President Trump in Cpac Speech Says Deregulation Is as Important as Tax Cuts and the Paris Climate Treaty Is a DisasterFebruary 23, 2018 3:20 PM
President Donald J. Trump in his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference today spent seven minutes discussing his deregulatory agenda, ending the war on energy, getting out of the Paris climate treaty, the harmful effects of Paris, and the positive effects his policies are having on property owners and workers. Notably, he said that in his opinion getting rid of job-killing regulations had just as big an impact on the economy as the tax cuts. The president spoke for more than an hour, and one of the longest interruptions for applause was when he said Paris would have been a disaster.
Several videos of the entire speech are available on the Internet. Here is one on YouTube. The ...
February 23, 2018 11:30 AM
CEI has done its share on the topic for more than 10 years. Tune in to FreedomWorks live streams on February 26 to hear CEI’s Ryan Radia and other scholars and experts explain why burdening the Internet with heavy-handed federal regulations stifles innovation and deters investment, and most certainly does not make the Internet more free.
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.