CEI Weekly: The Ethanol Tax Credit is Set to Expire

CEI Weekly: The Ethanol Tax Credit is Set to Expire

October 22, 2010

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CEI Weekly
October 22, 2010

>>Featured Story
The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit will expire at the end of the year--unless Congress decides to renew it. This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged congressmen to extend the credit. In response, Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis spearheaded a coalition letter signed by several free market groups asking Congress to allow the ethanol tax credit to expire. Also this week, Research Associate Brian McGraw published an op-ed in The Detroit News entitled "Biofuel or Bust: Ethanol Subsidies Should Be Dropped."


>>Shaping the Debate
Perspective on the Foreclosure Scandal
Fred Smith’s blog post in The National Journal

New Energy Standards
Ben Lieberman’s interview on Fox News

Would you Like a Union With That, Comrade?
Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Reforming Michigan's Auto Insurance Industry
CEI's commissioned study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Mobile Phone Bill Shock: FCC, Carriers Face Off
Ryan Radia's citation in PC World

Ray LaHood: The Man with the Money
Marc Scribner’s citation in The Wall Street Journal Blogs

>>Best of the Blogs

Poker and Private Property in South Carolina
By
Michelle Minton

Malthusian Indoctrination of Your Children Funded With Taxpayer Dollars
By Lee Doren

A Surge Toward a New “Scientific-Technological Elite”?
By Fran Smith

EPA Ozone Standard Would Destroy 7.3 Million Jobs, Study Estimates
By Marlo Lewis

>>CEI Podcast: October 21, 2010: Relic of Prohibition

CEI Director of Insurance Studies Michelle Minton analyzes proposals to privatize Virginia’s liquor stores. Virginia is one of 18 states where the government holds a legal monopoly on the sale of spirits.

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