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Saturday
Nov082014

CEI Today: Yellen's Federal Reserve, wind energy tax credits, net neutrality & patent reform, and more 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
In the News Today

 

CAN THE FEDERAL RESERVE HELP BUSINESSES? - IAIN MURRAY & RYAN YOUNG

No Triple Mandate for the Federal Reserve

A recent speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen got considerable attention over her subtly implied suggestion that the Fed consider taking on a third mandate—reducing economic inequality—in addition to its current dual mandate of keeping inflation in check and unemployment as low as possible. Less noticed, but just as important, were her comments that “business ownership is associated with higher levels of economic mobility,” and that “it has become harder to start and build businesses.”So is there a role the Fed could play in making entrepreneurship easier and less risky? > Read more

> Interview an expert
 

WIND ENERGY TAX CREDITS


The Hill: Groups press new GOP majority to reject wind tax credits
 

In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday, the 66 groups argue an attempt to revive the Production Tax Credit (PTC) during the lame-duck session should be “rejected.”

“The PTC is a key part ofPresident Obama and Majority Leader Reid’s attack on affordable energy from natural gas, coal, and nuclear,” the letter signed by Heritage Action for America and the Competitive Enterprise Institute states.
> Read the full story in The Hill


> Interview an expert
 

NET NEUTRALITY & PATENT REFORM - VOX

The GOP's Senate takeover could be a big deal for net neutrality and patent reform

 

Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says there's a lot that Republicans can do to pressure Wheeler to take a more hands-off approach to the issue. Congressional committees can grill Wheeler and other FCC commissioners about their approach to the issue. And they also have the power of the purse: they can cut the FCC's funding, limiting the agency's ability to enforce the regulations and giving him an incentive to change course. > Read the full story on Vox

> Interview Ryan Radia

 

TOO BIG TO FAIL - JOHN BERLAU

Obama’s Peanut-Brained Attack on MetLife
 

The federal government considers MetLife to be “too big to fail,” making it subject to the same Dodd-Frank bailout regime set up for big Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. But MetLife, to its credit, has publicly stated that it is not too big to fail and does not want the special privileges that come with SIFI status. > Read more

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In Memoriam:
Gordon Tullock

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

In the final week before the midterm election, agencies published new regulations ranging from dairy profits to Japanese oranges. Fittingly, the total number of new regulations on the year also passed the 3,000 mark on Hallow’s Eve.





 

Saturday
Aug232014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama golfs while the world burns!

6

August 22, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama golfs while the world burns
It is utterly appalling that Obama, the king of optics, would make a perfunctory statement about the beheading of an American journalist by the terror group Islamic State and then head off for another round of golf.

Was defund Obamacare really a 'suicide mission'?
Or was it simply the nation's last chance to stop the health care law from taking effect?

Parasitic power: Dollars blowing in the wind
Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity, yet government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia.

Burke: Why the average student loan debt just keeps rising
"In the last 30 years, inflation-adjusted tuition and fees at private colleges increased by 153 percent. Tuition and fees at public universities for in-state students increased 231 percent."

Friday
Apr042014

CEI Today: Senate votes on unemployment, wind energy, plus global warming impact on corn? 

Friday, April 4, 2014
In the News Today

SENATE VOTE ON JOBLESS BENEFITS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute will score the Senate votes on jobless benefits. A final vote on the bill is scheduled for Monday. But if Congress wants to actually help people get back to work, it should champion policies that remove all the red tape from job creation and economic growth.  Extending jobless benefits beyond the norm of 26 weeks is a disservice to America’s economy.

> Read the USAToday commentary


> Interview Aloysius Hogan

WIND ENERGY - MYRON EBELL


Wind Energy Boondoggle Gets Another Shot at Tax Subsidy


The Senate Finance Committee plans to mark-up legislation that includes a provision extending tax credits for certain special interests, including the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) offered an amendment to add the wind PTC, which expired at the end of 2013. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete in the energy marketplace on either price or reliability.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

GLOBAL WARMING + CORN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Globalwarming.org: Will Climate Change Devastate U.S. Corn Yields?


Perhaps to appease political-correctness, a new study on corn yields begins with a warning that “past advances” in agriculture are “threatened by climate change,” and the authors say their research is significant because it provides benchmark data for “more reliable projections of climate impact on crop yields.”


Clearly, though, the finding is also significant for another reason. It doesn’t fit into the fear narrative promoted by the recently-released IPCC Working Group II (WG2) report on climate impacts.> Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis




Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more



 

 

    

 

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Saturdays, 10am ET
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The Measure of Human Achievement with  Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley

CEI Podcast for April 3, 2014: Clean Air Act Costs and Benefits

Senior Fellow William Yeatman is skeptical of an EPA report claiming the Clean Air Act will have nearly $2 trillion in annual benefits by 2020.




 

 




Thursday
Apr032014

CEI Today: Wind energy vote today, a consumer guide to chemical risk, and EPA's forced retirement of coal plants

Thursday, April 3, 2014
In the News Today

WIND ENERGY - MYRON EBELL


Wind Energy Boondoggle Gets Another Shot at Tax Subsidy


Today, the Senate Finance Committee scheduled a mark-up of legislation to extend tax credits for certain special interests, which will include the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced he will offer an amendment to add the wind PTC, which expired at the end of 2013. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete in the energy marketplace on either price or reliability.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

CHEMICAL RISK - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk


Will these chemicals make me fat? That sounds like a weird question, but some consumers may actually have such worries, thanks to a constant barrage of news headlines suggesting that synthetic chemicals—an even some naturally occurring ones—are responsible for nearly every public health problem imaginable.


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals.  > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini

OBAMACARE - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Shocking Justification for Retiring up to 25% of U.S. Coal Fleet


Last week, the EIA published a little-noticed analysis estimating that up to 25 percent of the nation’s coal-fired power plant fleet could be forced to retire due to the EPA’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, also known as the “Utility MACT.” Needless to say, these are significant retirements. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

    

 

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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The Measure of Human Achievement with  Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley

 




Thursday
Dec192013

ALG's Daily Grind - Americans have 'greater expectation' of privacy in surveillance era, judge rules

6

Dec. 18, 2013

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Americans have 'greater expectation' of privacy in surveillance era, judge rules
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon rules against the NSA: "I think it is more likely that these trends have resulted in a greater expectation of privacy and a recognition that society views that expectation as reasonable."

D.C. settles back into government growth normalcy
Government growth has been the status quo for 55 years. Rolling back the government is a radical idea—and a necessity.

Death by renewable
Effective immediately, a new rule issued by the Department of Interior (DOI) will grant 30-year permits allowing wind farms to "accidently kill federally protected eagles."

Next up for Obamacare market disruption: small businesses
Ed Morrisseey brings attention rising health insurance costs under Obamcare for small businesses.