Competitive Enterprise Institute

Payday-loan borrowers need protection from the poorly-named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In an epic, down to the wire vote last week Congressional Republicans narrowly overturned a regulation that would have enriched lawyers at the expense of consumers. But now lawmakers must intervene once again against another consumer-busting rule: the rule put forward by the Consumer Financial …

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CEI Joins Open Letter to President Trump Opposing Import Restrictions on Steel and Aluminum

View Full Document as PDF Dear President Trump, On behalf of the following organizations, we urge you not to impose tariffs or other restrictions on imported steel and aluminum pursuant to the recommendations made by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross under Section 232 of the Trade …

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Competitive Enterprise Institute Re-Ups Lawsuit Against State Department For Not Releasing Paris Climate Emails

The Washington Examiner cited the Competitive Enterprise Institute on its efforts to make public documentation regarding the Obama Administration’s entry into the Paris Climate Agreement. The Competitive Enterprise Institute on Monday sued the State Department a second time for withholding emails and texts related to …

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CEI Joins Coalition Letter Urging Congress to support the Sugar Policy Modernization Act of 2017

View Full Document as PDF Dear Senators and Representatives, On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members across the country, we urge you to support S. 2086 and H.R. 4265, the Sugar Policy Modernization Act of 2017. This legislation is crucial for …

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More Antitrust Revisionism Aimed at Big Tech

In a long but surprisingly weak story, the New York Times’ Charles Duhigg is the latest analyst to try to find an argument for why antitrust law should be used to break up Big Tech firms (Duhigg’s particular target is Google). In so doing he makes many …

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Competition In Technology Is More Vibrant Than It Looks

he clamor is rising for Big Tech firms to be broken up. With Amazon and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reporting record profits, voices from both the political left and the right have called for the firms to be broken up using antitrust law. Both sides …

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Government watchdog: States like Illinois must be more accountable for infrastructure maintenance

Watchdog.org discusses the effect of the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan and cites Marc Scribner’s work:  Any federal infrastructure funding plan needs to hold states like Illinois more accountable for maintenance, something that hasn’t happened in the past, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. … CEI …

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Understand Innovative 'Blockchain' Before Condemning It

Since 2018 began, the prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies had been tumbling, in large part due to real or perceived threats of crackdowns from regulators across the globe. So when the heads of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading …

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Pact's future uncertain as White House champion exits

Myron Ebell spoke to E&E News on the Kigali Amendment:  The Kigali Amendment, which has split parts of the Trump administration, is likely to languish now that it lacks a champion in the White House, said George David Banks, the former climate and international energy …

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