Letter to Indiana Legislators Explain Why a Proposed House Bill is Anti-Consumer

Members of the Indiana House Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development: As a non-partisan educational and research institute with the mission to promote consumer welfare, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) shares your goals of promoting competition in a free market. However, we are very concerned that passing HB 1109 (Wholesale Pricing of Nonalcoholic […]

When it Comes to Price Discrimination and Multi-Sided Markets, There is Lot to Learn from Google

This ConsumerGram discusses how Google uses near perfect price discrimination and multi-sided markets to profit on search advertising.  The ConsumerGram was written by Dr. Larry Darby, a former FCC Bureau Chief and Chief Economist, shortly before his passing last year.  Click here to download the entire piece — CG on multisided markets and price discrimination

Three ConsumerGrams: Internet Regulations Would Harm the Environment and Raise Consumer Prices

Three Consumers address: how Internet regulations would harm the environment, by reducing broadband access to telecomuting, teleconferencing, distance learning and other applications; how Internet regulations would reduce consumer welfare; and how regulations that limit price discrimination would harm consumers and reduce network investment.  To read ConsumerGrams click on the links below: On the envirnoment … nn-and-the-environment On […]