REAL CLEAR HEALTH: Price Controls Would Stifle Innovation, Reduce Access

Americans are right to be concerned about the high out-of-pocket costs of pharmaceuticals. But targeting America’s free enterprise system is the wrong solution. Putting bureaucrats abroad in charge of deciding how our drug market operates may save some money now, but it’ll hurt consumers in the long-run. This op-ed, published in Real Clear Health, explains […]

ACI Joins an International Coalition Letter Against the Recent G20 Digital Tax Proposal

With 39 organizations from 19 countries having signed, this coaltion letter sends a strong message that the international community understands that this is a tax that will reduce innovation, increase costs upon consumers and small businesses, and substantially weaken the global economy. You can read the letter here — in English or in Spanish.   […]

Lighter Penalties for Illegal Streaming Reduces Artists’ Revenue and Hurts Consumers

A loophole in federal law treats some forms of online copyright infringement far more leniently than others, hurting both producers and consumers of music, movies, TV shows, and other creative content. Under current law, downloading copyright-infringing digital material is a federal felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, while […]

The Future Technological Advances of Quantum Computing – It’s Worth the Wait

Quantum computing (QC) offers the possibility of super-fast execution of digital algorithms. QC is not so much a replacement for conventional computers as a replacement for today’s supercomputers. QC is expected to provide great value in commercial computing for applications such as pharmaceuticals design, stock price prediction, password cracking and for decrypting encrypted messages when […]

5G Won’t Ruin Your Weather Forecast

The FCC is continuing to move quickly to free up spectrum for use by next-generation 5G networks that promise to deliver blazing fast speeds and usher in transformative new technologies. Unfortunately, misleading claims by some government officials could delay 5G’s rollout, depriving consumers of an estimated $1.8 trillion in benefits and endangering America’s leadership in […]

Over-Regulating Silicone Could Devastate the Consumer Electronics Market

As “Silicon Valley” has grown into a household term, it’s become easier to take for granted one of the most important family of chemicals used in electronics today: silicones. Silicones’ contributions to and use in the electronics industry are vast. But now, regulatory threats to silicones have emerged abroad. Given their value, it’s dismaying to […]

Can You See Me Now?

Once again, it’s graduation season with the parties, the ceremonies and the yearbooks (are yearbooks still available in hard copy?). I recall elementary school class pictures where we lined up in rows sorted by height. In high school the lineup was less orderly, and many skipped class pictures at college graduation because we had places […]

Closing the Streaming Loophole Would Benefit Consumers

Illegally downloading copyrighted material is a federal felony but streaming the exact same content over the internet is only a misdemeanor and carries much lighter penalties. Despite the fact that broad access to faster, cheaper internet connections has spurred tremendous growth in the streaming of copyright-infringing content, which now accounts for the majority of piracy […]

Coalition Sends a Letter to the FCC Calling for Expanding the Flexible Use of Spectrum

To a coalition of groups, consisting of the American Consumer Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Tech Freedom, Lincoln Network, Competitive Enterprise Institute and R-Street Institute, filed a letter with the FCC today.  The letter calls for using the secondary market to speed the allocation of C-Band spectrum — 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band — in order […]

The Hill: Mobile 5G carriers need more spectrum — let the C-Band Alliance sell them some

There’s not much time left for the U.S. to take decisive steps toward winning the race to 5G. Approving the CBA proposal is the fastest way to get services developed in the U.S., keep the U.S. on track to be a world leader in 5G, and heighten competition between wireless, cable, and fiber broadband services. […]