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Stimulus Redux, Benefits of Bottled Water and the Pro-Poverty Left

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Stimulus Redux, Benefits of Bottled Water and the Pro-Poverty Left

Senators consider a second round of taxpayer-financed economic stimulus.

Bottled water producers attempt to work constructively with environmental groups that have called for additional taxes and regulation of the industry.

The magazine New Scientist publishes a special report on how “our economy is killing the Earth.”

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1. BUSINESS

Senators consider a second round of taxpayer-financed economic stimulus.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. on the lessons we should be learning from the current economic crisis:                                                    

“The challenge now is to learn from the mistakes causing the current crisis. Our confused regulatory welfare system distorted the market, encouraging bright people to take risks with our money. ‘Profit-side capitalism’ combined with ‘loss-side Socialism’ – the so-called Third Way – must be ended.”

 

2. HEALTH

Bottled water producers attempt to work constructively with environmental groups that have called for additional taxes and regulation of the industry.  

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Risk & Environmental Policy Angela Logomasini on the need for access to bottled water:

“An easily accessible, calorie free option for hydration is critical for an on-the-go society, particularly for individuals with special needs, such as the elderly, individuals engaged in sports, individuals participating in outdoor events, and individuals on the road.”

 

3. ECONOMICS

The magazine New Scientist publishes a special report on how “our economy is killing the Earth.”

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews on the pro-poverty Left:

“[Environmental website] Grist seems gleeful that New Scientist thinks ‘our economy is killing the Earth.’ Is there any doubt over the prescription? ‘Expect tough decisions on wealth, tax, jobs and birth rates,’ intones one of the entries. As CEI’s Fred Smith has noted, the greens think there’re too many people, too much production and consumption, and too much technology. Thus the environmentalist prescription too easily boils down to ‘death, poverty and ignorance.’ Sustain the ‘Earth’ (requisite reverent tremble in the voice here), but people? Who needs ’em.”

 

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