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Crony capitalism the greenest aspect of tall wood building proponents’ agenda

Competitive Enterprise Institute Fellow Bill Frezza classifies capitalists by tactics and wealth sources: Crony Capitalists obtain riches through government favors, exhibit “willingness to use the coercive powers of government to gain an advantage they could not earn in the market,” and are “happy to help themselves to money from the public treasury [through] subsidies that flow directly into their coffers.” By contrast, Market Capitalists satisfy “willing customers through free exchange,” risk “their own money to earn their own rewards,” and “meet their rival[s] in open competition, may the best products win.”

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Carbon wise, cement naive

Portland Cement Association’s European counterpart adds valuable perspective to a cement production and climate change dialog, responding to critics of member companies’ European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) participation.

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Brick makers confront EPA emissions rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) rule covering portland cement is driving significant capital investment toward a September 2016 compliance target for U.S. mills. A tandem measure awaits another sector aligned with ready mixed concrete and concrete masonry.

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Regulators scale enforcement efficiencies

Employers have been advised of the prospects for ambitious, federal regulatory measures in this administration’s sunset year. A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-proposed rulemaking and Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission decision support the projection. Both spell demonstrable government efficiency with no pretense of actual taxpayer savings.

 

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