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Alan Daley is a writer for The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research, a nonprofit educational and research group. He is currently retired, after working in the tech community, including a startup small business.


Self-Appointed Food Police Think Additional Taxation On Sugary Beverages Is Smart. It's Not

op-ed | Alan Daley
'Some local politicians think consumers are neither smart enough nor disciplined enough to make their own food choices'

Consumers Are Getting The Bang Stolen From Their Buck With State Regulations

op-ed | Alan Daley
Regulations have become engorged

Let's Stop State Kleptocrats From BRAZENLY FILCHING Infrastructure Funding

op-ed | Alan Daley
No fund is too small for a state government to snatch

Why Are Some Regulators Tempted To Fix What’s Not Broken?

Opinion | Alan Daley
'STB has recently been reverting to ICC tendencies of unjustified regulations'

EU Biased Against US Tech Firms? Or Just Tech Envy?

Opinion | Alan Daley
Dominance is always on the mind of EU regulators.

Time To End Net Neutrality

Opinion | Alan Daley
The new FCC needs to encourage product differentiation, competition and network investment.

Can A Manufacturing Revival Be Fueled By Tax Reform And Robots?

Opinion | Alan Daley
This import tax might create a slim advantage in that will help U.S. employment and economy grow.

The EU Doesn't Hold Itself To Its Own Privacy Standards

Opinion | Alan Daley
the EU should start by criticizing its own surveillance of its own citizens.

Wireless Taxes And Economic Sins Against Consumers

Opinion | Alan Daley
Consumers deserve better when it comes to staying connected.

The Set Top Box Hustle

Opinion | Alan Daley
Perhaps the FCC has caught the White House’s executive privilege pretensions?

When It's Your Turn To Be Hacked

Opinion | Alan Daley
If a website demands personal information before it will let you use its services, check the end user license.

An Epidemic Of 'The Dog Ate My Emails'

Opinion | Alan Daley
From the IRS to Hillary Clinton, everybody seems to be conveniently losing emails

The FCC Keeps Moving The Broadband Goalposts

Opinion | Alan Daley
The agency is blaming ISPs for the shortage because they did not build out “broadband” to all remote areas.

New Security Laws Have Built-In Conflicts

Opinion | Alan Daley
The U.S., UK, and EU all have new privacy regimes that don't mesh

A Worthy Replacement For The Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Opinion | Alan Daley
The Email Privacy Act seems to be a welcome step forward in protecting our privacy without hobbling law enforcement

Does The IRS Mistreat Taxpayers?

Opinion | Alan Daley
The IRS will not refocus to its core mission and halt its mistreatment of taxpayers without a new leader

Consumers Need More Radio Spectrum

Opinion | Alan Daley
The date is overdue for the auctioning of 95 megahertz that NTIA already admitted was surplus to government needs.

An Arrogant, Ragingly Partisan EPA

Opinion | Alan Daley
The EPA does not limit its pretensions of omniscience to issues of energy.

'Soon To Retire' Taxpayers In The Crosshairs

Opinion | Alan Daley
The Social Security Disability program had 6.6 million beneficiaries in 2006, but grew to 9 million at end of Dec 2014

$3.3 Billion That Belongs To The Public

Opinion | Alan Daley
The FCC now must block Dish’s improper claim of $3.3 billion in funds the pubic earned by selling its spectrum.

A Second Attempt At Privacy And Justice: Pass The LEADS Act

Opinion | Alan Daley
The DOJ shouldn't force companies to do their dirty work abroad.

Oxfam Joins The Global Warming Shakedown

Opinion | Alan Daley
Asking countries to change their food production techniques runs against solving global hunger.

Net Neutrality: A Seductive Political Euphemism

Opinion | Alan Daley
Policymakers should avoid pushing unconstitutional populist hobbyhorses.

Net Neutrality: A Light At The End Of The Pipe?

Opinion | Alan Daley
The FCC could have new rules by the end of the year.

Mugged by the ticket cartel gatekeepers

Opinion | Alan Daley
DOJ estimated Live Nation's market share at 83 percent

New Jersey colludes with the auto dealer cartel in blocking Tesla from direct sales

Opinion | Alan Daley
The public trusts car salesmen and politicians the least, so Tesla has a lot to gain by fighting them.

Food is the new tobacco, for big class-action payouts

Opinion | Alan Daley
'Court awards based on the tie between food and ill-health are the payoff for many state attorneys'

Since when do we coddle cartels?

Opinion | Alan Daley
The sugar lobby makes a bag of the sweet stuff cost a dollar more at the grocery store.

The heavy hand of Google

Opinion | Alan Daley
The company blocking Microsoft's YouTube app is all about mobile search traffic competition

Don't tax the Internet -- ever

Opinion | Alan Daley
Sens. Wyden and Thune are right to protect consumers from budgetary caprice.


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