FDA’s Decision to Ban JUUL E-cigarettes Will Jeopardize American Lives

Today’s announcement by the FDA that JUUL’s vaping products will be ordered off the market is another stark reminder of the agency’s forgotten mission to protect the health of American consumers. The scientific evidence clearly shows that e-cigarettes and vaping products, while not totally safe, are 95% safer than combustible tobacco products and twice as […]

New Report Highlights Dangers of Congressional Antitrust Action

In a period of deep partisan division, a bipartisan consensus seems to have developed between Republicans and Democrats regarding big tech. Elected representatives from both parties have proposed new laws that, if enacted, would rewrite America’s antitrust laws in a way that would combat the perceived malignant influence of big tech companies and prevent them […]

Inside Sources: Digital Platform Definition Blurs Lines — and Eyeliners

The misconstrued hostility toward big tech has spurred action in Washington and numerous proposals that would fundamentally alter how these companies operate. Current proposals, notably the Platform Choice and Opportunity Act(PCOA) and American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA), exclusively target Amazon, Meta, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple by designating them as covered platforms and imposing significant restrictions on […]

Antitrust Bill Could Disrupt Video Streaming

Just like the public at large, lawmakers and regulators in Washington are taking an increasingly tough line against big tech platforms and their business practices which are regularly decried as anticompetitive and anti-consumer. These concerns have led to proposals that would rewrite America’s antitrust laws and prohibit many practices that have generated substantial consumer welfare. […]

ACI Report Warns Against Reforming the Tech Landscape

Washington D.C., February 4, 2022 — Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released the first report in a series that explores the policy implications of lawmakers embracing techlash and reforming America’s antitrust laws in a way that alters how big tech firms operate. The report, coauthored by Krisztina Pusok and Edward Longe, outlines the substantial […]

The Economic Standard: Policymakers Must Recognize Mergers Can Benefit Consumers

The principal battlefield in Washington’s war on big tech is mergers and acquisitions. Throughout 2021, lawmakers from both parties and antitrust enforcers at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have taken increasingly aggressive steps to block proposed mergers and acquisitions as well as retroactively attempt to break up previously approved ones. While an […]

Town Hall: DOJ Gets a New Anti-Consumer Trustbuster

The confirmation of Jonathan Kanter to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division completes a progressive takeover of antitrust enforcement. Kanter’s past views and activities in the realm of antitrust provide further evidence that Washington will continue its assault on big tech and enshrine big is bad into law. Unfortunately, moving away from the consumer welfare standard […]

Town Hall: New York Should Ditch “Big Is Bad”

While much of the political attention around antitrust reform has centered on the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, legislators at the state level are also proposing punitive reforms that continue to articulate an outdated presumption that “big is bad.” New York, the state home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, is currently considering antitrust legislation to enshrine “big is […]

Real Clear Policy: Want Prosperity? Loosen Restrictions on Foreign Workers

While undocumented immigrants pour across the U.S. Southern boarder, many very educated and talented foreign workers, some already employed in the U.S., are being turned away because of a low cap on H1B visas and restrictions on green cards. With a major shortage of STEM graduates in the and tens of thousands of unfilled tech […]