The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 16, 2005

Issues in the News

1. CIVIL LIBERTIES

The House of Representatives votes to limit some of the powers granted to the FBI under the USA Patriot Act.

From CEI: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on the financial privacy implications of the Patriot Act.

 

2.ENERGY

The Senate votes to retain federal mandates for ethanol use.

From CEI: Former Director of Air Quality Policy Ben Lieberman on why the ethanol mandate is a mistake.

 

3. TECHNOLOGY

The Washington Post editorializes in favor of the government-operated wireless network in Alexandria, Virginia.

From CEI: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on why municipal wi-fi networks can be a poor investment for cities and taxpayers.