February 15, 2018 11:33 AM
The Free to Fly Act would eliminate a generations-old anticompetitive federal law governing domestic airline ownership.
February 13, 2018 11:07 AM
CEI experts react to provisions in President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal released on February 12, 2018.
February 12, 2018 3:22 PM
This morning, the White House released its long-anticipated, 53-page infrastructure proposal. It is an expansion of the leaked six-page summary that I commented on in late January. The proposal has some elements that will appeal to free market fiscal conservatives. Others, not so much.
Fourth National Climate Assessment: Pat Michaels Calls for "Reset" of U.S. Global Change Research ProgramFebruary 9, 2018 5:25 PM
The comment period for the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment closed on January 31, 2018. Cato Institute scientist Patrick Michaels identifies two methodological flaws that permeate the entire work, rendering the Fourth Assessment biased, misleading, and unscientific.
February 9, 2018 4:26 PM
Classyfying sharing economy workers as employees, rather than independent contractors, would undercut why many individuals find sharing economy work appealing. Sharing economy workers can choose how much and when they work. A district court ruled this week against classifying sharing economy workers are employees, thereby hopefully paving the way toward allowing flexible work arrangements to flourish.
February 9, 2018 1:47 PM
Recent comments by SEC Chairman Jay Claytonmay signal an increasingly heavy-handed regulatory approach toward cryptocurrencies. Such an approach could curb innovation and prove counterproductive in fighting fraud. Instead, cryptocurrency rules should give consumers recourse against bad actors while preserving the important principle of “permissionless innovation.”
February 9, 2018 9:11 AM
Combined with the current political atmosphere, the #MeToo movement has the potential to change congressional makeup and make the legislative body more representative.
CEI Asks State Department to Turn Over Records of Contacts with Paris Climate Treaty's Media CheerleadersFebruary 8, 2018 3:40 PM
The Obama State Department pushed the line, via media contacts it called "validators," that the Paris Climate Agreement was not a treaty and didn’t need to be ratified the Senate. CEI has requested information on these “validators” through the Freedom of Information Act.
February 8, 2018 2:09 PM
Calls for regulatory action against big tech firms, including Amazon and Google parent company Alphabet, have intensified after they reported record profits. The case against these companies, however, is on shaky ground.
February 8, 2018 11:28 AM
Since the Federal Communications Commission voted to roll back federal net neutrality regulations, many states have opposed the measure with executive orders, lawsuits, and legislation. All this despite the regulations being fundamentally bad policy, the Internet industry being inherently interstate commerce, and the FCC’s recent order preempting states from passing their own rules mandating net neutrality.