CEI Weekly: A Ten-Point Plan to Create Jobs

CEI Weekly is a compilation of articles and blog posts from CEI’s fellows and associates sent out via e-mail every Friday. Also included in the weekly newsletter is a brief description of CEI’s weekly podcast and a feature on a major CEI breakthrough made during the week. To sign up for CEI Weekly, go to http://cei.org/newsletters.

CEI Weekly
September 9, 2011

>>Featured Story

President Obama delivered his much-anticipated jobs speech on Thursday. Once again, the President vowed to spend taxpayer dollars creating American jobs; and once again, the American people were unimpressed. In response to Obama’s speech, CEI policy analysts compiled an alternative solution to the nation’s unemployment crisis. CEI’s Ten-Point Plan to Create Jobs proposes several clear deregulatory steps the federal government can take to allow the growth of emerging markets, cut industry costs, and encourage American businesses to expand their workforces. Read the complete job creation plan here. 

>>Shaping the Debate

Green Crony Capitalism
Chris Horner’s interview on Fox Business

Stimulating Demand Misses the Point
Wayne Crews’ op-ed in Forbes Magazine

Jobs Speech Won’t Do the Job
Wayne Crews’ op-ed in The Washington Times

Budget Reforms to Save Money Into the Future
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Obama’s Jobs Agenda: An Infrastructure Bank That Robs You

Wayne Crews’ column in Forbes

Is Apollo’s Past Spoiling Our Future in Outer Space?
Rand Simberg’s feature on MSNBC.com

A Bad Year for Big Labor
CEI’s citation in The New York Post

>>Best of the Blogs

Union vs. Union Fight
By Ivan Osorio

Fannie-Freddie’s Hypocritical Suit Against Banks Making Loans That GSEs Helped Create
By John Berlau

Solyndra Collapse: Long Time Coming
By William Yeatman

Dear Labor, Don’t Fear the Robot
By Michelle Minton

>> CEI Podcast

September 8, 2011: The Infrastructure Bank

In a speech tonight, President Obama is expected to announce the creation of a government infrastucture bank as part of his plan to reduce unemployment. Vice President for  Policy Wayne Crews explains why it won’t work as planned, and offers an alternative idea: liberalization.