California: The Digital Divide and Approaches to Securing Telecommunications During Crisis

By: Joseph Woodson California’s Digital Divide From day to day transactions to disaster preparedness, our modern society increasingly relies on internet access.[1] In 2017, 74% of households in California had broadband subscriptions, while 90% of households in California reported using the internet in some lesser form (such as mobile service, friendly hotspots, antiquated dial-up connections, … Continue reading California: The Digital Divide and Approaches to Securing Telecommunications During Crisis

Corporate America and the Status Quo: Minor Concessions in the Face of Revolutionary Demands

By: Ridgeway Woulfe Remove the racist nickname of the Washington football team. Acknowledge black lives matter. Address blackface in a real way. Recognize the disparity in police tactics regarding race. Allow and support peaceful protest. Stop whitewashing in the media. Stop honoring the confederacy. A lot is changing it seems. Society is ceding to demands … Continue reading Corporate America and the Status Quo: Minor Concessions in the Face of Revolutionary Demands

San Diego: Internet Access Challenges Slowing Disaster Relief Efforts

By: Joseph Woodson For many, internet access allowed life to proceed through online formats during the COVID-19 pandemic. For others, transitioning to relying on internet access comes with many challenges. Internet access challenges include too many siblings on a shared network, inability to pay utility bills, service outages, etc. Lacking internet access causes more hardship … Continue reading San Diego: Internet Access Challenges Slowing Disaster Relief Efforts

Women Leaders Faring Better Than Men—How COVID-19 Could Be a Revolutionary Opportunity for Women

By: Katie Wotherspoon The coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down—but could this shift be an incredible opportunity for women? There are numerous COVID-19 concerns that disenfranchise women, yet there may be a glimmer of hope stemming from leaders who are successfully battling various COVID-19 concerns. Although women are disadvantaged by the coronavirus because of … Continue reading Women Leaders Faring Better Than Men—How COVID-19 Could Be a Revolutionary Opportunity for Women

IRS Funding Cuts Encourages Tax Evasion, Fraud, and Poor-Quality Service

By: Robert Bryson A well-funded IRS discourages fraud, ensures companies compete under the same rules, and provides quality information and service to worried taxpayers. Since 2008, the IRS budget has declined 20% from approximately $14 billion to $11.135 billion.[1] In that time, personnel levels have dropped 20% while the IRS has contended with a 9% … Continue reading IRS Funding Cuts Encourages Tax Evasion, Fraud, and Poor-Quality Service

PIAC Comments on Dishwasher Petition; Docket No. EERE-2018-BT-STD-0005-0001

The Public Interest Advocacy Collaborative (PIAC) respectfully submits to the Department of Energy (DOE) the following comments in opposition of the Dishwasher Petition the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed on March 21, 2018; Docket No. EERE-2018-BT-SDT-0005-0001; 83 Fed. Reg. 17768 (April 24, 2018). PIAC Supports AHAM’s Caution Against Inventing a New Class of Dishwasher PIAC … Continue reading PIAC Comments on Dishwasher Petition; Docket No. EERE-2018-BT-STD-0005-0001