The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

July 29, 2005

Issues in the News

1. TELECOM

Congress prepares to consider a sweeping reform of telecommunications law.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on the case for limiting the regulatory authority of the Federal Communications Commission.

 

2. GLOBAL WARMING

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton questions the conclusions of a frequently cited climate study.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on the contentious debate over Rep. Barton’s challenge.

 

3. HEALTH & SAFETY

Medicare turns 40 this week.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. on the impact of spiraling Medicare costs.

 

4. ENVIRONMENT

A new study finds global fish stocks declining due to over-fishing.  

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Center for Private Conservation Director Michael De Alessi on how private property rights can help solve the problem of dwindling fish populations.

 

5. HEALTH & SAFETY

The Food and Drug Administration moves one step closer to allowing silicone breast implants back on the market.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on the unscientific scare stories behind the original implant ban.