The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

October 05, 2005

Issues in the News

1. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

Investors Business Daily quotes Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the prospects of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers.

 

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on the lack of substance in judicial confirmation hearings.

 

2. TECHNOLOGY

SpaceShipOne, the first privately developed vehicle to reach space, joins the collection of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: General Counsel Sam Kazman on how the success of SpaceShipOne points the way toward privately-funded innovation in other industries.

 

3. TRANSPORTATION

Federal officials approve $47 million in emergency funding for urban transit upgrades to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on why widespread car ownership, not mass transit, is most valuable in emergency situations.

 

 

4. E-COMMERCE

Recording artists aid frustrated music fans by publicizing strategies for disabling copyright protection technology on new CDs.   

 

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Adjunct Analyst James Plummer on why markets, not mandates, are the best way to protect copyrights.