Rail Regulations Will Only Further Exacerbate COVID-19

As grocery stores across the nation are experiencing shortages, having efficient transportation, like freight trains, to deliver grains, raw materials, chemicals that go into cleaning solutions, and other supplies is of utmost importance. Yet, the next stimulus plan, a proposed house infrastructure bill, could weaken the rail industry by mandating minimum crew sizes, regulating train […]

Further Restricting Vaping Won’t Help Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is single handedly changing the face of day-to-day life. Their needs to be some clarification of how public health should respond to the crisis of the outbreak via policy. The regulation of electronic cigarettes during a pandemic is an interesting case study. Public health departments have warned against the use of inhalants […]

TIPS: Keeping Safe During COVID-19

With the nation caught in the midst of a global pandemic, here are a few simple strategies from the American Consumer Institute to help keep you and your family safe. Outside the Home Avoid unnecessary trips outside the home. In public areas, the CDC recommends 6ft of social distancing. For reference, that is equivalent to […]

Economic Standard: The Reality of Obamacare and Consumer Sovereignty

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided that they will hear the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The challenge, now referred to as California v. Texas, calls on the Supreme Court to repeal the ACA. Yet, simply repealing the ACA through isn’t enough, it needs to be updated or replaced. While […]

Real Clear Health: Closing Vape Shops Will Be a Disaster

As the coronavirus continues to spread, states are taking drastic measures to curb its spread, such as shutting down all non-essential businesses. While slowing this pandemic is vital, some states might be closing the wrong types of stores. Colorado, for instance, closed all vape shops, while leaving cigarettes sold at convenience stores completely untouched. As […]

The Coronavirus Just Shows the Dangers of Congress Members Owning Stock

While the nation continues to grapple with life under the coronavirus, recent insights show that members of Congress have profited from this disaster. Indeed, already four Senators have been implicated in an insider trading scandal, selling million dollars’ worth of stocks after they were briefed about the impending Coronavirus outbreak. Yet this isn’t the only […]

Lobbyist Greed and Political Pork are Infecting the Next Coronavirus Stimulus Package

The White House and both sides of the aisle in Congress are rushing to put together a stimulus package to limit the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the full extent of the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis is yet to be determined, the global economy is facing dramatic turbulence. 72% of Americans […]

The Economic Standard: Federal Interference Blocking Renewable Energy

Wind power has gradually become the leading source of renewable energy in the United States. With strong consumer demand for lower carbon energy and new technology lowering the price of production, wind power now rivals solar and fossil fuels on cost. Despite wind’s success, conflicting federal policies are picking winners and losers in the industry while fleecing taxpayers through […]

States Should Follow Arizona’s Occupational Licensing Reform

Over 750 people now have jobs in Arizona because of universal occupational licensing. In a report from the Goldwater Institute, after Arizona passed a bill last year that recognizes out-of-state occupational licensing, workers that moved into the Grand Canyon State were able to find work without having to retrain for a professional license. While this […]

The Hill’s Congress Blog: Proposed Rail Regulations Are Bad for Consumers, Workers and the Environment

Undermining railroad investment is a dangerous risk that could eventually lead to underperformance by railroads, produce financial losses, and increase market shares for the trucking industry. As trucking increases, environmental concerns increase along with congestion and added pollution. Compared to trains, trucks create three times more pollution per ton. By one estimate, taxpayers will face […]