Most consumers would welcome some events again; the birth or college graduation of a child, paying off our mortgage, or man on the moon. But government shutdown and debt ceiling “chicken” are not on the welcome list. In October this year, politicians grossly overestimated their constituents’ support for a budget grudge match. Those hostilities may […]
We have all heard it all before — politicians are looking out for the “little guy.” However, once these pro-consumer policies are enacted, they sometimes have adverse consequences on consumers and reduce consumer welfare. In fact, they often have a disproportionate and negative impact on lower income consumers. Our earlier articles provided examples of these […]
For those determined and financial able, wonderful homes are available at prices considered a steal just a few years ago. A lively housing market has traditionally helped pull our economy out of the recession ditch. What this market lacks are able consumers with dreams of a first-time or move-up home. Although the latest recession was […]
When Congress concludes its histrionics on current and accumulated debt levels, corporate tax reform will be a topic for potential compromise and progress. Although some may be confused about the purpose, the main goal for tax reform remains the reallocation of profits and capital gains among three applications: government revenues, personal income and investment activities […]
Your Assignment: Hire and train enough $15/hour subject matter experts to enroll 30 million Americans in Obamacare by the 6 month deadline starting one week ago. This assignment probably cannot save Obamacare from slipping even further behind. But, to encourage pursuit of this unicorn, 100 nonprofits have been contracted to train Obamacare “navigators” who will […]
The op-ed, written by ACI’s Alan Daley and Steve Pociask can be read at the Huffington Post.
This piece is available on the Daily Caller’s website.
A new poll just out by Gallup shows that support for an Internet sales tax is more unpopular than ever. According to the poll, 57% of respondents oppose implementation of the Marketplace Fairness Act, with only 39% wanting it passed. When you break out a younger age group, an astonishing 73% of consumers aged 18-29 […]