The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 08, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. TOBACCO

Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department pursuing a racketeering case against major tobacco companies have dramatically reduced the amount of money they are seeking from the defendants.

From CEI: General Counsel Sam Kazman on the previous setback the government’s racketeering suit faced.

 

2. HEALTH & SAFETY

McDonald’s is launching a new advertising campaign emphasizing physical fitness and the importance of a balanced diet. 

From CEI: Watch the trailer for filmmaker Soso Whaley’s new film on obesity, personal responsibility and the fast food industry, “Me & Mickey D.”

 

3. GLOBAL WARMING

National Public Radio examines the discussions this week between Tony Blair and George Bush over global warming.

From CEI: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on the challenges that Tony Blair faces as he prepares to host the upcoming G8 Summit and assume the Presidency of the EU.