The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update
Issues in the News
A small group of U.S. House members is proposing new federal rules for disposal of old computer parts and electronic components – a recycling mandate for so-called “e-waste.”
From CEI: Adjunct Analyst Dana Joel Gattuso on the costly and inefficient results of e-waste recycling mandates.
2. GLOBAL WARMING
A group of representatives from the Arctic areas of several countries is petitioning the EU for greater aid based on the premise that global warming is disturbing their way of life.
4. HEALTH & SAFETY
Medicare officials fear paperwork difficulties could cause problems for the new prescription drug subsidies scheduled to begin next year.
From CEI: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. on who will ultimately bear the burden of increasing Medicare costs.
The House yesterday approved two new bills to deal with spyware by fining creators of malicious code, and imprisoning anyone who “intentionally impairs” a computer's security.
From CEI: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on why the government should focus on enforcing current laws rather than passing new legislation.