ACI Joins a Coalition Opposing the DC Ban on Flavored Vaping

June 28, 2021The Council of the District of ColumbiaJohn A. Wilson Building1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20004 Dear Chairman Mendelson and Councilmembers: The undersigned civil rights, civil liberties, and free market organizations write to express our deep concerns regarding the Flavored Tobacco Product Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021 (B24-0020). Currently under consideration by the City […]

DC Should Prioritize Consumers, Not Big is Bad

On May 25, Washington D.C.’s Attorney General, Karl A. Racine, announced he filed a lawsuit against the tech giant Amazon for allegedly violating the district’s antitrust laws. In the press release following the filing, Racine claimed Amazon’s practices were “harming competition, stifling innovation, and illegally tilting the playing field in its favor.” Unfortunately for consumers […]

ACI Testimony Calls for Encouraging 5G Deployment in DC

ACI’s Director of Policy and Research, Dr. Krisztina Pusok, testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Transportation and Environment on the economic and consumer benefits of deploying wireless broadband (5G) technology in the city.  Her comments are available here.

Protectionist Barriers to Entry — Regulations Target Uber to Reduce Competition and Consumer Choice

Yesterday, the DC Taxi Commission held hearings on new regulations that would help to put a burgeoning startup company out of business, along with imposing massive hurdles that would stop any new business in the transportation industry getting off the ground.  The company being threatened is Uber, an innovative new company that allows users to […]

Crony Capitalism Means Higher Consumer Prices in DC

A couple of weeks ago, the Washington DC city council was considering a new measure that would protect the cab industry from competition by artificially inflating prices for consumers.  The legislation was aimed at stopping the spread of a new startup that’s spreading in cities across the country, and recently becoming very popular amongst those […]