Federal Times: The Delusion of Postal Profits

The Postal Service quarterly financial report this week revealed, for the first time in several years, a modest net gain. The surprising results have left many scratching their heads and some have even described the outcome as a “moment of celebration.” However, a closer look at the Postal Service’s fiscal record over the past several […]

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 […]

Morning Consult — OECD Tax Plan: Joe, Just Say No

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office and make good on his promise to reverse the Trump tax cuts, he should do everything within his power to avoid piling on with a heavy dose of new international taxes. With the United States squarely in its sights, a recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development tax […]

Oregon Stateman Journal: Building wildfire resilience into our communities

Oregon is no stranger to wildfires. However, the 2020 wildfire season has been one of the most destructive on record with over 400 fires taking at least 11 lives and destroying thousands of homes. The magnitude of this year’s blazes should be alarming to both residents and officials. Fortunately, there are bipartisan approaches that could […]

The Economic Standard: After 10,000 Postal Documents, No Business Plan in Sight

As the U.S. Postal Service remains a topic of great interest for lawmakers, taxpayers, and the general public, a non-profit group, American Oversight notably received a vast trove of documents dating back to early 2020. The collection of nearly 10,000 pages released on September 17th includes communications of former Postmaster General Megan Brennan on the subject of the […]

New International Tax Plan Will Come at the Expense of Consumers

Efforts in the last couple of years to produce a new international tax plan to deal with the growth and effects of the digital economy may soon become a potential windfall for many international governments. As countries struggle across the globe from the COVID-19 health crises and the economic turmoil, these countries find themselves needing […]

The Economic Standard: Claims about USPS Mail Delays Omit the Facts and Current Realities

With only a few weeks to go before the US Presidential Election, the subject of the U.S. Postal Service’s operational capacities, and specifically, the agency’s ability to handle election mail has drawn an inordinate number of commenters, pundits, and doomsayers into what has been a longstanding debate. Contrary to many insinuations, long-time leaders of USPS maintain that the organization […]

ACI Files Comments Regarding Proposed Rules for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

RE: Comments to RIN 2590-AA95 Dear Mr. Pollard: In these brief comments, the American Consumer Institute (“ACI”) seeks to respond to the FHFA 2020 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. ACI is a nonprofit (501c3) educational and research institute with the mission to identify, analyze and project the interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking proceedings […]

Real Clear Policy: Postmaster General is Delivering Important Postal Fixes

When Postmaster General (PMG) Louis DeJoy took the helm of the United States Postal Service in May, he inherited a dismal situation and an extensive list of problems to solve after years of curious decision-making by management and ongoing failures to correct the agency’s troubling financial and quality performance. Prospects for the Postal Service’s independent […]

North Carolina Drivers Deserve Transparency and Competitive Prices

Several years back, the American Consumer Institute conducted a survey and found that 80% of North Carolina drivers would oppose any plan that to make good drivers pay more so that risky drivers could pay less. That is not surprising, considering better drivers tend to have fewer accidents and violations, making them less risky and […]