Townhall: Price Controls Will Not Lower Drug Prices

58 million Americans are not able to afford the drugs they need, and 34 million adults know someone who died because they could not afford medications. Earlier this month the House Ways & Means Committee endorsed H.R. 3, a proposal that would set prescription drug price controls as one way to pay for the massive $3.5 […]

The Economic Standard: Immigration Law Creates a Lose-Lose Scenario for America

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that “as many as 80,000 employment-based green cards expire” before being offered to foreign workers, both in the United States and abroad. The loss of 80,000 employment-based greens cards due to a failure to process petitions will be unwelcome news to the 1.2 million foreign workers who await permanent resident […]

Real Clear Policy: Congress — Pass a Federal Data Law

In the first six months of 2021, there were 1,767 data breaches reported across the globe, exposing over 18 billion records. To contextualize that number, more records were exposed in six months than people on earth. Data breaches not only compromise consumers’ and businesses’ financial situations, but they can also lead to unnecessary stress and […]

Morning Consult: Corporate-Funded Cheating Threatens Higher Education

American higher education is at a crossroads. A college degree is as important as ever for young people entering the workforce, yet access to a quality education still seems out of reach for too many. Tuition costs, student debt, culture wars on campus and the lingering threat of COVID-19 have discouraged many from going to […]

Real Clear Policy: Antitrust Bill Will Undermine Competition & Choice

Rather than creating a punitive regulatory environment, lawmakers would be wise to craft legislation that incentivizes tech platforms to compete and innovate with each other, so that consumers are able to reap the significant benefits tech platforms can provide. Not doing so will only represent Washington’s failure to protect consumers. This full article can be […]

The Economic Standard: Antitrust Reform Would Harm Workers, Not Help Them

n the minds of some politicians, it seems there is not a social problem antitrust reform cannot solve. Most recently, Democrats and Republicans in Washington have expressed a belief that breaking up large companies will enhance conditions for working Americans. This erroneous view was clearly displayed during the latest House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing entitled 21st […]

Townhall: Build Back Better Promises Economic Recovery – But at What Cost?

The short- and long-term ramifications of the Build Back Better Act’s provisions are worrisome. The ambitious intent to create jobs and lower costs for working families, if enacted, would be overshadowed by the long-term burdens American consumers and the economy would be subjected to. This op-ed is available at the Townhall.

Inside Sources: STEP Act is a Step in the Wrong Direction

While the STEP Act is driven by populist desires to tax the rich and ensure the wealthy pay their fair share, Congress should perhaps first consider whom the proposals hurt and whom they benefit. While the measure will undoubtedly raise revenues for the federal government, the bill’s ramifications will undoubtedly hurt the wider economy, with […]

ACI Sends a Letter To Senator Grassley: Don’t Undermine Consumer Welfare

Senator Grassley and Members of Congress: We appreciate your efforts and careful attention to antitrust and other competition related issues with technology companies. While we support antitrust scrutiny to promote competitive behavior, as long-time supporters of free markets and free expression, we are concerned to see drastic antitrust reform proposals that completely overlook consumer welfare […]

The Economic Standard: Big Tech’s Big Consumer Wins

Over the past year, lawmakers in Washington and State Capitols have criticized big tech’s business practices, alleging self-preferencing, pre-installing apps, and data collection practices amount to violations of America’s antitrust laws. Yet, few have given much consideration to the numerous consumer benefits generated by the industry. Rather than simply focusing on market definitions and an […]