Antitrust Legislation Repeats the Same Mistakes in Agriculture as in Tech

While federal antitrust efforts have been primarily focused on big tech platforms, a recent piece of legislation expands this focus to include large agriculture firms, colloquially known as big ag. Unfortunately, the same mistakes that plague proposed big tech legislation are being replicated in the new agriculture bill. Instead of codifying ‘big is bad’—whether in […]

The Economic Standard: New Congressional Effort to Crack Down on Big Tech

The past year has seen multiple attempts by Congressional leaders to pass antitrust bills that penalize big tech companies for their size, completely disregarding business conduct or the effects on consumers. The latest antitrust bill to be introduced comes from Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah, a known critic of big tech who has claimed large tech […]

The Economic Standard: Proposed Mergers Act Codifies Big Is Bad

Despite being an integral part of modern life, over a third of Americans support breaking up tech companies such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Moreover, public disapproval of the firms, known as techlash, is propelling legislative efforts that could limit many of the consumer benefits that these companies offer. One legislative reaction to techlash is […]

New Report Raises Concerns Over Congressional Action to Alter Antitrust Laws and Limit Self-Preferencing

Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a policy brief highlighting the potential impact the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) would have on big tech. This brief comes in response to the growing prominence of techlash in America and Congress’ consideration of bills that seek to ban and/or limit self-preferencing for select categories […]

Proposed Mergers Act Codifies Big Is Bad

Despite being an integral part of modern life, over a third of Americans support breaking up tech companies such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Moreover, public disapproval of the firms, known as techlash, is propelling legislative efforts that could limit many of the consumer benefits that these companies offer. One legislative reaction to techlash is […]

Real Clear Policy: States are Imperiling Consumers’ Online Safety

Legislative efforts to rein in online application stores currently exist on two planes. At the federal level lawmakers are considering the Open App Market App Act. While cracking down on how online application stores like Apple and Google operate may follow a broader public and political trend of attacking big tech companies, these bills could inadvertently expose […]

New Report Highlights Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the past few years, lawmakers from across the political spectrum have lined up to condemn mergers and acquisitions. For example, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chair of the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee, warned, “today, we’re increasingly seeing companies choose to buy their rivals rather than compete.” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) echoed Senator Klobuchar’s concerns, claiming, […]

The American Consumer Institute Releases Policy Brief Highlighting the Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions

Washington, DC – Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a policy brief highlighting the importance of mergers and acquisitions to the tech ecosystem. This brief comes in response to the growing prominence of techlash in America and Congress’ consideration of bills that seek to limit mergers and acquisitions and fundamentally alter how the industry […]