Competitive Enterprise Institute

Autos, Engine Bans, and the New Socialism

National Review talks to Myron Ebell about the possible threat of an electric vehicle mandate. “This idea that the government knows better what vehicles buyers should have is really a threat to people’s freedom,” says Myron Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment …

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Judge, Reform-Minded Lawyer Crush Latest Class Action Excesses

Newsmax profiles Ted Frank’s work at CEI’s Center for Class Action Fairness. As outrageous as that is, these types of ridiculous settlements often get approved by the court. That’s starting to change, though. Thankfully, in recent years, common sense has started to creep back into the resolution …

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NLRB Upends Joint Employer Labor Standard (Again!): CEI Statement

Abruptly, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today vacated its most recent ruling on joint employer liability, the standard that determines when two employers are considered jointly liable for employment-related policies. Competitive Enterprise Institute labor policy expert Trey Kovacs said this latest action underscores why it’s …

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After the Supreme Court Rules On Forced Union Dues

Inside Sources talks to Trey Kovacs about the Janus v. AFSCME forced union dues case before the Supreme Court: The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has closely followed the case as it has advanced towards the highest court. The free-market think tank has filed legal briefs and issued …

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Comments of Marlo Lewis on a Potential Clean Power Plan Replacement Rule

View Full Document as PDF Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) [1] to solicit information on how (or whether) to replace certain aspects of the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP),[2] which …

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Trump Signs Legislation to Repeal Obama-Era Arbitration Rule

The Washington Times quoted Iain Murray on the need for Congress to disapprove of the CFPB’s egregious rule against small dollar loans.  President Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon repealing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mandatory arbitration rule that encouraged class-action lawsuits against banks and credit card companies. Mr. …

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Protecting Consumers from Fraud and Abuse

Following Richard Cordray’s resignation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the smart money is betting that President Trump will appoint Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting director until a permanent replacement can be found. This would be a good move, as …

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Judge Rules in Favor of Trump in Battle Over CFPB Leadership

The Washington Times quoted Sam Kazman on the blocking of Leandra English in taking control of the CFPB as acting director. A federal court rejected efforts by anti-Trump forces to take acting control of the 1,600-employee Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, giving the Trump administration a high-profile victory …

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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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