CEI Weekly: CEI Catches GM’s Misleading Ad

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CEI Weekly
May 6, 2010

>>CEI Calls out GM for Misleading Advertising
This week, CEI filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against General Motors, arguing that GM’s recent ad campaign misleads consumers to believe that the company has repaid its bailout loans in full. In reality, GM only paid back about ten percent of these funds, and it used other government funds to do so. The complaint got major coverage in the USA Today, ABC, Michelle Malkin, the Wall Street Journal Blog, AOL News, Advertising Age, the Drudge Report and Instapundit. Read the press release of the filing at CEI.org. CEI’s Hans Bader, co-author of the complaint, also wrote a blog post on Openmarket.org about the complaint.

>>Shaping the Debate
Wayne Crews’ op-ed in the Washington Times

Search Neutrality? How Google Became a “Neutrality” Target
CEI cited in Ars Technica

Oil’s Hidden Costs Visible, but Will it Matter?
Myron Ebell cited by the Associated Press

Citation in Ron Paul’s Letter to his Constituents
“Dear Colleague:
The 2010 edition of Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State shows how the American people suffer when Congress delegtes it constitutional power to create laws to unelected federal bureaucrats. According to the report, comply[sic] with regulations costs a total of $1.1.87 trillion[sic] in 2009, and consume 8.3 % of gross domestic product.”

>>CEI and Reason Host Author Matt Ridley
On May 20th at 6:00 PM, CEI and Reason will host a reception for author Matt Ridley to commemorate the publication of his new book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. The event will be held at CEI. To sign up visit CEI.org.

>>Best of the Blogs
“Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Say the Stimulus Isn’t Working”
by Hans Bader

ObamaRail: Great for Railfans, Bad for Transportation
by Marc Scribner

>>LibertyWeek Podcast
Episode 91: Musical Chairs
Richard Morrison and Jeremy Lott team up with Marc Scribner, Iain Murray, Alex Nowrasteh and Ryan Radia to bring you a special, multi-guest episode 91. We respond to the President’s anti-anti-government speech, handicap the British elections, examine anger over immigration and chew over the threats to the Google-AdMob deal.

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