

President Obama's UN Climate Plan Ignores American People and Congress
 
Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute responded to the Obama Administration’s submission of its intended nationally-determined contribution (INDC) to the United Nations:
 
“President Obama has pursued his domestic climate agenda without trying to build support for it with the American people or in Congress, and today’s INDC submission is no different. > Read more
 
 


AMBUSH ELECTION RULE - TREY KOVACS

NLRB Holds Training at Union Office and Top Lawyer Forgets Details of Ambush Election Rule

 

Two recent events further display the pro-union bias of the National Labor Relations Board and the haphazard nature in which the ambush election rule has been promulgated.
 
In preparation of the ambush election rule going into effect on April 14, the NLRB is conducting training on the details of the new election process. Guess where some of the training takes place?
 
As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports, a training session will be held at a SEIU office in New York.  > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs 
 


MUNICIPAL MERGERS? - CARRIE SHEFFIELD 

 

A Tale of Two Cities: How Municipal M&A Saves Taxpayers, Prevents Budget Shortfalls
 

In the same way that private-sector consolidations offer efficiencies and economies of scale, municipal mergers can cut operational redundancies, saving taxpayers money in the process. Combined resources also offer a bulwark against state budget cuts and prevent tax hikes. > Read more

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The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Tuesday
Mar312015

CEI Today: Labor union lawsuits, Obama's GROW AMERICA Act, credit card interchange fees, and more 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In the News Today

 

LABOR UNION LAWSUITS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

Suing McDonald's
 
Today, the National Labor Relations Board commences over sixty consolidated lawsuits by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and union front groups such as the Fast Food Workers Committee against McDonald’s. The suits claim franchisor McDonald’s USA and certain franchisees jointly employed and retaliated against protesting workers. If the government forces this new "joint employer" status on employers, it would have a huge impact not just on employers but consumers, small business entrepreneurs, labor union power, and litigation, says CEI labor policy expert Aloysius Hogan.
 
 


OBAMA'S GROW AMERICA ACT - MARC SCRIBNER

Administration's GROW AMERICA Act 2.0 Mixes Bad with Good

 

The administration’s GROW AMERICA 2.0 proposal isn’t all bad. In fact, it contains two very smart elements that Congress should attach to their own reauthorization package.
 

First, the administration proposal would repeal the current prohibition on states tolling their own Interstate segments. Second, the current cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds, which bring financing parity to infrastructure development by allowing the private sector to take advantage of similar debt instruments as the public sector, would be raised from $15 billion to $19 billion. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner
 


CREDIT CARD 'INTERCHANGE' FEES - IAIN MURRAY 

 

International Panel Outlines Problems with EU Interchange Fee Regulation
 

Interchange fees are the fees levied by banks and payments card networks from merchants and vendors when a consumer uses a payment card to purchase a good or service. The proposed EU regulation will cap these fees. ​The experience from the US suggests that these rules will be costly to the people of Europe, and especially to people on minimum wage who find it hard to afford bank fees already. > Read more

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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.

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.


> Interview an expert on Human Achievement Hour

 

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Human Achievement Hour
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