The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

August 15, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

Democrats and Republicans alike eye the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the Supreme Court.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: The Associated Press quotes Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the Roberts nomination.

 

2. FINANCE

Small businesses hope that incoming Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Chris Cox will ease some of the burdens of the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting law.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on expensive and unnecessary complications of Sarbanes-Oxley.

 

3. INTERNET

News.com suggests that email filtering software, rather than expensive lawsuits, are the best way to fight spammers.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews, Jr. on why software solutions are superior to new laws and further lawsuits.

 

4. HEALTH & SAFETY

A new study suggests that a drug called roflumilast, currently available in Europe, may be an effective treatment for progressive lung disease.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Dr. Henry I. Miller on how the Food and Drug Administration is often overly cautious in approving new drugs and treatments.  

 

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