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Thursday
Sep032015

CEI Today: Labor Day review, red tape strangling, and more

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
In the News Today

 

LABOR DAY

 

This Labor Day, which marks an historical recognition of American workers dating back to the late 19th Century, is a time to take stock of the state of labor and the modern day role of labor unions.

A set of three CEI studies - “The High Cost of Big Labor” - examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws.

The Unintended Consequences of Collective Bargaining

 

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

 

Understanding Public Pension Debt

LABOR RULING UPENDS BUSINESSES, JOBS - IAIN MURRAY

NLRB's Joint-Employer Ruling: Payback for Unions at Workers' and Business' Expense

In a radical new ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) late last week threw all American franchise and contract businesses into a state of uncertainty. In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB ruled that companies can now be held responsible for labor violations committed by franchisors and contractors. It’s hard to overstate the potential fallout from this decision. > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

RED TAPE STRANGLING - JOHN BERLAU

Poll: Americans Oppose CFPB Overreach, Unaccountability

 

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Senior Fellow John Berlau says CFPB was designed by lawmakers to be unaccountable to consumers and voters.
 

“Nearly all of the overreach of the CFPB, from its massive database of consumer transactions to its red tape strangling consumer choice and smaller banks, stems from the fact that it was designed to bypass constitutional safeguards that ensure meaningful oversight,” Berlau said.  > Read the Heartland story

> Interview John Berlau

 




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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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Advancing Capitalism
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Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
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Human Achievement Hour
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Wednesday
Sep022015

CEI Today: NSA phone records, poverty & capitalism, labor ruling, streetcars, and more

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

POVERTY & CAPITALISM - IAIN MURRAY

 

World’s Poor: “We Want Capitalism”
 

Next month, the United Nations will formally announce the successors to its Millennium Development Goals, the global body’s approach to poverty alleviation since the year 2000. These new goals will be touted as “sustainable.” The event will coincide with a visit by the pope, at which he is expected to concentrate on climate change and materialism as the greatest threats to the welfare of the people of the developing world.
 
Don’t expect to hear much on the way people in the Western world lifted themselves out of poverty: free-market capitalism. > Read more
 

 

NSA'S COLLECTION OF PHONE RECORDS - RYAN RADIA

Court Upholds Legality of NSA's Bulk Collection of Telephone Records


Although the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Klayman has major implications for future cases about government surveillance, it won’t immediately affect the NSA’s bulk collection program.  > Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia

 

LABOR RULING UPENDS BUSINESSES, JOBS - IAIN MURRAY

NLRB's Joint-Employer Ruling: Payback for Unions at Workers' and Business' Expense

In a radical new ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) late last week threw all American franchise and contract businesses into a state of uncertainty. In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB ruled that companies can now be held responsible for labor violations committed by franchisors and contractors. It’s hard to overstate the potential fallout from this decision. > Read more 

> Interview an expert

 

STREET CARS - MARC SCRIBNER


WSJ: Streetcars Suffer Bumpy Ride
 

“What Atlanta did was a huge mistake,” said Marc Scribner, a research fellow at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute. The money, he said, could have been better spent by improving the city’s bus system. > Read the WSJ story 


> Interview Marc Scribner

 




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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.

 

The High Cost of
Big Labor


A set of three CEI studies examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws.


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

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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Saturday
Aug292015

CEI Today: NLRB joint employer ruling, worst state attorneys general, unknown federal agencies, and more 

Friday, August 28, 2015
In the News Today

 

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER RULING - IAIN MURRAY & TREY KOVACS


NLRB Ruling in Joint Employer Cases Will Have Devastating Economic Impact
 

Yet another decision by unelected regulators, this time at the National Labor Relations Board, will have a devastating impact on American employers and employees. > Read more


> Related: Federal Labor Agencies Attack Workers and the Economy

 

> Interview an expert

 

WORST STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL - HANS BADER

CEI Reveals The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015


Six state Attorneys General (AG) earned a place on the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s list of The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

 

HOW MANY FEDERAL AGENCIES? - WAYNE CREWS

 

Nobody Knows How Many Federal Agencies Exist
 

As bureaucracy sprawls, nobody can say with complete authority exactly how many federal agencies exist. > Read more 
 

 




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Bloomberg San Francisco 10am & 4pm PT

 

    

 

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.

 

The High Cost of
Big Labor


A set of three CEI studies examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws.


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

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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Saturday
Aug292015

Josiah Bartlett Center - Tax Policy Advice from Kramer 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center

Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

The Problem with Tax Write-offs

The best discussion of our understanding of modern tax policy comes from the classic television show Seinfeld. Everyone’s favorite economist, Kramer, encourages Jerry to defraud a company because big companies don’t need to worry. “Jerry, all these big companies, they write off everything.” Jerry claims that Kramer doesn’t even know what that means. Kramer’s defense: “But they do and they’re the ones writing it off.”

These mystical write-offs emerge in political rhetoric as giant subsidies to big corporations, illusory money floating through the corporate air. In an election, politicians want to eliminate them all. The right accuses the left of passing out subsidies like candy. The left accuses the right of hypocrisy, especially toward the dreaded evil Big Oil.
 
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Tackling Education Issues at the State Level

Americans have become accustomed to viewing public education through a national lens. In the past, most power was left to local schools and politicians. However, since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1950 and continuing to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Department of Education’s Race to the Top initiative of 2009, the federal government has taken and maintained increased control over schools through mandates, incentives, and funding. Although these initiatives represent sincere efforts to improve a struggling national public education system, the reality is that increased federal oversight often has the opposite effect by complicating matters with complex rules and regulationsClick here to keep reading.

 

Saturday
Aug292015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 


Sen. Forrester: "State wins with a budget veto override"
 
State Senator Jeanie Forrester, who is the chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, penned an extremely well-written piece for the Concord Monitor this week regarding the importance of the state Legislature overriding Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the budget.

In it, Senator Forrester wrote; "On Sept. 16th, the Legislature will return to the State House to vote on Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. My hope is that legislators on both sides of the aisle will join together to override the veto so that New Hampshire will have a new budget that best addresses our citizens needs. My fear is that if we don't, people and programs will continue to suffer."

Click HERE to read her entire piece in the Concord Monitor.
 
 
Consequences of Hassan's Veto: Hospitals suffer
 
Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that a new ten-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won't open to patients this summer, as previously planned. While construction will be completed this October, and the Republican-passed budget included funding to open the unit, it can't be staffed specifically due to Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the state's budget.

Click HERE to read the full article.
 
 
 
Consequences of Hassan's Veto: State parks could have been force to close 
 
A significant amount of tourism dollars might have been another casualty because of Governor Maggie Hassan's budget veto if it was not for a vote this week by the Legislature to approve emergency funding to keep state parks open.

On Wednesday, New Hampshire Public Radio reported that state parks would be forced to close specifically at a time when tourists visit our state to take in the fall foliage due to a lapse in funding. Fortunately, as reported by the Union Leader, the Legislature acted and state parks will not have to close, however it was yet another reminder of the serious consequences of Governor Maggie Hassan's budget veto.  
 
 

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