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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Daily Update

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News

 

1. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

The Associated Press profiles Colorado State Treasurer Mark Hillman and his opposition to the unconstitutional tobacco cartel created by the state attorneys general.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Communications Christine Hall on why the multi-state tobacco deal belongs in the ashtray of history.

 

2. E-COMMERCE

The Michigan state legislature attempts to limit competition in real estate by forcing new requirements on low-cost, online brokers.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on similar anti-competitive laws in New York.

 

3. CONSUMER INTEREST

Congress considers hearings on gas prices to investigate allegations of “price gouging” in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on why there is no such thing as price gouging.