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  • Out Now: The 2020 Edition of Ten Thousand Commandments

    May 27, 2020
    The 2020 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments is out. Wayne Crews’s annual report gives a big picture view of the federal regulatory state. There has long been annual a federal budget for spending, but government regulations have no equivalent. Ten Thousand Commandments attempts to fill that gap until policy makers decide to follow basic transparency guidelines.
  • Presidential Panel on Social Media Bias Misfires

    May 26, 2020
    Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump administration is considering forming a panel to investigate charges of discrimination against right-leaning users and content by social media platforms. Yet, there isn’t much proof of systemic bias against the right beyond the anecdotal.
  • Trump’s Executive Order on #NeverNeeded Regulations

    May 26, 2020
    In an op-ed in National Review, CEI Senior Fellow Ryan Young takes a look at President Trump’s new Executive Order directing agencies to get rid of #NeverNeeded regulations.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    May 26, 2020
    President Trump issued an Executive Order encouraging agencies to keep #NeverNeeded regulations waived during the coronavirus permanently off the books. Meanwhile, regulatory agencies issued new final regulations ranging from detonators to retail concepts.
  • Lean on Business Leaders to Defend Markets

    May 22, 2020
    One on the main goals of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Advancing Capitalism is for more business leaders to prioritize the defense of the political environment—limited government and a market economy—that makes their own success in business possible.
  • EPA Receives Comments on Proposed Revisions to Transparency Rule

    May 22, 2020
    The comment period on the EPA's proposed revisions to its Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science proposal closed on May 18. The proposal aims to ensure that, over time, more of the data and models underlying the EPA’s regulatory science are available for independent validation while safeguarding patient privacy and confidentiality agreements between researchers and subjects.
  • Proposed Reform to Paycheck Protection Program Faces Republican Opposition

    May 22, 2020
    The Trump administration and the Republican-led Senate are opposing a pro-business effort by the House Democrats to amend the Paycheck Protection Program. The House Democrats have agreed with business groups that requiring 75 percent of PPP loans go toward retaining employees is undermining the usefulness of the loans.
  • Trump Signs Executive Order to Spur Economic Recovery through Deregulation

    May 22, 2020
    President Donald Trump on May 19 signed an executive order titled, Regulatory Relief To Support Economic Recovery. The order gives cabinet secretaries and agency heads emergency powers to suspend or even eliminate regulations that are impeding economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • Glaring Problems with Latest Right-Wing Attack on Section 230

    May 22, 2020
    A recent opinion editorial in Newsweek is the latest salvo from the political right against Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Couched in criticisms of tech platforms’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis, the article succinctly lays out most of the main arguments emanating from the right against Section 230. That makes it an ideal target for rebuttal.
  • Andy Thompson, Rest in Peace

    May 21, 2020
    CEI lost a good friend and former colleague last week. Andrew M. Thompson, our very first fundraising director, died suddenly last Wednesday at his home in Marietta, Ohio. He was 57.

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