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Will Trump's Tariffs Kill Free Markets?

President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum against allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union are only the latest skirmish in a long-term attack on America’s free-market economy. So now that Trump is also mulling tariffs on foreign automobiles, renegotiating NAFTA and raising trade …

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What the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Decision Means for U.S. Regulation

President Donald Trump’s moves to streamline federal regulation and unleash infrastructure have in some ways been unprecedented. But some developments could undermine or swamp the progress made on economic liberalization. There is the Republicans’ stratospheric spending bill; there are trade restrictions such as those on steel and aluminum and tariffs on …

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CEI Comments on The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s RIF Regarding Rulemaking Processes

View Full Document as PDF Introduction On behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), we are pleased to provide the following comments on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (bureau or BCFP) Request for Information (RFI) regarding rulemaking processes. Founded in 1984, the Competitive Enterprise …

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CEI Leads Coalition Urging Support for the STATES Act

View Full Document as PDF The Honorable Mitch McConnell   Majority Leader United States Senate 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510                                      The Honorable Chuck Grassley Chairman United States Senate, Judiciary Committee 135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chuck …

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Regulatory Memorial Madness: Every 3 Hours, a New Rule

The Washington Times cited the Competitive Enterprise Institute on the tremendous amounts of rules and regulations unleashed by Congress and federal agencies. Congress and the federal agencies may give the impression of being a do-nothing entity, but the numbers don’t lie, and what the numbers …

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It’s Been One Year Since Trump Promised To Leave The Paris Climate Accord

The Daily Caller cited Myron Ebell on the paradigm shift that has occurred with federal acceptance of affordable energy since the advent of the Trump administration.      Trump’s decision “stopped the war on affordable energy,” former Trump transition team leader Myron Ebell said.  Ebell, the director …

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Reported Federal Funding For Climate Change Programs Is Incomplete, Says Watchdog

USA Today cited Myron Ebell on the financial benefits that will come because of deregulation by the Trump administration of Obama-era regulations and the benefits of transparency following the GAO recommendation that OMB ought to provide more information for climate change programs.        A champion of …

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Trump Keeps His Promise, Dying Patients Get a Second Chance At Life

The Washington Examiner cited the Competitive Enterprise Institute on the direct toll to human life that regulations impose as a result of ever-increasing FDA clinical demands creating a bottle-neck process in the pharmaceutical market.     Under the current model, even before the most promising drugs are …

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Louder Applause + Less Regulation = Greater Entrepreneurship

Unleashing entrepreneurship is a global imperative, evidenced by worldwide governmental passion for classifying and measuring entrepreneurship, such as the World Bank’s Doing Businessreport series, and by a mounting consensus that excessive entry regulation and other impediments dampen entrepreneurial innovation. Alvaro Vargas Llosa’s Lessons from the Poor:Triumph of …

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Trump’s Orders Show Unwavering Attack on Federal Unions, Employees

The Washington Post cited Ian Murray on the sweeping reform occurring throughout the federal government since the Trump administration instituted new procedures through which federal management can now remove underperformers on behalf of their efforts and conduct.      Trump’s order on “Streamlining Removal Procedures” is in …

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