From October 1, 2021 to October 8, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) allowed the departed-Commissioner Rohit Chopra to vote via email as many as twenty times on Agency actions. The following coalition letter to Congress points to the lack of public transparency, calling for a Congressional investigation. That coalition letter is available online.
A coalition of think tanks and public policy experts sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to oppose the nomination of Gigi Sohn because of her radical partisan views. The letter says that the potential for Sohn to become chair of the FCC makes her nomination very concerning, because confirmation would jeopardize investment […]
The following is a statement from Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute: “In a recent Heard on the Street column (“Chegg Deserves a Pass”), Jinjoo Lee cites a strong balance sheet and significant international growth prospects as sources of confidence for investors in the wake of the company’s brutal third quarter earnings results. […]
Today, a large coalition of think tanks sent a letter to members of Congress opposing efforts to place artificial prices on prescription drugs. The letter explains that such price controls would lead to drug shortages, impede investment and innovation, and lead to worse outcomes for patients. The letter is available online.
The U.S. currently enjoys the largest and most productive freight rail network in the world. Yet, there seem to be growing efforts pushing to roll back this success and re-institute some of the same regulations that brought the railroad industry to the brink of collapse forty years ago. Joining me in this episode to discuss […]
The following is a statement from ACI Director, Krisztina Pusok, regarding the Minneapolis City Council’s proposed ordinance that would undercut food delivery services and economic recovery: “We are very concerned with the repercussions that the proposed ordinance 2021-00906 could have on consumers and restaurants in Minneapolis. The proposal, which would cap the fees third-party platforms can […]
Today, a coalition of think tanks submitted a letter to Congress urging them not to bailout the National Flood Insurance Program, but to make common-sense changes to the program. You can read the letter here.
As advocates for quality education and school choice for all Americans, we commend the Department’s efforts to safeguard the quality of educational options available to students. When it comes to considering any changes to the 90/10 rule, we urge you to consider the full extent of ramifications that could potentially be at odds with the […]
Discriminatory Regulations in Higher Education and the Role of Proprietary Colleges While proprietary higher-educational institutions are facing increased public and political scrutiny, those at the center of the debate ignore important empirical evidence that points to a broader function of these institutions in the American education system. This study examines the role proprietary colleges play in […]
Next Month, a U.S. delegation will participate in the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Today, ACI joined a coalition of groups calling on the U.S. delegation to provide leadership on tobacco harm reduction. In the letter, the coalition encourages the U.S. […]