Freedom Caucus, an affiliation of conservative U.S. Representatives has released a list of regulations and executive orders that merit immediate repeal when Donald Trump becomes President. It did not err by suggesting that federal laws should be repealed by executive order. The list covers 226 rules issued by many departments and agencies. In a list […]
The economy has been shackled by $2 trillion in annual regulatory costs that impede commerce and are a drag on household incomes. Recent public sentiment shows that the public has had enough. The election results tell us that voters want a path for sustained economic growth. That path means undoing harmful regulations that have impeded […]
This ACI op-ed, published in FORBES, discusses the U.S. Postal Service’s monopoly on the use of your mailbox. When a private delivery service puts your package into your mailbox, the Postal Service can remove your package and then require consumers to pay the postal service to retrieve their own package. With the growth in online shopping, there is a need to modernize this archaic regulation.
This Forbes op-ed discusses the finding from ACI’s new study, which examines the host of new federal telecommunications regulations and the resulting negative effects that these regulations are and will be having on private broadband investment and jobs. To read the study, visit FORBES.
Broadband Regulations Are Discouraging Investment and Job Creation (Washington, D.C.)—A new report released today by the American Consumer Institute finds broadband network companies create 4,200 more jobs than large web-based providers for every billion dollars in revenue, but this added job creation is being threatened by onerous regulations. “We’re witnessing a crippling wave of overregulation […]
The never-ending friction between common sense and political meddling has metastasized into needless automobile insurance regulation. The New York State Department of Financial Services has started probing the legitimacy of considering occupation as a factor in setting automobile insurance rates. In order to get the right prices, i.e. prices that reflect anticipated claims cost, insurance […]
Seventeen years ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to deregulate private business lines, referred to as Business Data Services (BDS) – effectively going from rate-of-return regulation to price cap regulation and permitting full price flexibility in competitive business markets. Now the FCC appears to have changed its mind – despite evidence showing that the […]
Wireless companies are experimenting with new offerings that allow consumers to use data to access some content at no charge. You would think that a plan to give customers free data would not be controversial, but it is. Now a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has stepped forward to announce that she would […]
In June 2016, British voters opted to sever the political ties and rule of laws set by the European Union (EU). Voters chose that direction despite warnings the breakup could damage the British economy by making trade with the European Union’s single market more difficult. The “Brexit” was to be engineered over a couple of […]
Earlier this week in the U.S. Congress, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held an oversight hearing that addressed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its controversial proposal to regulate satellite and cable TV set-top boxes. While the television industry has evolved drastically to provide new ways for consumers to access their favorite programing – […]