New ACI Program to Measure Cost of Regulatory Waste

How much economic growth is lost by excessive regulation? What are the costs of permit delays? How many jobs are lost due to red tape? Regulatory impediments can substantially hinder opportunities for private enterprise to invest and compete, thereby reducing economic output, impeding private investment, slowing job creation, and raising consumer prices.  These hurdles contribute […]

Finance Expert Professor Andy Puckett Joins ACI

We are pleased to announced the addition of Professor Andy Puckett as a finance expert for the American Consumer Institute.  Dr. Puckett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance at the University of Tennessee.  He joined the University of Tennessee faculty in 2009 from the University of Missouri, where he taught investments to both […]

In Memoriam – Dr. Larry F. Darby

Dr. Darby was a senior fellow and board member of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research.  As president of Darby Associates, he advised a broad spectrum of clients on issues in broadcasting, cable television, domestic and foreign telephony, trade and technology, and domestic common carrier regulation.   He was an Adjunct Professor at […]

American Consumer Institute Declares Strong Focus on Florida Issues; Names Florida State University Professor as Research Fellow and Launches Florida Website

WASHINGTON – The American Consumer Institute (ACI) announced today that it is placing a strong focus on statewide issues in Florida for 2010.  The organization’s announcement comes after substantial review of a variety of state issues that affect the majority of Florida’s consumers, including property insurance and telecommunications.   ACI’s Center for Citizen Research has established […]