Competitive Enterprise Institute

Heightened Debate in US as EU Privacy Rules Take Effect

DailyMail cited Ryan Radia on the market conditions generated by GDPR likely favoring large business to the dismay of start-ups and small firms. Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute said that although GDPR was aimed at Big Tech, it is likely to strengthen the …

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Trump Executive Orders on Civil Service Reform Are a Huge Win for Taxpayers, Workplace Equity

On news today that President Trump signed three executive orders aimed at making federal workers more accountable and better-performing, Competitive Enterprise Institute experts praised the reforms – especially the one trimming a taxpayer giveaway to labor unions. “Today’s announcement shows a move toward accountability for …

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CEI on Potential Auto Tariff: "Trump Tax" Is Deeply Troubling

This week, the Trump administration launched a probe to consider imposing tariffs on imported automobiles. CEI Senior Fellow Marc Scribner warned such a “Trump tax” would be bad for consumers and trade.  “The recent announcement from President Trump and Commerce Secretary Ross regarding the investigation into automobile and …

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Testimony of Trey Kovacs: Union Time on the People's Dime A Closer Look at Official Time

View Full Document in PDF Chairman Meadows, Ranking Member Connolly, and members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for holding this hearing and providing me the opportunity to discuss the issue of official time in the federal workforce. My name is William “Trey” Kovacs III, and …

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Republicans Giving the Boot to Obama's Onerous Regulations

The Washington Times cited the Clyde Wayne Crews on the overextension of government regulation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s findings of the extreme cost of federal regulations to the American economy. To provide some context, in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final year in office, his administration …

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EPA IRIS Program Is Hardly The “Gold Standard”

Don’t be fooled by those who say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) sets the gold standard for chemical risk assessments. In addition to a long history of sloppy research, lack of transparency, and low productivity, IRIS suffers from a more fundamental flaw that recent reform efforts …

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Trump, the Six Billion Dollar Man*

The Wall Street Journal cited CEI’s Clyde Wayne Crews regarding the Trump administration’s regulatory reform efforts.   History shows that when a new President arrives in Washington, many elements of his campaign agenda do not survive the first 100 days in office. Others are jettisoned over …

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CEI Report: Europe's General Data Protection Regulation Costs Everyone, Provides Little

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a new set of privacy rules aimed at giving EU residents more control over their data, will go into effect this Friday, May 25. This regulation will have far-reaching effects, both online and offline, and affect companies around …

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Congress Just Voted to Repeal a Few Bits of Dodd-Frank

Reason cited John Berlau on the boon to small banks in being able to provide financial relief to Americans that is occuring with deregulation of Obama-era financial regulations which pressured small banks by regulating them at the same standard as larger banks.  Congress voted Tuesday …

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Government Report Breaks Down Taxpayer Funded Union Hours

InsideSources cited Trey Kovacs on the irony and need for getting rid of “official time” where union officials are paid with tax-payer dollars while conducting union business but do no work for the public agency from which they’re paid. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) …

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