Real Clear Policy: Congress — Pass a Federal Data Law

In the first six months of 2021, there were 1,767 data breaches reported across the globe, exposing over 18 billion records. To contextualize that number, more records were exposed in six months than people on earth. Data breaches not only compromise consumers’ and businesses’ financial situations, but they can also lead to unnecessary stress and […]

Real Clear Policy: Antitrust Bill Will Undermine Competition & Choice

Rather than creating a punitive regulatory environment, lawmakers would be wise to craft legislation that incentivizes tech platforms to compete and innovate with each other, so that consumers are able to reap the significant benefits tech platforms can provide. Not doing so will only represent Washington’s failure to protect consumers. This full article can be […]

The Economic Standard: Antitrust Reform Would Harm Workers, Not Help Them

n the minds of some politicians, it seems there is not a social problem antitrust reform cannot solve. Most recently, Democrats and Republicans in Washington have expressed a belief that breaking up large companies will enhance conditions for working Americans. This erroneous view was clearly displayed during the latest House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing entitled 21st […]

Townhall: Build Back Better Promises Economic Recovery – But at What Cost?

The short- and long-term ramifications of the Build Back Better Act’s provisions are worrisome. The ambitious intent to create jobs and lower costs for working families, if enacted, would be overshadowed by the long-term burdens American consumers and the economy would be subjected to. This op-ed is available at the Townhall.

Labor Law Reform Should Boost Job Opportunity and Worker Choice, Not Damage It – with Patrice Onwuka

Proposed labor reforms like the PRO Act seek to radically transform parts of the economy and reshape the American workplace. But they do so by boosting unions’ power at the expense of workers and job creators. In this episode, Patrice Onwuka, the director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum, and […]

Coalition Letter to Congress on National Flood Program

A coalition letter send a letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representative leadership in support of public policies to improve the flood resilience of homes and within communities. In particularly, the letter endorsed efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to modernize the rate-setting system of the National Flood Insurance Program. The entire […]

Inside Sources: STEP Act is a Step in the Wrong Direction

While the STEP Act is driven by populist desires to tax the rich and ensure the wealthy pay their fair share, Congress should perhaps first consider whom the proposals hurt and whom they benefit. While the measure will undoubtedly raise revenues for the federal government, the bill’s ramifications will undoubtedly hurt the wider economy, with […]

ACI Launches the Academic Integrity Project to End Systematic Cheating on College Campuses

Today, The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) launched the Academic Integrity Project, which will bring attention to systemic cheating on college campuses and urge policymakers and educators to put a stop to it. ACI is a nonprofit institute based in Washington, D.C., founded with the purpose to promote consumer welfare by improving […]

Closing the Rural Broadband Gap: A Dive Into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan – with Ajit Pai

The Senate recently passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan $1 trillion investment in the country’s physical infrastructure, which allocates $65 billion in broadband spending and is awaiting action by the House. In this episode, Kris Pusok sits down with former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, to discuss what this […]

ACI Sends a Letter To Senator Grassley: Don’t Undermine Consumer Welfare

Senator Grassley and Members of Congress: We appreciate your efforts and careful attention to antitrust and other competition related issues with technology companies. While we support antitrust scrutiny to promote competitive behavior, as long-time supporters of free markets and free expression, we are concerned to see drastic antitrust reform proposals that completely overlook consumer welfare […]