July 23, 2009Below see CEI President Fred Smith's comments on Jonathan Hillel's piece in the San Jose Mercury News:
Hillel's piece raises the very interesting question of whether the use of copyrighted materials must forever remain out of reach of most people. The vast majority of creative works disappear from public view within a very short time of their release. Few books or records are best sellers, many magazines (especially specialized magazines and journals) go out of existence in a decade or so. Yet, the information and enjoyment value of these works might enrich millions of people in our new e-world. Currently, the length of copyright and the reluctance of any one to devote the resources to bring them back into view mean they've been taken...
July 23, 2009Afraid of Google taking over the world? The Justice Department seems to be. It recently confirmed its antitrust investigation into the Google Book Search Settlement.
July 21, 2009
But State Still In Trouble With Global Warming Law
WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2009 – Top California lawmakers have included a plan for expanding oil drilling off the Southern California coast, as part of a budget compromise aimed at closing the state's $26 billion shortfall. The move drew praise from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
“State Republican legislators, led by Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth, are to be commended for forcing Republican Governor Schwarzenegger and the Democratic majority in the legislature to accept a budget deal that includes no tax increases, significant budget cuts, and new offshore oil and gas production,” said...
July 21, 2009In today's Forbes, CEI Warren Brookes Fellow Silvia Santacruz talks about the lawsuit against Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador. Read it here.
July 17, 2009In today's Financial Times, CEI Senior Fellow Gregory Conko responds to Clive Crook's criticism of employer-sponsored health insurance. Read the original here or see below.
Nationalising healthcare flaws
Published: July 17 2009 03:00 | Last updated: July 17 2009 03:00
From Mr Gregory Conko.
Sir, It is ironic that Clive Crook condemns employer-sponsored health insurance for encouraging over-consumption of medical services while simultaneously touting publicly provided or publicly subsidised universal...
July 16, 2009CEI Senior Fellow, Gregory Conko, talks about the nomination of Surgeon General to be, Regina M. Benjamin. Read the statement here or read it below.
Statement of Gregory Conko, CEI Senior Fellow, on the nomination of Regina M. Benjamin to be Surgeon General
President Barack Obama announced this week that he would nominate Alabama physician Dr. Regina M. Benjamin to be the next Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Benjamin has been widely praised for her professional...
July 16, 2009CEI Director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs, John Berlau, released a statement on former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's testimony before Congress (prepared version) on his alledged strong-arming of Bank of America during last year's bank bailouts. You can read the original release here or see below.
July 16, 2009In today's RealClearWorld, CEI Energy Policy Analyst, William Yeatman, talks about international attempts at climate diplomacy. Read the piece here.
July 15, 2009
In a piece in today's State Journal-Register, noted economist and commentator Walter Williams asks: "Why the rush to OK ‘cap and trade’ in the Senate?" He addresses the major push now under way to pass the Waxman-Markey climate legislation through the Senate since it passed the House a couple of weeks ago. In this quote he lays exactly what is at stake with this issue:
“Cap and trade” is first a massive indirect tax on the American people and hence another source of revenue for Congress. More importantly “cap and trade” is just...
July 13, 2009CEI President Fred Smith talks about the recent passage of climate legislation in Congress. Read it here.