The Economic Standard: EV Subsidies are a Renewable Waste

As part of his recently released infrastructure plan, President Joe Biden has vowed to overhaul the American electric vehicle (EV) industry with $174 billion worth of spending. But in his rush to spread the cash around, President Biden appears to be doubling down on environmentally inefficient and socially regressive initiatives. Rather than wasting taxpayer money […]

Inside Sources: Keep Rails on Track for Consumers and Climate

After a full year of lockdowns and social distancing, Americans are understandably eager to once again get back to work and travel this summer. With hopes that economic activity is set to roar back in the wake of the ongoing vaccination drive, last week the House sub-committee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing on […]

Real Clear Energy: Unplug Tesla Tax on the Poor

Nonetheless, forcing lower income taxpayers and energy ratepayers to fund the rollout of EV charging stations constitutes a Tesla tax on the less-wealthy. When Marie Antoinette was told that the poor could not afford bread, she reportedly said to “let them eat cake.” For Americans who are struggling in the wake of the pandemic, House […]

Press Release: ACI Launches New Podcast Series

The American Consumer Institute (ACI) is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series Policy-ish Talk hosted by Kris Pusok, ACI’s policy and research director.  Each episode of the Policy-ish Talk will treat you to an in-depth conversation with policy experts, industry leaders, and top academics to explore today’s toughest social, economic, and […]

The Economic Standard: OECD Tax Proposal Will Harm Environmental Protections

Last October, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprint, a plan that would fundamentally change tax rules between nations. The OECD also gave, until December 14th, an opportunity for public comments. In the comments we submitted, we concluded that the international community should pause and comprehensively reevaluate its approach, because […]

ACI Submits Comments Regarding the OECD Pillar One and Two Tax Blueprints

Dear Sir or Madam: These comments are submitted on behalf of the American Consumer Institute (ACI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan, educational, and public policy research organization with the mission to identify, analyze, and project interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking proceedings in matters that affect consumers. ACI appreciates the opportunity to submit these […]

Webinar Video: Recycling: Paper, Plastic, or Metal?

See Our Video on the Environmental Sustainability of Recycling Food and Beverage Packaging The general norm is that it doesn’t matter if it’s aluminum food cans, plastic, or paper food packaging—they all go into the recycling bin. But the costs and environmental benefits associated with the recycling process itself differ by product. While some materials […]

Sign up NOW for our Upcoming Webinar on Recycling: Paper, Plastic, or Metal?

The general norm is that it doesn’t matter if it’s aluminum food cans, plastic, or paper food packaging—they all go into the recycling bin. But the costs and environmental benefits associated with the recycling process itself differ by product. While some materials like aluminum cans are capable of being recycled over and over again, others […]

Inside Sources: Biden-Harris Ticket Risks Repeating Solyndra

With Senator Kamala Harris now on the ticket, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is angling to enhance his environmental credentials ahead of the November presidential election. The Biden campaign’s ambitious clean energy plan plays no small role in this ongoing effort. But in an unfortunate coincidence, in recent weeks taxpayers have learned that they are still paying for the […]