Liberty News Now: Streetcars are Just Another Example of City Budget Waste

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 […]

Congress Must Reduce Heavy-Handed Rail Regulations to Protect Consumers

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.

Journal Post: When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

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 […]

New Study Shows State-by-State Impact of a $15 Minimum Wage; It’s Not Pretty

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 […]

How Labor Regulations Designed to Help Employees Leads to Fewer Jobs

American economic growth has been steady for years with record lows of unemployment. Yet new labor regulations are threatening to undo all of that and put millions of Americans out of work, according to a new study by the American Consumer Institute. Often these regulations are passed with the intention of helping people find work, […]

USPS’ Year-end Financials Signify the Greatest Challenge yet for its New Leadership

Today, the U.S. Postal Service issued its FY 2019 financial results – a report laden with distressing, yet unsurprising news. The USPS’s latest annual loss of $8.8 billion marks the federal agency’s largest since 2012 when its red ink grew by $15.9 billion. The USPS’ total losses since the current Postal Service law, the Postal […]