The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update
Issues in the News
1. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
The House Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs examines government red tape via hearings on the Paperwork Reduction Act.
From CEI: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. testified before the Government Reform Committee on the Paperwork Reduction Act in 2003.
OPEC has announced an increase in production quotas to combat high oil prices.
From CEI: Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy Myron Ebell on why the time is right for opening part of the Alaskan Arctic to oil exploration.
3. HEALTH & SAFETY
Canadian and American agriculture officials have agreed not to let the process of screening for BSE (“Mad Cow Disease”) throw up new barriers to trade in beef from either country.
From CEI: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on the science behind BSE and the difference between experiences in Europe and North America.
The federally-chartered Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is taking over the pension liabilities from bankrupt U.S. carrier United Airlines.
From CEI: Editorial Director Ivan Osorio on why the PBGC should be abolished.