Townhall: Senate Antitrust Bill Is Bad for Consumers and Small Businesses

For American consumers and big tech, the war against them continues. Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, led by Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), introduced the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) that would significantly change America’s antitrust laws in a way that would profoundly harm consumers. AICOA’s proponents claim the bill would “restore competition online by […]

Economic Standard: Federal Subsidies for Electric Cars Should Not Be Increased

As the American economy transitions to more renewable forms of energy, federal and state subsidies for electric vehicles should be consigned to history. While electric vehicles (EVs) subsidies might appear to be a creative way to encourage consumers to shift away from petroleum-powered cars, these subsidies only act as handouts to the wealthiest Americans. Furthermore, […]

Real Clear Energy: Will Biden Get Coal for Christmas?

The festive season this year remains shrouded in pandemic uncertainty, with many Americans weary about making travel or financial commitments. Unfortunately, one near certainty is higher natural gas prices. Moreover, the bitter icing on the Christmas cake could be higher greenhouse gas emissions due to a fallback on coal-powered energy. To stave off a cold, […]

Government-Owned Networks Will Not Improve Outcomes for Consumer

In 2020, over $79.4 billion was invested by America’s communications providers to develop and expand broadband access. Last year’s investments brought the total private investment into broadband to $1.9 trillion since 1996, the year the Telecommunications Act was passed and allowed any company to enter the telecommunications market. Unlike municipally-run services, or government-owned networks (GONs), […]

ACI Releases Study Outlining the Dangers of New Rail Regulations

Washington D.C. – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a study – “Veering Off the Rails: How the Recent Push to Reregulate Railroads Threatens Consumer Welfare” –  outlining the dangers of the federal government imposing additional regulations on America’s freight railroads. The research highlights the problems that regulations can create on already functioning markets, […]

Generics and Biosimilars are the Keys to Lower Drug Prices

In September 2021, the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) released its plan to lower drug prices. Unfortunately, for consumers and patients, the report contained grim statistics that highlighted the cost of drugs in this country and the medical insecurity these prices impose. HHS estimates that each year, “Americans spend more than $1,500 per […]

ACI Sends Letter to Department of Education and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: End Cheating on College Campuses

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI), as a part of its recently launched initiative, The Academic Integrity Project, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra highlighting the epidemic of cheating taking place on college campuses, and urging the agencies […]

Real Clear Energy: Is Biden Driving up Energy Prices?

Draining family budgets through sky-high gas prices until they are bullied into buying a congressionally approved car is cruel. And what of those low-income families who can’t afford a ride into the Green New future? The cold indifference of Joe Biden’s “clean energy revolution” makes him resemble the Robespierre of renewables. The president needs to tackle the […]

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 […]