A letter was sent to Congress in support of full expensing of business investments as part of tax reform. The letter is available here — http://www.theamericanconsumer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Coalition-letter-in-support-of-full-business-expensing-and-advertising-deduction.pdf.
Battery electric vehicles have grown in popularity over the last decade, primarily due to their perceived environmental benefits and tax incentives that steer car buyers away from gas-fueled vehicles. However, empirical evidence suggestions that the array of benefits are far overstated, which means that incentives designed to encourage electric vehicle ownership are having adverse consequences […]
The following letter was submitted to Congress and the Administration, providing guidelines on Intellectual Property — http://www.theamericanconsumer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IPCoalitionLetter_2017_.pdf.
Battery electric vehicles have grown in popularity over the last decade, primarily due to their tax incentives and perceived environmental benefits that steer car buyers away from gas-fueled vehicles. However, as this ConsumerGram shows, the environmental benefits from using electric vehicles are far overstated, which means that incentives designed to encourage electric vehicle ownership may […]
To jumpstart the process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans recycled Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (aka H.R. 3762) a bill that they had approved earlier. This “partial repeal bill does not get rid of Obamacare’s tens of thousands of pages of insurance regulations, the regulations that are […]
Victories by artificially intelligent (AI) applications highlight their raw power in games that are notoriously difficult to win. AI has won against experts playing chess, the Chinese game of Go and most recently in Texas Hold‘em Poker. In each case, the AI application gathered skill by playing thousands of games against itself. That is an […]
Mergers often raise antitrust concerns. This is particularly the case when direct competitors combine to form a much larger company – referred to as a horizontal merger. Because these sorts of mergers eliminate competitors and consumer choice, they can lead to a significant increase in market concentration and pose anticompetitive risks. At its core, regulatory […]
Few of us are indifferent about “going shopping.” Some look forward to shopping for apparel, music or groceries but for many of us it’s a chore we want to avoid. Those using mobile or online shopping are relieved of some of the effort and inconvenience that shopping entails, but mobile and online buying lack some […]
Among the early actions announced to reduce regulatory burdens is a theme that targets the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) enacted in July 2010. Dodd-Frank authorized federal agencies to institute extremely broad regulatory controls over banks, mortgage issuers, insurance companies, hedge funds, stock brokerages and financial advisors. The intent was to […]
The use of cloud storage and computing service has spread rapidly because it offers flexibility and cost-effectiveness that companies will find difficult to replicate with an owned and operated datacenter. The challenge of having spare capacity to support nimble innovation and yet control IT costs is a chronic tradeoff for most enterprises. Cloud services let […]