The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update
Issues in the News
1. HEALTH & SAFETY
Critics of industry-funded science point to alleged conflict-of-interest violations by NIH researchers. Many of the allegations concern researchers with connections to private industry. Bus is there a bias against industry-funded science?
Although cable television carriers and telecommunications giants are in disagreement over how to regulate TV-style content delivered over the Internet, Congress has begun to debate the issue.
CEI Expert Available to Comment: Technology Counsel Braden Cox on why video over IP providers shouldn’t be shackled with cable’s regulatory requirements.
3. GLOBAL WARMING
Unpleasant summer weather in Europe has some suggesting global warming is to blame.
4. CONSTITUTIONAL & LEGAL ISSUES
Conservatives and business groups are reportedly happy with President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge John Roberts.
CEI Expert Available to Comment: Legal Analyst Hans Bader suggests Judge Roberts may start out as conservative, akin to Chief Justice Rehnquist, but eventually migrate left. But business should also be concerned about rulings that call into question existing precedents that protect business, Bader told Investors Business Daily.