CEI Weekly: Changing Minds

CEI Weekly: Changing Minds

September 20, 2013

 

from the Competitive Enterprise Institute 

Friday, September 20, 2013 

 

 

 

Featured Story: Changing Minds

 

CEI, like most of the organizations in D.C., is hoping to change people's minds about politics and public policy. But is that really possible?  How often do people change their minds about the isses that matter? In his new Human Events column, CEI President Lawson Bader explores the history of political conversion, both general and personal. Read his column here.

— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —

CEI Podcast

 

September 19, 2013: A Controversial FERC Nominee (Watch here)

 

Ron Binz is President Obama’s choice to head FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. William Yeatman, in a new report, shows why Binz’s disregard for reliable, low-priced electricity, along with several ethical and ideological red flags, make him less than an ideal nominee.

 

Shaping the Debate

 

Private Lobbyists Collecting Public Pensions is Illegal Gift (Link)

Trey Kovacs' column in The Providence Journal

 

Is Uncle Sam Really the Greatest Entrepreneur of All Time? (Link)

Bill Frezza's column in Forbes

 

How Chattanooga Beat Google Fiber By Half a Decade (Link)

Fred Campbell's citation in The Washington Post

 

Conservatives Go All Out Against FERC Nominee (Link)

CEI's citation in Politico

 

Wisconsin Teachers' Union Decertified in Latest Blow to Labor Under Walker Law (Link)

Matt Patterson's op-ed in Fox News

 

Conservative Groups Rally Against Obama's FERC Nominee (Link)

CEI's citation in The Hill

 

ECOtality Fatality (Link)

William Yeatman's citation in The Washington Times

 

Binz Hearing Opens as Nominee to Head FERC Draws Fire (Link)

William Yeatman's citation in Power Magazine

Best of the Blogs

 

Mississippi Should Tell CFPB to "Stop Spying on Me" (Read on OpenMarket)

By John Berlau

 

FERC Nominee Ron Binz Derailed by Truthiness (Read on GlobalWarming)

By Marlo Lewis

 

Executive Branch Review of Federal Regulations--Still Highly Incomplete (Read on OpenMarket)

By Wayne Crews

 

Worker Centers Collecting Federal Funds (Read on WorkplaceChoice)

By Trey Kovacs