The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News


The White House is backing a bill that would allow for offshore fish farms in U.S. coastal waters.

From CEI: Center for Private Conservation Director Michael De Alessi on how property rights can help save declining fishing stocks.



Debate over renewable fuels and climate change continues in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

From CEI: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on how some corporations are trying to influence the energy bill to fill their coffers at the public’s expense.



A recent poll cites support for a government response to cybersecurity and online privacy threats.

From CEI: Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews on why evolving private developments in insurance, software liability and information security are a better solution to cybersecurity concerns.



Attorneys in California are demanding snack food manufacturers add a health warning to packages of potato chips alerting consumers to the presence of the chemical acrylamide.

From CEI: Adjunct Analyst Steven Milloy on why the acrylamide panic is yet another bogus health scare.