This season, television adverts by mobile carriers usually mention their “4G” or “LTE” and intimate that data flows much faster on their network. The faster 4G data part is true. But, the “on their network” part is a stretch for some because they have not built out 4G LTE to many consumers. AT&T reaches 70 [...]
The Florida Times Union article “Floridians get the Cat Fund Troubles” mentions the American Consumer Institute survey of state insurance consumers and calls for fixing the current broken state-run insurance Cat fund. The article can be read here.
Alan Daley, Florida research director and frequent blogger at the American Consumer Institute, wrote a great piece on how no-fault insurance regulation has led to a cottage industry of fraud in the state. His piece was published in the Gainesville Sun and can be read here.
Zack Christenson, a regular contributor for ACI, wrote an execellent piece on how cable/video service reforms will increase competition and benefit consumers. Zack’s piece, published on THE HILL’s “Congress Blog” is available here.
We applaud Senator Kohl and Senator Lee for standing up for consumers by raising additional concerns about Google’s dominant market power and questionable business practices, particularly given the inconsistencies in the testimony of Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. While Schmidt seemed to agree with the Senators that Google did have dominant market power during sworn [...]
The CBS TV show “Person of Interest” started as science-fiction, yet despite no change in its premise, it is becoming just drama. Its premise of pervasive video and audio surveillance is no longer very fictional, and these technologies raise real-world privacy concerns for consumers. In the last week, news has featured Carrier IQ, a [...]
ACI Files Comments in the Treasury’s FIO Proceeding on Modernizing and Improving Insurance Regulation in the U.S.
For a printable version of ACI’s filing, Please Click Here. Summary: In this proceeding, the Institute comments for the purpose of assisting the FIO in formulating its recommendations to Congress as they pertain to insurance institutions and regulation of these institutions. Our comments focus solely on the intersection of issues involving the cost and benefit of [...]
For those who value apolitical conversation starters for seasonal parties, we offer a few notes on the Euro Zone “mess” which may go pyrotechnic within a few months. The Substance: Twenty-six European Union (EU) members voted to balance their nations’ fiscal budget within 0.5%, enforced by EU-imposed penalties. Today, all but 3 countries [...]
Here is an op-ed written by Steve Pociask on how Florida can attract investment, increase the tax base, and create jobs by developing resort casinos in southern Florida.
Do you “spend” savings on projects that will create future prosperity for you and your family? If you do, you are actually “investing.” Most consumers and businesses invest; we upgrade houses or equipment and we buy financial assets. We invest in mundane projects such as replacing a leaky roof, or in speculative projects such as [...]
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