Hill’s Congress Blog: The Third Circuit Shows It Lives in Another era with ruling on Media Ownership

In a 2-1 decision last week, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals squashed recent efforts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deregulate media ownership rules, which would have allowed local news outlets across the country to adapt and thrive. Instead, a 40-year-old rule restricting cross-ownership of a newspaper and TV station in the […]

Inside Sources: Scrapping Predictive Scheduling Laws Would be a Holiday Miracle

Predictive scheduling regulations, laws that regulate how businesses schedule work shifts for their employees, are on the rise across America. Rather than helping workers, they are capping their earning power and imposing unnecessary costs on businesses and consumers. As employees and shoppers begin to gear up for the busy festive season, a time when many […]

Real Clear Public Affairs: California’s Occupational Licensing Laws Cost Consumers and Businesses Billions

For the benefit of consumers, entrepreneurs, and workers, state legislators need to pare back occupational licensing regulations. These cruel rules target the most vulnerable in society and burden consumers with artificially high costs. To read this op-ed, visit Real Clear Public Affairs.  

ACI Applauds the Court Decision to Uphold Rules for an Open and Free Internet

The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on the Mozilla v. FCC case: “Today, the D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC’s latest order to keep an open and free Internet, instead of reverting back to onerous 1930’s […]

California’s Occupational Licensing Laws Cost Consumers and Businesses Billions

California is one of the most regulated states when it comes to occupational licensing. It is estimated that more than 20% of Californian workers need to acquire a license before they can even step into the workplace. Rather than protecting the public, these laws drive up costs for both businesses and consumers—while punishing the poor. […]

Capital Hill Event: Drug Pricing Policy Prescriptions for 2020

On September 25, 2019, the American Consumer Institute held a policy briefing called “Pricing Policy Prescriptions for 2020: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” The event included guest speaker John Fund, along with the following policy experts: Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research at the American Consumer Institute (moderating); Robert Graboyes is a Senior […]

Targeting E-cigarette Flavors is Blaming the Wrong Suspect

Over the last half-decade, vaping has helped reduce tobacco harm more than any other intervention. The FDA’s sweeping, knee-jerk policy change ignores the evidence and threatens to put lives at risk. Reducing the availability of flavored e-cigarettes will impose high costs on smokers while doing little to reduce vaping among teens. You can read this […]