ACI in Breitbart: Post Office Keeps Speading its Losses

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This piece discusses the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) financial situation — $50 billion in losses over the last eight years.  The fact is that USPS is making profits in some of its core activities, yet trying to use its postal monopoly to expand into new, but unprofitable, ventures — such as grocery delivery and financial services.  In the […]

ACI Participates in ITERA Conference

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The Telecommunications and Information Technology Conference,  whose institutional members consist of twenty major U.S. universities, addressed a variety of science, engineering, educational management, network, privacy, security and other network issues at its eleventh annual conference in Washington, DC on March 27th to 28th of this year.  ACI president, Steve Pociask participated on a panel that discussed the […]

ACI in Forbes: Chipping Away At Credit Card Fraud

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This piece, available at Forbes, discusses how chip and PIN technology can sharply reduce credit card fraud in merchant stores and decrease data breaches, while the chip and signature solution that now being deployed in the U.S. will only make a modest incremental improvement.

ACI’s Statement on StubHub Lawsuit against Ticketmaster, Golden State Warriors

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The Following is a statement by Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding a newly filed antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors:  “The American Consumer Institute applauds the actions against Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors to stop ongoing attempts by Ticketmaster and some sports teams to end competitive reselling […]

Letter Urges Reducing Florida’s Cat Fund Risks

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ACI, along with a group of nonprofit groups, has written a letter to the Cat Fund CFO and the Florida State Board of Administration urging them to use private capital to reduce risks and the potential for hefty hurricane tax assessments on consumers, churches, nonprofits and small businesses.  The letter is available here.

ConsumerGram: Time to Revisit Trucking Regulations

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A number of reports have explored ways to improve transportation efficiency by increasing the length of less than truckload (LTL) twin trailers from 28 feet to 33 feet, while not increasing truck weight. This ConsumerGram reviews the empirical evidence of the proposal, and finds that increasing trailer length would not only significantly lower transportation costs, […]

ACI Launches Microsite: Urges FAA to Stay the Course with Air Traffic Controller Program

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Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) launched the microsite “Fight Flight Delays” to draw attention to a proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to scrap its current air traffic controller training program – the Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution (ATCOTS) – and replace it with a new, untested program. This is an unnecessary […]