CEI Today: Anti-chemical risk, Civil Rights Act, and the Copyright Act
THE ANTI-CHEMICAL RISK - ANGELA LOGOMASINI
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the book credited with launching the modern environmentalist movement. Carson famously warned man-made chemicals, particularly pesticides, were a significant threat to human health.
In a new study published today, Angela Logomasini, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, argues history has proven Rachel Carson wrong. Agrochemicals have not caused the “sinister” ills Carson predicted. In fact, it is her anti-chemical legacy that now poses a global risk both to food supply and the environment.
QUOTAS, SPEECH CODES, AND LOW STANDARDS - HANS BADER
The Title VI expansion amendment provision to the 2013 Defense Authorization could potentially do great harm to schools, colleges, and students, while enriching trial lawyers.
Hans Bader explains why on Openmarket.org.
COPYRIGHT ACT - RYAN RADIA
A panel of free marketeers with diverse views on copyright will explore the debate among conservatives and libertarians about the purpose of copyright, how it interacts with other rights, and a range of other questions. How is copyright like real property, and how do they differ? Will technological change force copyright to change, too? We will address these questions and discuss areas of consensus and disagreement regarding how and whether the Copyright Act should be amended to address challenges involving orphan works, fair use, piracy, intermediary liability, free speech and rogue foreign websites — among others.