The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

August 17, 2005

Issues in the News

1. AGRICULTURE

A severe drought hits corn growers in the Midwest.

CEI Experts Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Dr. Henry I. Miller and Director of Food Safety Policy Gregory Conko on how new biotech crops could improve yields even in severe growing conditions.

 

2. TRANSPORTATION

The head of the Transportation Safety Administration calls for a system-wide review of security screening procedures at U.S. airports.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. argues against the proposal to double government fees on airline tickets to offset airport security costs.

 

3. FINANCE

The Washington Times editorializes in favor of Sarbanes-Oxley reform and calls on Securities and Exchange Commissioner Chris Cox to lead the charge.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on the damage the corporate accounting law has done.

 

4. HEALTH & SAFETY

South Carolina is proposing major changes to the administration of its Medicaid programs.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. debates Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on what to do about Medicare and Medicaid costs to state governments from obesity-related health problems.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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