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Summary: A weekly run-down of the news from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think thank in Washington, DC.
This week is Sunshine Week, a celebration of openness and transparency. Myron Ebell, Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment, is here to talk about CEI’s efforts to increase government transparency.
Immigration Policy Analyst David Bier recently wrote for USA Today about a third side in the ongoing immigration debate: population control advocates who oppose immigration altogether.
The results of Italy’s general election were announced this week, setting markets on edge across the Eurozone. Warren Brookes Fellow Matt Melchiorre finds the outcome surprising, as well as troubling.
CEI and the Adam Smith Institute have teamed up to publish a U.S. edition of Christopher Snowdon's study "The Wages of Sin Taxes." He argues that sin taxes are an ineffective way to treat the harmful effects of drinking, smoking, and obesity. Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies Michelle Minton wrote the foreword.
William Yeatman, Assistant Director of CEI's Center for Energy and Environment, looks at former Energy Secretary Steven Chu's record in office, who might succeed him, and what lies ahead in energy policy.
Lawyers are clever creatures, but they rarely use their powers for good. CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman is an exception to the rule.
CEI has a new president, and his name is Lawson Bader. He comes to us from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he was vice president. He is here to introduce himself and talk about what the future holds for CEI.
Congress made an unsatisfying compromise deal this week to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. But Vice President for policy Wayne Crews thinks this is just the tip of the costberg, and Congress should tackle a more fundamental issue: the $1.8 trillion regulatory state.
Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young talks about the need for more transparency in the world of regulation, as well as CEI's new EPA Regulatory Report Card.