Taxpayer, consumer and free-market groups sent a letter to Congress in support of the Innovation Act. The Act reforms patent laws by reducing predatory litigation while protecting intellectual property rights. The letter is available online.
Public trust in the government has been tenuous in recent years due to a deluge of government waste and corruption. Government waste is a product of cronyism, where political exchanges between public officials and special interest groups manifest in legislation. The normally inclusive benefits of legislation are tapered to exclusive benefits claimed by a smaller […]
The Heartland Institute quotes ACI in an article on Dish Network’s entities and their alleged collusive and coordinated bidding at the last FCC wireless broadband auction. Dish, a $15B in revenue company, may succeed in having its two bidding entities qualify for a 25% small business discount on the last auction. The auction result is bad for consumers and taxpayers. […]
The booming demand for wireless services continues to be big news and it should be. A recent report estimates 2014 total wireless subscriber connections to have topped 355 million, along with nearly 2 trillion text messages and more than 4 trillion megabits of wireless data traffic. The brisk rise in smartphone users, increase in video streaming and […]
For most graduating from high school, the best prospects for long-term self-sufficiency lie on the other side of college graduation. The odds are even better if the field of study lies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and better yet if the student earns a post-graduate shingle. But financing a college graduation is difficult […]
Texas’ success and growth are largely due to its diverse and largely healthy economy, including a retail sector that, according to the Texas Retailers Association, has about 107,000 retail establishments and employs over 1.9 million Texans. Yet unlike some of its peers, this industry and the consumers it serves remain unnecessarily threatened. According to a […]
Dish Network and T-Mobile are reportedly in talks about a possible merger, a move motivated by Dish’s recent acquisition of wireless broadband spectrum at the AWS-3 spectrum auction. Dish and T-Mobile’s potential consolidation poses significant detriments to consumers, wireless service providers and the government, when placed in the larger context of Dish’s potentially anticompetitive behavior. […]
An important bill for American consumers has arrived in the Senate. Senators can vote to protect consumers by passing The Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act (S. 431). It is a clean, straightforward bill that tracks the consumers’ interest and it deserves quick consideration and handling. Last year, a similar bill reached the Senate after arriving […]