In the wake of the NSA’s spying scandal, several groups are filing a lawsuit challenging the NSA’s actions as unconstitutional. Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia shares many of the suit’s criticisms of the NSA, and adds a few of his own.
William Yeatman discusses his new study, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty.”
CEI, along with former American Airlines CEO Robert Crandall, submitted formal comments to the TSA regarding its proposed rule for using full-body scanners in airports. Fellow in Land-use and Transportation Studies Marc Scribner discusses the TSA’s lack of transparency and the scanners’ ineffectiveness in deterring terrorism.
Deirdre McCloskey, a distinguished economic historian and author of many books, including The Rhetoric of Economics, The Bourgeois Virtues, and Bourgeois Dignity, will receive CEI’s Julian Simon Memorial Award on June 20 at CEI’s annual dinner. CEI Founder and Chairman Fred Smith talks about how McCloskey’s work embodies the same joie de vivre and optimistic spirit that animated Simon’s thought.
The twentieth anniversary edition of Ten Thousand Commandments was released this week. The annual report gives a big-picture overview of the federal regulatory state. Author Wayne Crews discusses his main findings, how he started Ten Thousand Commandments, how the regulatory state has evolved over the last 20 years, and what the future holds for regulation.