February 21, 2018 10:32 AM
CEI’s petition in Gaos v. Google may give the Supreme Court the opportunity to revisit cy pres recovery to unrelated parties.
February 20, 2018 4:10 PM
Applying the precautionary principle to the regulation of self-driving cars could mean more highway fatalities, by delaying the introduction of new, lifesaving technologies.
February 20, 2018 8:36 AM
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the issue of whether state and local government employees can be forced to pay union dues in exchange for a job. The case is Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, and the outcome will have a huge impact on public workers’ rights to free speech and association.
CEI released a video explaining how government unions impact workers. No worker should be forced to financially support a union to speak and bargain on their behalf with the government. All hard-working men and women should be able to determine how to spend their earnings, not forced to pay a union they may not want to join. Learn more about Janus v. AFSCME here.
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.