Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently announced a plan that unintentionally makes it harder for workers and businesses to thrive: the Fair Workweek. Designed to give employees more stability in their work, the fair workweek has been proposed as a way to solve unpredictable hours within the restaurant and retail industries. Yet as evidence shows, Warren’s […]
With Christmas around the corner, tariffs could make holiday shopping a lot harder for millions of Americans. Concerned that America is getting a “bad deal” when it comes to trade, the President recently imposed metal tariffs on Argentina and Brazil while also threatening to do the same on a variety of French products. Yet, these […]
Today, ACI filed comments regarding the reporting requirements of exempt organizations. The filed comments are available here.
Streetcars look rather pleasant, but clearly, they’re no longer a viable option for mass public transit. As cities like El Paso have demonstrated, streetcars take money away from the taxpayer’s wallet while providing no added value. If cities were really interested in revitalizing, they should allow commuters to partake in modern transit options. You can […]
With the upcoming Surface Transportation Board hearings (on December 12th and 13th), ACI joined a coalition to call on Congress to resist attempts to increase rail regulations, which would only served to increase consumer prices and reduce industry investment. The coalition letter is available online.
This week, ACI joined a coalition of organizations in support of expanding and reforming the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. The letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. To learn more about the issue, you can read this coalition letter online.
In 2016, Governor Jerry Brown (California) signed into law the $15 minimum wage, saying “Economically, minimum wages may not make sense” but, “morally and socially and politically, they (minimum wages) make every sense.” It’s been three years since then, and despite the American economy doing better than ever, new labor regulations are threatening to undo […]
A $15 minimum wage has already destroyed hundreds of small businesses and many more jobs in cities like New York and San Francisco, and – as interest grows within state and local governments – it now threatens the livelihoods of millions of workers nationwide. New research by my colleagues and me at the American Consumer […]
A new study shows that a $15 national minimum wage would ravage the American workforce, destroying millions of jobs, shrinking consumer benefits, and markedly reducing economic output. The research, conducted by my colleagues and me at the American Consumer Institute, is part of a broader initiative to measure the state-level economic effects of major labor […]
Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough This op-ed explains how regulations, which have been propped up under the guise of “worker rights,” typically cause more harm than good to American businesses and workers.