The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

May 23, 2005

Issues in the News

1. ECONOMIC LIBERTY

The union campaign against Wal-Mart expands in the Washington, D.C. area.

From the CEI archives: Adjunct Analyst Don Boudreaux answers many of the critics’ anti-Wal-Mart claims.

2. ENERGY

Subsidized fuel additive ethanol is again a source of debate among energy policy experts and members of Congress.

From the CEI archives: Journalism Fellow Neil Hrab on the strange political bedfellows supporting ethanol mandates and Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy Myron Ebell on the comparison between expanding ethanol use and opening up new sources of domestic oil production.

3. OBESITY & PUBLIC HEALTH

The Connecticut state legislature is considering a ban on soda and high-calorie snacks in public schools.

From the CEI archives: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy debunks the “obesity hysteria” being promoted by the public health establishment and Senior Fellow Iain Murray takes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to task for sloppy science.

4. ANTITRUST

The European Union has given Microsoft until June 1 to submit a proposal for settling the antitrust case brought by EU regulators.

From the CEI archives: Director of Technology Studies Clyde Wayne Crews analyzes the problems with EU antitrust law.