January 22, 2018 3:26 PM
Blockchain is a software architecture that seems very likely to unleash profound global forces if it crosses over into the mainstream.
December 28, 2017 8:05 AM
After thirty years of mostly disappointments and defeats, 2017 has been a banner year for advancing free market policies across the board on energy, climate, and environmental issues. We at CEI are proud to have played an important role in promoting many of these decisions...
December 18, 2017 3:58 PM
It’s that special time of year when people think of family, friends, faith—and tax avoidance. Donations made to qualified charitable organizations during calendar year 2017 entitle you to a deduction against your income tax if you itemize in your 2017 tax filing. You can donate to CEI by going to the “Donate” link on CEI’s homepage.
The IRS has...
December 1, 2017 11:38 AM
If news reports are accurate, the review of National Monument designations submitted by Interior Secretary Zinke does not begin to fulfill...
November 30, 2017 2:05 PM
Yesterday, a U.S. District Court in San Francisco ordered Bitcoin service provider Coinbase to comply with a dramatically scaled-back Internal Revenue Service summons for user information. CEI participated in the case by filing an amicus brief urging the court to recognize the property-based...
November 22, 2017 3:32 PM
Thanksgiving is a welcome time to gather with our families and reflect on the blessings in each of our lives. The history behind the holiday, however, can also teach us lessons about how we can and should live together with our fellow Americans.
John Stossel, is a new video for Reason TV, looks back to the practice of communal property that defined the earliest days of the Plymouth colony and offers us an important reminder about the economic concept of the “tragedy of the commons.” In short, when everyone has an equal share of...
November 8, 2017 8:00 AM
Today CEI is releasing my new study, “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Still Endanger the U.S. Economy.” In it, I discuss two issues that, on first appearance, seem to be in conflict, but in reality, can both be resolved according to free market principles.
September 27, 2017 9:56 AM
Fat cat class-action attorneys and their apologists are getting desperate. The Senate is poised this week to follow the House in blocking a new regulation that would effectively force consumers into class action lawsuits. As anyone who has received a miniscule check or near-worthless coupon in the mail as an unwitting part of a class action settlement knows, consumers aren’t usually the winners in a class...
August 29, 2017 3:43 PM
This blog post is adapted from a speech delivered to the Foreign Service Institute at the United States Department of State on August 29, 2017.
Over the past few decades, the world has seen one of the most incredible reductions of poverty ever recorded. Hundreds of millions of people who previously lived in dire poverty have emerged to grow into a powerful global middle class.
This unprecedented rise is one of the most exciting developments in human history, yet it comes as no coincidence. It has overwhelmingly been the result of a shift to a more free and open global market economy—a shift to embrace greater economic freedom. Understanding just what economic freedom entails for developing nations is therefore one of the most important tasks of the 21st century.
What is Economic Freedom?
Economic freedom enshrines...
August 24, 2017 7:45 AM
CEI President Kent Lassman recently wrote to supporters with an update on CEI's policy work and media coverage. The post below is adapted from that letter. An earlier post covered recent news events around Washington, D.C.