CEI Weekly: Lessons from the Ma Bell Era

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CEI Weekly
August 6, 2010

>>[VIDEO] The Open Internet and Lessons from the Ma Bell Era
What will happen to today’s open Internet if government imposes new rules on broadband providers? In this video, Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia explores the history of government regulation of the telecommunications market and the lessons we can learn from it.
View video.

>>Shaping the Debate
Brownback’s Mountain
William Yeatman and Iain Murray’s op-ed on National Review Online

Kagan and the Agency-Exhaustion Doctrine: A Response to Media Matters

John Berlau’s op-ed on National Review Online

Should Internet Gambling Be Legalized?
Michelle Minton’s op-ed in The New York Times’ Room for Debate

Department of Labor Inspector General Nominee: Too Political, Too Controversial
Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed on BigGovernment

You Auto Know Better
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Examiner’s Examiner Opinion Zone

UAE BlackBerry Ban is Latest Clash Over Information Control
Ryan Radia’s citation in Voice of America

>>Best of the Blogs
Give & Take: Fifth Amendment Complicates Net Neutrality
by Carolyn Homer

Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate in Referendum
by Hans Bader

CSR and Oil Companies: The Truth Dawns?
by Iain Murray

>>LibertyWeek Podcast
Episode 104: Battlefield Arizona

Richard Morrison and Marc Scribner welcome special guest John Vaught LaBeaume to episode 104. We tackle Arizona’s immigration prospects, school reform efforts in D.C., the future of offshore drilling, why you have the right to remain French, and the stormy waters of congressional ethics investigations.

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