Lobbyist Greed and Political Pork are Infecting the Next Coronavirus Stimulus Package

The White House and both sides of the aisle in Congress are rushing to put together a stimulus package to limit the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the full extent of the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis is yet to be determined, the global economy is facing dramatic turbulence. 72% of Americans […]

The Economic Standard: Federal Interference Blocking Renewable Energy

Wind power has gradually become the leading source of renewable energy in the United States. With strong consumer demand for lower carbon energy and new technology lowering the price of production, wind power now rivals solar and fossil fuels on cost. Despite wind’s success, conflicting federal policies are picking winners and losers in the industry while fleecing taxpayers through […]

States Should Follow Arizona’s Occupational Licensing Reform

Over 750 people now have jobs in Arizona because of universal occupational licensing. In a report from the Goldwater Institute, after Arizona passed a bill last year that recognizes out-of-state occupational licensing, workers that moved into the Grand Canyon State were able to find work without having to retrain for a professional license. While this […]

The Economic Standard: How Charter Schools Could Lower Your Property Tax

In Idaho, residents are concerned with rising property taxes, pushing legislators to consider freezing them all together. Meanwhile in Greenville, North Carolina residents are worried about reappraisals that are also raising property taxes. Yet, the solution to lower property taxes should be no mystery. With 30 percent of property taxes going towards education, residents would […]

The Sun: What Can the U.S. Learn from Other Countries Regarding Soda Taxes?

New research from the American Consumer Institute shows that soda taxes are anything but sweet. Growing in popularity among politicians to curb consumption, it turns out soda taxes do little to promote public health. Far worse, soda taxes are regressive, disproportionately hurting poor people the most. As cities like Washington D.C. look to enact their […]

ACI Joins Coalition in Support of the CFO Vision Act

Total, ACI joined the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity, Center for a Free Economy and Center for Freedom and Prosperity to send a letter to Congress applauding the introduction of the CFO Vision Act of 2020. The proposed legislation seeks to improve the financial responsibility and accountability of federal agencies. You can read the […]

Townhall: Will the Census be a Wakeup Call to High Taxes?

Across the nation, people are fleeing states like Illinois and New York for greener pastures. In the last year alone, the Northeast lost around 300,000 people due to migration while the Southern states gained around a million residents. Apart from looking for a better climate, high taxes have caused many Americans to consider moving. Now, […]

New Study: Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages — A Policy Failure

Since 2014, eight U.S. cities have implemented sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes. Several other cities and states are contemplating similar measures. SSB taxes are intended to curb sugar consumption and improve public health, but policymakers too often ignore the unintended consequences these measures provoke. This ConsumerGram examines the effects of SSB taxes, including their disproportionate impact […]

The Economic Standard: How Tariffs Will Lead to Fewer Kids Playing Tabletop Games

The Trump administration recently announced that video game consoles will not be subject to the upcoming tariffs. While this might be good news for companies like Sony and Microsoft, the same benefit will not be extended to tabletop games. With increased prices on tabletop games, parents are indirectly encouraged to buy video games for their children, which […]

Daily Caller: Tariffs Haven’t Helped Americans This Christmas Season

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 […]