Infrastructure Proposal: Coalition Letter to Congress on Broadband Spending

Regarding developments in the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations on broadband, ACI joined with a number of other groups calling on Congress to avoid provisions that would enact price controls, dramatically expand agency authority, and favor government-controlled internet networks. The letter also asked Congress to continue its oversight responsibilities and not abdicate them to the executive branch […]

Inside Sources: Is the Administration Trying to Fix Something That is Not Broken?

Despite the administration’s assertions, it should be readily apparent that Americans do not face significant financial barriers to accessing broadband. On the contrary, not only is broadband in the U.S. more affordable than elsewhere, but it is also becoming more affordable each year with price declines that are enabling more and more Americans to connect […]

Mandated Interoperability Will Hurt Consumers

Congress has been targeting tech companies for a while now with proposed laws that would strengthen antitrust regulations and prevent companies from growing too large. Recently, the House Judiciary Committee examined six different bills that each set out to protect consumers from perceived unchecked control of tech giants such as Apple, Google, and others. A […]

What Should a Federal Law for AI Look Like?

The world has been increasingly impacted by artificial intelligence, and its rise has resulted in sharp jumps in productivity for the global economy. While policymakers attempt to understand AI’s powerful effects on the economy and society, they will inevitably want to regulate its use. This has been the case with the European Union (EU) in […]

Real Clear Policy: Empowering States Won’t Help Consumers

While advocates of the State Venue Enforcement Act claim it will ensure fairness, they fail to consider how the bill will empower attorneys general to weaponize antitrust laws to satisfy partisan desires and force big tech platforms into expensive lawsuits that will hamper innovation and potentially force them to charge more for goods and services. […]

How Startups and Innovation Benefit from Preserving Employment Freedom for Independent Workers – with John Chisholm

The modern workforce is changing. Technology is making it easier for people of all education, skills, and income levels to be part of the sharing economy as independent contractors. Yet, several regulatory and legislative initiatives expose the long-term viability of this working arrangement and the benefits it provides. In this episode, John Chisholm, entrepreneur, CEO, […]

Counting the Costs of Federal Regulations

President Joe Biden’s recent affinity for ‘big government’ is no secret. Between funding social justice workshops for artists and ringfencing parts of the Pacific to save the whales, President Biden is putting the federal government into overdrive and overdraft to advance his agenda. But the cost of these ambitions may be much higher than the […]

Coalition Urges Congress Not to Expand Spending into Wasteful and Ineffective Housing Programs

Housing affordability is an immediate, everyday concern for millions of Americans nationwide, particularly for those who choose to live in densely populated urban areas. However, the issue of affordable housing stems from government-manufactured restrictions on supply, fees, restrictive zoning, and other government-imposed burdens. Before considering a major expansion of the housing choice voucher program, we […]

NEPA: The Barrier to Developing America

$229.4 billion is the regulatory burden the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is currently imposing on 148 infrastructure projects undergoing review, according to an American Action Forum (AAF) analysis. Since its inception in 1970, NEPA has impeded America’s infrastructure improvements by significantly increasing costs, time, and red tape. It’s time for Congress to reform NEPA […]

ACI Submits Testimony on Massachusetts Legislation That Would Raise Consumer Prices for the Financial Benefit of Dealerships

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Bill Hearing, An Act further regulating business practices between motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributors – S239 Testimony of Krisztina Pusok, Ph.D., Director, American Consumer Institute, Washington, D.C. Chairperson and Members of the Committee, on behalf of the American Consumer Institute (ACI), I […]