CEI Weekly: Remembering Rose Friedman and Robert Novak

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>CEI Weekly
August 21, 2009

>>CEI Remembers Rose Friedman and Robert Novak
>>Fred Smith and Ryan Young write on the contributions of Rose Friedman to human freedom.
>>Fred Smith, Myron Ebell, and Gary Howard write on the distinguished career of Robert Novak.

>>Shaping the Debate
Ryan Radia’s Op-ed in the Washington Examiner
Greg Conko’s Regulatory comments to the FDA on CEI.org
Fred Smith’s Article in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Michelle Minton’s Letter in OpposingViews.com

>>Best of the Blogs
by Hans Bader
“ObamaCare is all about rationing,” says one of Obama’s own advisers, Martin Feldstein. Feldstein… Civil-libertarian and former ACLU board member Nat Hentoff says that after reading Obama’s health-care plan, he was more scared of the Obama Administration than any other Administration he’s lived under.
by Ivan Osorio
The former director of the Las Vegas chapter of the far-left advocacy group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) has agreed to testify against the organization, in exchange for a plea to reduced charges.
by John Berlau
After a long and protracted battle between the U.S. and Swiss government, Swiss bank UBS AG agreed to turn over the names of at least 4,450 U.S. holders of accounts in Switzerland… American civil liberties advocates on either side of the political fence should be alarmed by the U.S. government’s sweeping disregard of privacy interests in its original demands to the Swiss government, and should encourage their home country to never treat privacy and another country’s sovereignty so cavalierly again.
by Hans Bader
Obama has nominated David Michaels, an anti-gun activist, to head the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)… Michaels also has links to wealthy breast implant lawyers, who relied on junk science to drive silicone implants from the market, even though they remained available to consumers in most other Western countries.

>>LibertyWeek podcast
In episode 56, we start with the White House compromising on healthcare, the unintended consequences of the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights and a Pirate (party) invasion of Britain. We continue with a scandalous blast from the past on the New York City waterfront, an appreciation of the life of Les Paul from Ivan Osorio and some fender-bending Olympic News.

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