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BlackRock mustn’t mimic underperforming NYC pension funds

Earlier this year, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink released his annual letter to CEOs, in which he called for a greater focus on "societal impacts"...

One forgotten agency can curb alarming growth of regulation

The alarming growth of federal guidelines, directives and rules are outpacing the ability to effectively oversee their impact. Congress should empower OIRA to meet the challenge.

A Conversation with Senator Ron Wyden on Principled Bipartisanship Today

On March 20th, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined ACCF members and representatives from the business community for a conversation on "Principled Bipartisanship Today."

US must regain ground in nuclear energy

It’s time we had an honest conversation about America’s decaying nuclear infrastructure. Perry, the “all of the above” governor of Texas turned “energy dominance” secretary of energy, is just the right person to lead it.

U.S. trade relations

President Trump made his mark as a businessman prior to occupying the Oval Office and he often gives his sales pitch for America: The country is...

Op-Ed: Low-income Americans the biggest losers from Trump’s tariffs

President Trump announced his final decision on steel and aluminum tariffs. While it looks like we will have to wait for details on which countries and products will be covered, the president repeated his emphasis on fairness and that we might see further action on trade. However, the whole process has been alarming to American businesses and our major allies.

Divesting from Big Oil a tough sell — even in the...

The city's underfunded liabilities range from $65 billion to $142 billion, according to a report by the American Council for Capital Formation. Taxpayer contributions to the funds have also increased within that timeframe, from $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2002 to $9.3 billion in fiscal year 2017.

ACCF on Tariffs and Cohn Resignation

"Numb" is how ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield describes Washington's reaction to the resignation of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn. He also offers his political take on President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

How to Shape U.S. Infrastructure Policy

This special report first looks at the reasons for infrastructure investment and then sets the stage for steps that are crucial for successful infrastructure projects. Particular attention is paid to ways to use existing funds more effectively and to increase participation by the private sector. The paper concludes with alternative methods for financing and funding the country’s much needed infrastructure.

New York’s Pensions Should Focus On Financial Returns — Not Politics

Published in Investors' Business Daily

The recent push by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer to divest the city's pensions from fossil fuels is playing politics with retiree savings at a time when they can least afford it.

We can’t ‘reclaim our building heritage’ without cutting red tape

Published in The Hill

Overly burdensome red tape should never be a major factor in determining a project’s successful beginning.

At Davos, Trump can ensure ‘American First’ isn’t ‘America Alone’

Published in The Hill When German professor Klaus Schwab organized a meeting of European business leaders to discuss global management practices in Davos 47 years...

Prioritize trade, infrastructure to bolster tax reform gains

American businesses, big and small, started the New Year with renewed hope after long-awaited comprehensive tax reform became a reality in the final days...

Fox Business: Mark Bloomfield on State of Markets in Early 2018

On Fox Business FBNam Mark Bloomfield discusses the state of the markets in early 2018 and the early impacts of tax reform. Watch the latest...

A Conversation with CEA Chairman Kevin Hassett

On December 7, the ACCF hosted President Trump's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett for an in-depth conversation on tax reform.

Regulatory Improvements to Ensure Process Certainty: Ten Impactful Ideas

This paper is a result of a November 16, 2016 bipartisan roundtable discussion identifying ten specific issues and beginning the dialogue on finding solutions.