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CEI Weekly: The Fiscal Union Delusion

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 CEI Weekly October 28, 2011 >>Featured Story In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal Europe this week, CEI President Fred Smith and Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray urge the European Union not to standardize tax and fiscal policy across nations. Read the full piece here. >> Shaping the Debate What About Fannie Mae Millionaires? John Berlau's op-ed in National Review EPA's Shocking New Mexico Power Grab William Yeatman's CEI study Flat Tax This: Regulations Are the Boot on Hiring's Neck Wayne Crews' column in Forbes Seeing Double Regulation Michelle Minton's op-ed in The Washington Times Preliminary Thoughts on Stop Online Privacy Act Ryan Radia's post on Technology Liberation Front Let States Legalize Online Gambling to Stimulate the Economy Michelle Minton's post on The Hill's Congress Blog GOP Jobs Plan: Rein in 'Rogue' NLRB Vincent Vernuccio and Trey Kovacs' op-ed in The Daily Caller New Tax on Jack Daniel's Could Come Back to Haunt Company Town Michelle Minton's op-ed on The Stimulus Delusion Iain Murray's op-ed in The American Spectator >> Best of the Blogs In Memoriam: William Niskanen By Fred Smith Hyper-Active Headlines on BPA By Angela Logomasini The House Considers Legalizing Online Gambling By Dave Bier New York Times Tries to Catch Up With the Energy News of the Day By Myron Ebell >> CEI Podcast October 27, 2011: How Much Do Undocumented Immigrants Cost? A widely cited study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform claims that undocumented immigrants cost taxpayers $113 billion per year. Policy Analyst Alex Nowrasteh, author of the new CEI Web Memo “A FAIR Criticism: A Critique of the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s ‘The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers.’” finds that the study counts costs but ignores benefits, uses shoddy data, and is harmful to the ongoing immigration debate.