CEI Weekly: Ethanol Tax Credit Set to Expire

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CEI Weekly
October 22, 2010

>>Featured Story
The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit will expire at the end of the year–unless Congress decides to renew it. This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged congressmen to extend the credit. In response, Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis spearheaded a coalition letter signed by several free market groups asking Congress to allow the ethanol tax credit to expire. Also this week, Research Associate Brian McGraw published an op-ed in The Detroit News entitled “Biofuel or Bust: Ethanol Subsidies Should Be Dropped.”

>>Shaping the Debate
Perspective on the Foreclosure Scandal
Fred Smith’s blog post in The National Journal

New Energy Standards
Ben Lieberman’s interview on Fox News

Would you Like a Union With That, Comrade?
Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in The American Spectator

Reforming Michigan’s Auto Insurance Industry
CEI‘s commissioned study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Mobile Phone Bill Shock: FCC, Carriers Face Off
Ryan Radia‘s citation in PC World

Ray LaHood: The Man with the Money
Marc Scribner’s citation in The Wall Street Journal Blogs

>>Best of the Blogs

Poker and Private Property in South Carolina
Michelle Minton

Malthusian Indoctrination of Your Children Funded With Taxpayer Dollars
By Lee Doren

A Surge Toward a New “Scientific-Technological Elite”?
By Fran Smith

EPA Ozone Standard Would Destroy 7.3 Million Jobs, Study Estimates
By Marlo Lewis

>>CEI Podcast: October 21, 2010: Relic of Prohibition

CEI Director of Insurance Studies Michelle Minton analyzes proposals to privatize Virginia’s liquor stores. Virginia is one of 18 states where the government holds a legal monopoly on the sale of spirits.

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