CEI Weekly: CEI Releases 2011 Edition of Ten Thousand Commandments

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CEI Weekly
April 22, 2011

>>Featured Story

On Tax Day, CEI released this year’s edition of Ten Thousand Commandments, an annual report by CEI Vice President Wayne Crews. Every year, Crews tallies up the compliance costs of federal regulations and explains how these costs constitute a huge hidden tax imposed on American consumers. In 2011, according to Crews, regulations costs American taxpayers $1.75 trillion. Read the full report here.

>>Shaping the Debate

There is No ‘Regulation Day’ to Remind Us How Much They Cost
Iain Murray’s op-ed in National Review Online

Regulations Are Politicians (and Lobbyists’) Best Friends

Ivan Osorio’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner

How Regulations Add to the Cost of Government
Ivan Osorio’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Protecting Email from Unwarranted Governmental Access
Ryan Radia’s interview on The Laura Ingraham Show (excerpt)

Anti-BPA Packaging Laws Jeopardize Public Health

Angela Logomasini’s CEI OnPoint

The Midnight Ride of Standard and Poor’s
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Lower the Drinking Age for Everyone
Michelle Minton’s op-ed in National Review Online

Obama’s Budget Could Triple Tax Rates
John Berlau’s op-ed in NewsMax

EDITORIAL: Red Tape Recession
Wayne Crews’ citation in The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Sugar Supports Should Be Dissolved

Fran Smith’s citation in The Orange County Register

The Hidden Tax: Report Estimates Regulation Costs Economy $1.75 trillion
Wayne Crews’ citation in The Daily Caller

The Economy Needs a Deregulatory Stimulus
Wayne Crews’ citation in Forbes

Unions to Boeing: We’ll Tell You Where to Build Your Plants
Vincent Vernuccio’s citation on FoxBusiness.com


>>Best of the Blogs

Flood Risk: Not Worse Than Predictably Predicted
By Marlo Lewis

Internet Poker Shut Down in United States
By Brian McGraw

Local Union to City: Hands Off Our Trash
By Trey Kovacs

Peter Diamond’s Nomination to Fed Benefits From Double Standard
by Hans Bader


>> CEI Podcast

April 21, 2011: The Male-Female Pay Gap

Carrie Lukas, Managing Director of the Independent Women’s Forum, argues that the pay gap between men and women isn’t due to discrimination. She also wrote about the issue last week in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.