Brian McGraw

Brian McGraw is a policy analyst with the Center for Energy & Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and writes for CEI’s newest blog,

Nipping Jobs in the Bud


As the American economy continues to stumble along, a few bright spots have appeared in the otherwise dim employment picture. The mining and extraction industries are among those bright spots, despite environmentalists’ best efforts to shut them down. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mining and logging industries have added over 150,000 jobs […]

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Trading on the Recession


China recently overtook Japan as the second largest national economy in the world. Thirty years ago, when China began liberalizing its economy under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, it was one of the poorest nations in the world. China has come a long way since then. Millions of its citizens have been lifted out of […]

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A Weak Call for World Trade


President Obama recently recognized this week, May 16-22, to be World Trade Week. Despite this supposed display of support, Congress and President Obama have repeatedly refused opportunities to advance trade legislation. Three pending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) — particularly one with Colombia (CFTA) — is costing U.S. consumers and businesses billions in lost opportunities. The […]

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