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CEI Asks Court to Compel FCC to Respond to Petition on Charter Cable Merger

After over a year and a half without response from the agency, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is representing individuals taking the Federal Communications Commission to court regarding the 2016 Charter/Brighthouse/Time Warner cable merger. Arguing that the FCC has a statutory obligation to respond to CEI’s …

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Victory Lap? 2017 Was Bitcoin's Backwards Year

2017 was another gloriously miserable year for bitcoin. As in 2016, gains in the price of bitcoin belie deep deficits in the cryptocurrency world. Bitcoin’s stock of social capital, the human institutions around this most important technology, remains woefully deficient, and the capacity of bitcoin to …

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What Should Direct Our Economy: The Invisible Hand or the Iron Fist?

You probably heard: a recent poll found that nearly half of American millennials would rather live under socialism than capitalism. To anyone old enough to remember the horrors of central planning, this should come as a shock. The fact that an economic system responsible for more than one …

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Why Is Amazon Not Considered a Monopoly?

HowStuffWorks discusses Amazon with Marc Scribner. How big is too big? That’s the question that economists and policymakers are asking about Amazon, the $560 billion company that first made its name selling books online, but has rapidly morphed into an “everything store” with its hands in …

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Here's How Trump Could Make a Quick (and Complete) Exit from the Paris Climate Agreement Right Now

Last June, President Trump announced he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement climate treaty on greenhouse gases. It was a bold move, defying legions of foreign leaders, U.S. politicians, corporate CEOs, media pundits, and activist groups. But there is a faster way  to do it than he has chosen—and he …

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Taxpayers, Travelers Win with a Modernized Airport Facility Charge

Everyone from typical travelers to President Trump has decried the sorry state of American airport infrastructure. Airports would like to have the freedom to impose higher per-passenger charges to finance needed investments. Unfortunately, airlines have consistently opposed airport self-help user fees, leading to increasingly airport reliance on …

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U.S. v. Coinbase: Virtual Currency Holders Not Outside the IRS's Reach

JD Supra covers U.S. v. Coinbase and CEI’s amicus brief in the case. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, on November 28, 2017, ordered the international digital currency broker, Coinbase, Inc., to produce to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the records of …

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Daniela Lozano

Daniela Lozano is the Foundation and Policy Grants Manager at the Competitive Enterprise Institute where she manages CEI’s forward-looking grant proposal process. In addition, Ms. Lozano assists the Philanthropy Department with administrative operations and the production of regional fundraising events. Prior to joining CEI in …

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Trump's EPA Chief Says Obama 'Short-Shrifted' the Proper Process to Regulate CO2

The Daily Caller covers statements made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and a petition CEI filed with the EPA to reconsider the endangerment finding. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told House lawmakers on Thursday the Obama administration “short-shrifted” agency processes to regulate greenhouse gas …

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CEI, ICLE, and Tech Freedom Give Comments to Federal Communications Commission on Charter Cable Merger

VIEW FULL DOCUMENT AS PDF Introduction and Summary On behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), and TechFreedom, we respectfully submit these comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s public notice seeking comment in the matter …

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