CEI Introduces Warren Brookes Fellow of 2011-12: Matt Patterson

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CEI Weekly
September 23, 2011

>>Featured Story

Matt Patterson, editor of Capital Research Center’s Labor Watch and author of Union of Hearts: The Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge Story, has been named the new Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow. Read more about the fellowship here. 

>>Shaping the Debate

Present Day Prohibition
Michelle Minton’s article for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

How the U.S.’s Climate of Opinion Changed
Myron Ebell’s op-ed in Standpoint

Breathless: FDA Bans Asthma Medication
Chris Horner’s op-ed on BigGovernment

Shine a Light on Solyndra Dealings
Myron Ebell’s citation in The Orange County Register

Freedom to Move
Marc Scribner’s interview in DC Velocity

Coble Gets Praise from Competitive Enterprise Institute
CEI’s citation in The Salisbury Post

>>Best of the Blogs

Blame Not Big Banks—But Big Box Retailers and Big Government—for Free Checking’s Demise
By John Berlau

FDA Approves Device to Help Doctors Detect Skin Cancer
By Greg Conko

Quantifying Capital Bikeshare’s Supposed Success
By Marc Scribner

How Absurd is Regulating Greenhouse Gases Through the Clean Air Act?
By Marlo Lewis

>> CEI Podcast

September 29, 2011:The End of Free Debit Cards

Every time you use your debit card, the merchant has to pay a fee to the company that issued your card, usually about 1 percent of the purchase price. On October 1, that price will be capped by law to 21 cents. John Berlau, Director of CEI’s Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs, explains the unintended consequences that will hurt consumers, merchants, and banks alike. John has written on interchange fees for The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, The American Spectator, and other outlets.