The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 06, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. GLOBAL WARMING

Former Vice President Al Gore is urging an assembly of mayors to fight global warming.

From CEI: Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis on why state attorneys general in the U.S. have no standing in the making of global warming policy.

 

2. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Corporations–such as United Airlines—that have defaulted on their pension obligations are putting increasing pressure on the government-sponsored Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.  

From CEI: Editorial Director Ivan Osorio on the reasons behind the continuing financial woes of the airlines industry.

 

3. ENERGY

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets aside a proposed new regulation on low-level radioactive waste.

From CEI: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. debates nuclear waste disposal on CNN with celebrity activist David Crosby.

 

4. TRADE

The Washington Post chastises the opponents of free trade with Central America.

From CEI: Adjunct Scholar Frances B. Smith on why the Central American Free Trade Agreement is an imperfect, though welcome, step forward.