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February 18, 2011
On February 15th, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the value of government subsidies and mandates for fostering “green” industries. CEI Senior Fellow Chris Horner submitted written testimony for the record. Horner argued that Congress should be wary of bankrolling green jobs, since politically-attractive industries today may soon be rendered obsolete by the inventions of tomorrow. Read Horner’s full testimony here.
>>Shaping the Debate
TSA Union Power Grab
Iain Murray and Dennis Grabowski’s op-ed in The Washington Times
Memo to Col. West: Beware of Glass-Steagall
John Berlau’s post in The National Review Online
Deceptive Obama Budget Still Bloated
Iain Murray’s citation in The Orange County Register
Gingrich’s Energy Polices Rile Conservative Critics
Myron Ebell’s citation in The New York Times Blogs
Alcohol Industry Balks at Counting Calories
Michelle Minton’s citation in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
>>Best of the Blogs
Mubarak’s Exit Lifts U.S. Stocks
By Kat Ciano
Florida Governor Rick Scott Wisely Rejects High-Speed Rail
By Marc Scribner
>> CEI Podcast
Brian McGraw, a Policy Analyst for CEI’s Center for Energy & Environment, talks about the coming incandescent light bulb ban, who it benefits (bulb manufacturers), and who it hurts (consumers who no longer have a choice). Brian also touches on the important distinction between pro-business and pro-market thought. Pro-business thinkers would tend to support an incandescent ban, given what it could do for bulb manufacturer’s bottom lines. Pro-market thinkers prefer an open, competitive market process where consumers decide which type of bulb is best, not lobbyists and politicians.