The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

August 29, 2005

Issues in the News

1. FINANCE

Hurricane Katrina threatens to cost insurers billion of dollars in losses.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Catherine England on the federal role in insurance regulation.

 

2. ENERGY

The Washington Post criticizes the Bush administration for not raising federal fuel economy standards more steeply.

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: General Counsel Sam Kazman on the deadly effects of the rules as they exist now.

 

3. HEALTH & SAFETY

Columnist Jacob Sullum describes the questionable “disease vector” method the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using to study obesity.

 

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy debunks the claims of an obesity “epidemic.”

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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