For much of the 20th century, crippling regulations prevented the American freight rail industry from operating at anything more than substantial losses. By 1980, the entire industry was on the brink of bankruptcy, and consumers were forced to absorb higher prices. But since then, regulatory reform has paved the way for a booming rail industry, […]
Recently, a wireless provider announced that they will begin a new program allowing websites to pay for their users’ data consumption, rather than it being charged against a customer’s data plan. According to the plan, an AT&T customer surfing the web on their AT&T iPhone and visiting a participating website or app would not be counted for […]
Randy May has written an excellent blog on famed economist Alfred Kahn, who passed away last week. Kahn, a democrat, was instrumental in deregulation policy that has lead to tens of billions of dollars of annual economic benefits to consumers. Here is Randy’s blog.
Google is trialing a new service that could produce significant benefits for consumers. It is called GOOG-411, a free telephone information services. Like calling information services to get a telephone number, consumers can dial 1-800-GOOG411 to get a business listing and then to be automatically connected – at no charge. The service appears to work […]