Fred Weekly, Free-Market Fundamentalism, and the REINS Act

Fred Weekly, Free-Market Fundamentalism, and the REINS Act

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December 06, 2011

 

Fred Weekly

In the latest episode of CEI President Fred Smith's weekly vodcast, Smith explains why market institutions are better than political institutions at rewarding people for their value.

Watch here.

 

Free-Market Fundamentalism

Andy Stern's December 1 Wall Street Journal op-ed blames "free-market fundamentalism" for America's economic woes.

Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young responds in a letter to the editor.

"If America is indeed a free-market fundamentalist nation, it sure has a funny way of showing it. Federal, state, and local governments combine to spend roughly 40 percent of GDP. Washington indirectly spends another 12 percent of GDP by forcing businesses and consumers to comply with $1.75 trillion worth of federal regulations."

 

REINS Act

The House is expected to vote tomorrow on the REINS Act, which would force Congress to review major rules passed by federal agencies.

Read CEI's press release on tomorrow's vote here.