CEI Weekly: Wisconsin Republicans Vote to End Collective Bargaining

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CEI Weekly
March 11, 2011

>>Featured Story

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans voted to pass Governor Scott Walker’s emergency budget bill, which restricts the collective bargaining rights of state workers. CEI’s Iain Murray and Vincent Vernuccio previously defended Walker’s bill in The Washington Times; and this week, Vincent Vernuccio coauthored an American Spectator op-ed  with Research Associate Trey Kovacs titled, “The Truth About Wisconsin.”

>>Shaping the Debate

When Energy Efficiency Sullies the Environment
Sam Kazman’s citation in The New York Times

George Hotz v. Sony
Ryan Radia’s appearance on “The Alyona Show”

Yes, Vivian, Defunding NPR Will Reduce the Deficits
John Berlau’s op-ed in The American Spectator

About the New Tone

Ryan Young’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

A Toxic Consensus on Toxic Substances?
Angela Logomasini’s op-ed on Pajamas Media

Climate Fraud
Chris Horner’s citation in The Pittsburgh Tribune

>>Best of the Blogs

Pressure Mounts for Three Free Trade Agreements to Be Submitted
By Fran Smith

Obama Administration Tries to Rip-off Retirees in New Mortgage Bailout
By Hans Bader

My Statement on the REINS Act Hearing
By John Berlau

How to Help Small Businesses
By Ryan Young

>> CEI Podcast

March 10, 2011: Keeping Private Data Private

Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia talks about how to prevent data privacy violations in the Internet age. Your data may be safe if it’s stored on your personal hard drive. But if it’s in the cloud, as with Gmail or Dropbox accounts, you can’t count on the Fourth Amendment to protect you against unreasonable search and seizure. Radia suggests some reforms to outdated laws to better reflect today’s technological realities.