CEI Weekly: The Fiscal Union Delusion

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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 FoxNews.com

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.