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Friday
May222015

CEI Today: Regulation, the NLRB, mass transit commutes, and more 

Friday, May 22, 2015
In the News Today

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

 
Forbes: A Comprehensive Regulatory Reform Agenda, Barack Obama Veto Pen Notwithstanding
 
Congress passes a few dozen laws each year, but regulators meanwhile  issue several thousand rules and regulations. On top of that, “regulatory dark matter“ like presidential and agency memos, guidance documents, bulletins and press releases may enact policy directly or indirectly. When it comes to federal regulation and red tape, I like to break it down into (1) the existing hairball and (2) what hasn’t happened yet. > Read the Forbes commentary
 

PARTISAN LABOR RELATIONS BOARD - TREY KOVACS

 

Defund the Partisan NLRB

Evidence is aplenty that the NLRB acts as a stooge for organized labor at the expense of equality in bargaining power. The recently implemented ambush election rule is front and center. > Read more 

MASS TRANSIT COMMUTES - MARC SCRIBNER

 

Long Mass Transit Commutes Are Horrible for Your Health

 

I personally find it hilarious that transit boosters implicitly accept that the direct mobility benefits of transit are so low that they need to fling every possible co-benefit spaghetti at the wall in order to justify unjustifiable mass transit subsidies. But to you who drive alone to work and are now scared your car is secretly killing you, don’t worry. It’s the transit riders with commutes twice as long as yours who may need to worry. > Read more 

SEN. WARREN & TRADE AGREEMENTS - FRAN SMITH

 

Sen. Warren Gets Hit on Trade Issues

Sen. Warren’s arguments are bogus on “secret” trade deals. Many of her other arguments are bogus as well.
 > Read more

 

> Related: Trade Promotion Authority in the Senate: Do-It-Yourself Economics


> Interview Fran Smith
 

MORE IN THE NEWS
 

Saving the Bees vs. Pork Barrel Spending

 

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Washington, DC

 

The Constitutional Limits of the
Endangered Species Act

What limits does the Constitution place on federal regulations under the ESA? Should Congress resolve that issue instead of the courts? Would endangered species be better protected or worse off if PETPO prevails in court or S. 1142 is enacted?
> RSVP & more info: KAP@pacificlegal.org
 

https://cei.org/ceidinner
2015 Dinner and Reception

 

Join us for CEI’s Bourbon and BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’

 

    

 

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.

 

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 

 

The State of
Freedom in the UK

 


A Cato Institute discussion on the outcome of the election and what it means for the state of freedom in the UK, featuring CEI's Iain Murray and other experts > View it on cato.org
 






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Tuesday
May192015

CEI Today: Dodd-Frank burdens, Chipotle's GMOs, Big Ethanol's ad campaign, and more 

Monday, May 18, 2015
In the News Today

 


DODD-FRANK BURDENS - JOHN BERLAU

 
Dodd-Frank’s Thousands of Commandments and Near-Zero Benefits
 
A study released last week found that Dodd-Frank, based on the economic effects of increasing the cost of lending, could result in the loss of  “$895 billion in reduced Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the 2016-2025 period, or $3,346 per working age person.” > Read more
 
 

CHIPOTLE'S GMOs - GREG CONKO

 

Health Care News: CHIPOLTE BACKING DOWN ON ITS GMO-FREE CLAIM

 

Chipotle announced it was going to eliminate GMO ingredients in its corn and cooking oils, but the big one that no one seems to talk about is the cheeses, says Greg Conko, executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Chipotle has not made any announcement about getting rid of cheese produced with Chymosin.  > Read more

 

ETHANOL'S AD CAMPAIGN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Ethanol Industry Ad Campaign: Fuels America or Fools America?

As the June 1 deadline approaches for EPA to propose Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates, biofuel lobbyists are cranking up their political and PR efforts to sway EPA’s decision. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

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2015 Dinner and Reception

 

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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.

 

May 20

 

The State of
Freedom in the UK

 


A Cato Institute discussion on the outcome of the election and what it means for the state of freedom in the UK, featuring CEI's Iain Murray and other experts > cato.org
 

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 






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Energy & Environment
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Human Achievement Hour
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Sunday
May172015

Lead-Edu - I hope you don't need this!

 

Lead-Edu

 

I Hope You Don't Need This
            But you might.....

Do you know?            
 

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Wednesday
May132015

CEI Today: 10,000 Commandments, Infrastructure Week, public union contracts, and more 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In the News Today

 


FEDERAL REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

 
Ten Thousand Commandments
 
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals the latest on the large, growing “hidden tax” of America’s regulatory state. The annual report indicates a $1.88 trillion hit to Americans consumers and the U.S. economy in 2014 due to federal regulations and intervention. > CEI.org/10kc2015
 
 

INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK - MARC SCRIBNER

 

In the lead-up to the May 31 sunset date for federal highway funding, this week is “Infrastructure Week”—a week for scholars, advocates, and policy mak

ers to debate needed long-term technologies, policies, and reforms on a wide range of infrastructure topics. Competitive Enterprise Institute transportation policy expert Marc Scribner has put forward specific reforms focused on infrastructure such as user-based revenue collection and expanded debt financing. > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

PUBLIC UNION CONTRACTS - TREY KOVACS

 

Government Union Collective Bargaining Needs Sunlight

Taxpayers should have a right to know how tax dollars are spent. Unfortunately, one of state and local governments’ largest expenditures, public union contracts, mostly are agreed upon in closed-door meetings. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

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TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 






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CEI's Battered Business Bureau

Last week’s raft of new rules covers everything from school lunch workers to Flugzeugbau gliders.


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Friday
May082015

CEI Today: TPA, TImes Square billboards, Big Labor, crowdfunding regulation, and more 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
In the News Today

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

 

Trade Promotion Authority: Addressing Some Criticisms
 
Some members of Congress are concerned about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would fast track trade negotiating authority, but in fact it would be a positive move toward ensuring the United States remains a competitive economy. TPA does not usurp Congress’ authority in relation to trade agreements.  > Read more
 

GOVT THREAT TO TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARDS - MARC SCRIBNER

Why Is the Federal Government Threatening Times Square's Billboards?

 

The federal government is threatening to punish New York City for its famously gaudy Times Square electronic billboards. Some have suggested that this is an example of regulators run amok. It isn’t. This is a classic example of Congress passing stupid laws, ordering regulators to implement them stupidly, and then forgetting about them until unintended consequences spring up down the line. > Read more

BIG LABOR - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Daily Caller: Republicans Abandon Hope To Overturn Obama’s Big Labor Veto

Concerned over a lack of support from Senate Democrats, Republicans leaders agreed Tuesday to table a vote geared at overriding a veto which critics claim unfairly benefits unions. > Read the Daily Caller report

> Interview an expert

 

 



Thursday and Friday, a select group of thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers - including CEI's John Berlau - will gather to consider the future of alternative finance. 

> Related - 
Labor Department "Fiduciary Rule" Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Gains for Investors, Entrepreneurs

 






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The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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