The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research Receives a Grant from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation’s North American Support Program
As Black Friday Approaches, Americans Would Have More Money to Spend If Not for Hidden Credit Card Fees — The American Consumer Institute Finds the Annual Interchange Fees to be Roughly One Half of Holiday Spending
WASHINGTON—The American Consumer Institute (ACI) today released a ConsumerGram detailing the negative effects that high credit card fees (referred to as interchange fees) have on families across the country. On average, each household will pay an estimated $337 this year in interchange fees – a hidden tax on credit card purchases. In turn, the credit [...]
Professor Joseph Fuhr discusses the role of IT and broadband services in reducing greenhouse gases, but warns that policies which impede investment will also reduce these environmental benefits. To read his ConsumerGram, click here — nn-and-the-environment
There have been a number of news reports about ACI’s recent Capitol Hill Event, notably: The Hill at http://thehill.com/hillicon-valley/605-technology/68555-essays-expound-flaws-of-net-neutrality, as well as reports in Comm Daily and TR Reports.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2009 The American Consumer Institute Releases New Book on the Consequences of Net Neutrality Authors Express Concerns at a Capitol Hill Briefing WASHINGTON – The American Consumer Institute today hosted a panel discussion and debate entitled, “The Evidence on Net Neutrality” and released a new book, “The [...]
American Consumer Institute Refutes Baseless Free Press Claims about Network Neutrality and Investment
ACI Calls Policy Makers’ Attention to Facts about Investment Washington, DC (November 11, 2009) – Emphasizing its agreement that the FCC “…must be guided by evidence, not rhetoric,” the American Consumer Institute today released a point-by-point report refuting the claims about investment and regulation made by Free Press. Given the close relationship between broadband network [...]
American Consumer Institute Releases Study Finding No Difference in Consumer Electronics Prices between Wal-Mart and Best Buy; Study Calls for Wal-Mart to Improve On-Shelf Labeling to Ensure Shoppers Can Make Educated Comparisons of Consumer Electronics
NEWS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Washington, DC (November 10, 2009) – Shoppers’ perception that Wal-Mart is the lowest-priced retailer for consumer electronics goods is incorrect, according to a new study, released today, by the American Consumer Institute (ACI). The study’s findings are particularly significant considering that according to the Consumer Electronics [...]
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