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September 23, 2011
On Wednesday, CEI hosted an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill for the Congressmen who have earned 100% Pro-Worker scores on the WorkplaceChoice Congressional Labor Scorecard. Learn more about the event—and read press releases from Reps. Michelle Bachmann and Jeff Landry about receiving the awards—here.
>>Shaping the Debate
Principal-Agent Problem Meets the Public Sector
Fred Smith & Jacqueline Otto’s op-ed in The Freeman
Obama the Greek
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The American Spectator
Google and the Antitrust Case Against Antitrust
Wayne Crews’ column in Forbes
Testimony on Western Area Power Administration
William Yeatman’s testimony before House Water and Power Subcommittee
Liberate the Jobs
John Berlau’s post in a National Review symposium
In Wake of Quake, California Would Benefit Most From “Affordability Act”
Michelle Minton’s citation in The Washington Times
>>Best of the Blogs
Not Easy to Disentangle the Legal and Value Aspects of Marriage—But it is Important!
By Fred Smith
Tax-and-Spend is not a “Jobs” Plan
By Matthew Melchiorre
Obama Wants a GM Bailout Tax on Banks and Customers
By John Berlau
Blame China for Solyndra’s Downfall?
By Marlo Lewis
>> CEI Podcast
E-Verify is a program that checks the immigration status of new hires. The House is expected to vote on legislation that would make E-Verify mandatory nationwide. Policy Analyst Alex Nowrasteh thinks E-Verify should be scrapped altogether. Not only does it make it more expensive for companies to hire people, it misses over half of the undocumented immigrants it is supposed to identify.