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CEI Weekly: Measuring Happiness

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CEI Weekly: Measuring Happiness

 

from the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Friday, August 30, 2013

Featured Story: Measuring Happiness

 

Politicians and bureaucrats are fond of citing "Happiness" indeces when making public policy decisions. A happiness index purports to be a real measure of people's well-being--but is it? A new CEI study by Vice President Iain Murray and Research Associate Blake Taylor takes a closer look at the surveys used to "measure" happiness and finds that both the questions and conclusions are largely arbitrary. Read more here.

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CEI Podcast

 

August 29, 2013: Consequences of Net Neutrality (Listen here)

 

In 2010, the FCC issued regulations to implement net neutrality. The resulting legal challenge is about to hit the D.C. Circuit Court. Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews explains why net neutrality policies would hamper innovation and reduce competition in high-tech infrastructure.

Shaping the Debate

 

The EPA Doesn't Have to Tell Anyone Anything, Or Does It? (Link)

Lawson Bader's column in Human Events

 

Don't Let Entrepreneurs Become a Casualty of the Immigration Impasse (Link)

Iain Murray's op-ed in Huffington Post

 

D.C. Abuzz About Energy Drinks (Link)

Michelle Minton's op-ed in The Hill

 

Feds Should Stay Out of the CBS Blackout (Link)

Ryan Radia's op-ed on RealClearPolicy

 

Flawed Durbin Ruling Boosts Fed's Odds (Link)

John Berlau's op-ed in Credit Union Times

 

DOJ Suit Against Airline Merger Further Alienates Unions (Link)

Marc Scribner's citation in Fox News

 

​The Happiness Lobby (Link)

Iain Murray & Blake Taylor's citation in The Washington Times

 

Best of the Blogs

 

Historians Should Learn the Economic Way of Thinking (Read on OpenMarket)

By Iain Murray

 

Fuel Switching Plan Threatens Ratepayers in Oklahoma (Read on GlobalWarming)

By William Yeatman

 

Playing Politics with Public Pensions (Read on OpenMarket)

By Ivan Osorio

 

By Opposing Airline Merger, Obama Risks Wrath of Powerful Unions (Read on WorkplaceChoice)

By Marc Scribner

 

                      

 

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