ACI Files Comments with FTC and DOJ on Their Request for Information on Merger Enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) are seeking information on how the agencies can modernize enforcement of the antitrust laws regarding mergers. Today, ACI filed its comments for this request for Information — available here.

New Report Highlights Dangers of Congressional Antitrust Action

In a period of deep partisan division, a bipartisan consensus seems to have developed between Republicans and Democrats regarding big tech. Elected representatives from both parties have proposed new laws that, if enacted, would rewrite America’s antitrust laws in a way that would combat the perceived malignant influence of big tech companies and prevent them […]

The Senate Stands Up for Worker Freedoms

At the end of March, the United States Senate rejected the nomination of Dr. David Weil to head the Department of Labor’s Hour and Wage Division. Senators Manchin (D-WV), Kelly (D-AZ), and Sinema joined all Senate Republicans in rejecting the nomination. Had Dr. Weil’s nomination been successful, he would have returned to a position he […]

Green Card Recapture is Vital to U.S. Tech and Innovation

Every year, thousands of foreign workers apply for a U.S. employment-based green card that, if issued, would allow them to live and work permanently in the United States. Despite demand constantly exceeding congressionally imposed caps and a backlog that stretches decades, almost 80,000 employment-based green cards were wasted last year, and current law prohibits United […]

Ignore the Union Siren Song

Last week, labor organizers at an Amazon fulfillment center in New York pulled off what many thought was impossible; the successful unionization of workers at a company known for its deep hostility to trade unions. However, while left-leaning politicians celebrated the outcome of the vote, the slim margin of victory of just 523 votes and 57% turnout did not […]

Real Clear Policy: States are Imperiling Consumers’ Online Safety

Legislative efforts to rein in online application stores currently exist on two planes. At the federal level lawmakers are considering the Open App Market App Act. While cracking down on how online application stores like Apple and Google operate may follow a broader public and political trend of attacking big tech companies, these bills could inadvertently expose […]

New Report Highlights Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the past few years, lawmakers from across the political spectrum have lined up to condemn mergers and acquisitions. For example, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chair of the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee, warned, “today, we’re increasingly seeing companies choose to buy their rivals rather than compete.” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) echoed Senator Klobuchar’s concerns, claiming, […]

The Economic Standard: New Report Highlights Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the past few years, lawmakers from across the political spectrum have lined up to condemn mergers and acquisitions. For example, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chair of the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee, warned, “today, we’re increasingly seeing companies choose to buy their rivals rather than compete.” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) echoed Senator Klobuchar’s concerns, claiming, […]

The American Consumer Institute Releases Policy Brief Highlighting the Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions

Washington, DC – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a policy brief highlighting the importance of mergers and acquisitions to the tech ecosystem. This brief comes in response to the growing prominence of techlash in America and Congress’ consideration of bills that seek to limit mergers and acquisitions and fundamentally alter how the industry […]

Inside Sources: Digital Platform Definition Blurs Lines — and Eyeliners

The misconstrued hostility toward big tech has spurred action in Washington and numerous proposals that would fundamentally alter how these companies operate. Current proposals, notably the Platform Choice and Opportunity Act(PCOA) and American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA), exclusively target Amazon, Meta, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple by designating them as covered platforms and imposing significant restrictions on […]