COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

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The mission of Competitive Enterprise Institute is to be a public interest group dedicated to free enterprise and limited government. It believes the best solutions come from people making their own choices in a free marketplace, rather than government intervention.

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THE VAST BURDEN OF U.S. ‘REGULATORY DARK MATTER’

Every day, the U.S. regulatory apparatus collects new regulations, proclamations, issuances, memoranda, etc., that add up to a tremendous burden on market activity and civil society. A new study from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), an Atlas Network partner based in Washington, D.C., aims to measure the extent of this...

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CEI DEBUTS NEW FILM, ‘I, WHISKEY: THE HUMAN SPIRIT’

The unique history of whiskey in America is the result of spontaneous order and human creativity, explains a highly anticipated new short film from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit was first announced last year as the latest in CEI’s heralded I, Pencil documentary series. Whiskey, and its...

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CEI BUILDS ON DECADES OF POLICY SUCCESS UNDER NEW PRESIDENT’S LEADERSHIP

For more than three decades, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has been devoted to “advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty” through its rigorous policy studies, media advocacy campaigns, coalition-building, constitutional litigation, and much more. In March, CEI welcomed...

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CHALLENGE TO MANDATORY CA TEACHER UNION FEES HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

Freedom of association is a fundamental cornerstone of the ideas of liberty, but mandatory union fees for school teachers have long held many of those teachers captive to an ideological system that they don’t support. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing testimony in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a...

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THINK TANK CEOS GATHER IN LITHUANIA TO CHALLENGE STATUS QUO

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), and nearly one year since the organization won the 2014 Templeton Freedom Award, the Vilnius-based think tank welcomed CEOs from Atlas Network partner organizations across Europe and the United States for the inaugural Transatlantic CEO Summi...

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‘I, WHISKEY’ FILM TO CELEBRATE SPONTANEOUS ORDER, HUMAN INGENUITY

I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market, a forthcoming short film from Atlas Network partner the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), will explain the power of human ingenuity, the “miracle” of the free market, and the combination of these forces that give way to enriching innovations and products that people want, need, and enj...

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CEI PRESENTS JULIAN SIMON AWARD TO NOBEL LAUREATE DR. VERNON L. SMITH

The renowned economist Julian Simon is best known for applying the tools of his discipline to the intersection of human civilization and the natural world, observing that free markets and strong property rights create an abundance of resources rather than depleting them — and that the more people there are, the more societal pro...

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ALEX CHAFUEN REMEMBERS LEONARD LIGGIO ON FORBES

The free society lost a great champion on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 when Leonard P. Liggio passed away. I first met Leonard P. Liggio in 1980 at a Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) meeting held at the Hoover Institution. He was standing on the left side of the packed auditorium next to Murray Rothbard, another intellectual giant, much...

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FRIENDS OF LEONARD REMINISCE ON THE LIGGIO LEGACY

Leonard P. Liggio, Atlas Network’s long-time executive vice president, passed away on October 14, 2014. It’s been very touching to see the outpouring of affection following his death. We knew how beloved Leonard was within the freedom movement, but it remains nothing short of awe-inspiring to see so many tributes to his influenc...

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AMERICA'S TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) 21st annual survey, Ten Thousand Commandments, reveals a sobering scope of federal government spending and deficits. Some of the findings include the fact that the costs for Americans to comply with federal regulations reached $1.863 trillion in 2013. CEI, an Atlas Network partner, ta...

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