Departed FTC Commissioners Should Not Have a Commission Vote

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.

Coalition Letter Opposing FCC Nomination

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 […]

Does CHEGG Deserve a Pass?

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. […]

Coalition Tells Congress: Say “No” to Price Controls

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.

Minneapolis’s Proposed Ordinance Would Undercut Food Delivery Services

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 […]

ACI Files Testimony with The Department of Education Regarding Proprietary Colleges

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 […]

New Study: Discriminatory Regulations in Higher Education and the Role of Proprietary Colleges

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 […]

Coalition Group Calls on U.S. to Provide International Leadership on Tobacco Harm Reduction

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. […]