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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Dispatch

Daily Update

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Dispatch

Issues in the News

1. TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft and the EU Competition Commission have apparently reached an agreement over the Commission’s 2004 ruling against the company.

From CEI: Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews on the distortions and inefficiencies of EU competition policy.

 

2. FINANCE

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer loses his case against a Bank of America securities broker.

From CEI: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on the overzealous prosecution of white collar crime in the Arthur Andersen case.

 

3. TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak’s financial management is faulted by the Government Accountability Office in testimony before a House subcommittee.

From CEI: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on why privatization of passenger rail service is the only solution to Amtrak’s woes.

 

4. HEALTH CARE

Canada's Supreme Court has struck down a Quebec ban on private health insurance.

From CEI: General Counsel Sam Kazman on another Canadian health care controversy – the reimportation of U.S.-made drugs at below market prices.