The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

July 25, 2005

Issues in the News

1. TRADE

Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby makes the case for passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which is expected to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Frances B. Smith on the behind-the-scenes negotiating over CAFTA approval.

 

2. E-COMMERCE

Michigan lawmakers and consumers debate the attempt to ban Internet sales of wine from out-of-state retailers.  

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on the recent Supreme Court decision striking down Michigan’s previous ban.

 

3. LABOR & UNIONS

The AFL-CIO faces a boycott from some of its largest member unions.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Editorial Director Ivan Osorio on the losing political strategy of organized labor.

 

4. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald documents the growing trend of companies hiring staff dedicated to creating a reputation for “corporate social responsibility.”

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Steven Milloy presents a study by economist Arthur Laffer on the performance of companies named as exponents of CSR.