The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

July 12, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. CIVIL LIBERTIES

The House and Senate Judiciary Committees debate whether or not to reauthorize the expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on how the Patriot Act’s financial disclosure rules turn us into citizen snoops.

 

2. LABOR

A senior union official advises fellow labor leaders not to restrict their political support solely to Democratic party candidates.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Editorial Director Ivan G. Osorio on the losing alliance of big labor and the Democratic Party in the 2004 elections.

 

3. REGULATION

Ireland creates a new commission dedicated to cutting red tape and examining the costs of new government regulations.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews, Jr. on the higher-than-ever costs of federal regulation in the United States.

 

4. TELECOM

The European Union is considering new regulations for television content delivered over the Internet.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on how Congress is trying to give Internet video providers in the U.S. some regulatory breathing room.