The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 01, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. ANTITRUST

Microsoft submits its final proposal for complying with the latest order by the European Competition Commissioner.

From CEI: Director of Technology Policy Clyde Wayne Crews on the folly of EU antitrust law.

 

2. CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES

The world looks on as the battle over the European Union Constitution moves from France to the Netherlands.

From CEI: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on the problems with the EU Constitution.

 

3. E-COMMERCE

Some online dating websites are pushing for legislation requiring all sites to notify potential customers whether they have run criminal background checks on other clients.

From CEI: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on why online dating is no more in need of government-written rules than the average newspaper classified section.

 

4. CORPORATE GOVERNENCE

The U.S. Supreme Court overturns the obstruction of justice conviction of accounting firm Arthur Anderson.

From CEI: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on why the ruling is a victory for protection of due process rights.

 

5. GLOBAL WARMING

British Prime Minister Tony Blair will hold talks with President Bush in Washington next week, focusing on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol, among other issues..

From CEI: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on Tony Blair’s post-election headaches.