ITIF Publication, Events and News Articles http://www.itif.org/all/feed en Crypto Wars 2.0: Has the United States Abandoned the Policy of "Secure by Design"? http://www.itif.org/events/crypto-wars-20-has-united-states-abandoned-policy-secure-design <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>A number of global government leaders including President Obama and UK Prime Minister Cameron have suggested that companies should not create products so secure that the governments cannot gain access. FBI Director James Comey has gone so far as to criticize companies that build consumer devices designed without back doors to allow law enforcement access, and one Department of Justice official has labeled devices with strong encryption a "zone of lawlessness." These statements reflect a deep disconnect between ongoing efforts, including within the federal government, to build ever more secure systems for private data and attempts by those in the intelligence community and law enforcement to circumvent these security countermeasures. Moreover, they reflect a significant threat to the future economic success of the U.S. tech industry since foreign competitors are likely to offer more secure alternatives to the global market.&nbsp;</p> <p>While the Crypto Wars of the 1990's may be over, there are clearly more battles ahead. Join ITIF for a panel to discuss how these proposed policies will affect consumers’ privacy and security, the implications for the U.S. tech sector, and alternative policy options that might strike a better balance the needs of law enforcement and robust security practices.</p><p>This event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules. It will also be live webcast and recorded.&nbsp;</p> <p>Additional panelists to be announced.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6454 </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Privacy Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6454 at http://www.itif.org How Technology is Reshaping the World Economy http://www.itif.org/events/how-technology-reshaping-world-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join ITIF for discussion of a thought-provoking new report,&nbsp;<em style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6666669845581px;"><a href="https://www.sc.com/en/news-and-media/news/global/2015-01-19-technology-reshaping-the-global-economy.html" target="_blank">Technology: Reshaping the Global Economy</a></em>, by Standard Chartered, which assesses the impact transformative digital technologies—including mobile, big data, robotics, 3D-printing, and artificial intelligence—will have on the development strategies of both emerging and developed economies. The report articulates the significant impacts digital technologies will have on business strategy and public policy, documenting how they will reshape developing countries’ roles in the global production system and can help developed nations avoid secular stagnation. The report clearly rejects the notion that productivity-enhancing technologies will engender mass unemployment and it forcefully makes the case that—for all nations—it is the adoption, not production, of technology that matters most. The report argues governments should therefore focus on creating conditions for effective adoption rather than try to create their own technology leaders. It concludes with policy recommendations all nations can apply to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies to their economies.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6443 </div> </div> </div> Productivity Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6443 at http://www.itif.org China’s Hundred Year Marathon with the United States http://www.itif.org/events/china-s-hundred-year-marathon-united-states <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>China is engaged in a secret one-hundred year marathon to overtake the United States in global economic and military might, with a goal to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power by 2049, argues Michael Pillsbury in a timely new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Hundred-Year-Marathon-Strategy-Superpower/dp/1627790101"><em>The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower</em></a><em>.</em> Pillsbury contends that U.S. economic, science, and trade policies have played a sometimes unwitting role in contributing to China’s ascent, and argues that the United States needs to implement a more competitive strategic response to China’s economic mercantilism “as it really is, and not as we might wish it to be.” Please join ITIF for a lively discussion regarding the current state of U.S.-China economic, trade, and national security relations and an exploration of how the U.S.-China competition can and should be structured to generate win-win outcome for both nations and the broader global economy.</p><p>Additional panelists to be announced.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6445 </div> </div> </div> Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6445 at http://www.itif.org President’s Proposed Legislation Could Deliver Crippling Blow to Data Economy http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/president-s-proposed-legislation-could-deliver-crippling-blow-data-economy Press Releases Privacy Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6515 at http://www.itif.org Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for National Institutes of Health http://www.itif.org/events/healthy-funding-ensuring-growing-and-predictable-budget-national-institutes-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>New Location:&nbsp;1105 Longworth House Office Building&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Despite the important role federally funded biomedical research plays in supporting the U.S. biomedical industry and advancing the discovery of cures for disease, funding for the National Institutes of Health declined by 22 percent in real terms between 2003 and 2013. Join&nbsp;the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and United for Medical Research (UMR) to discuss a new report,&nbsp;<em>Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for NIH,</em>&nbsp;offering suggestions for how Congress can use current budget practices to improve the stability and size of the NIH budget.&nbsp;</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6466 </div> </div> </div> Health IT Science and R&D Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:00 +0000 akey 6466 at http://www.itif.org Title II: Unwarranted, Unnecessary, Unhelpful http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/title-ii-unwarranted-unnecessary-unhelpful Press Releases Broadband Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6502 at http://www.itif.org New Report Highlights Alternative Approaches to Securing Predictable NIH Funding http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/new-report-highlights-alternative-approaches-securing-predictable-nih-funding Press Releases Science and R&D Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6509 at http://www.itif.org Agricultural Biotechnology: A Reality Check http://www.itif.org/publications/agricultural-biotechnology-reality-check <div> </div> <div> Val Giddings participated in the University of Maryland extension’s 2015 Agronomy Update. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/agricultural-biotechnology-reality-check#comments Life Sciences Presentations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6499 at http://www.itif.org Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for National Institutes of Health http://www.itif.org/publications/healthy-funding-ensuring-growing-and-predictable-budget-national-institutes-health <div> </div> <div> The National Institutes of Health needs greater resources and more funding stability. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/healthy-funding-ensuring-growing-and-predictable-budget-national-institutes-health#comments Science and R&D Reports Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6503 at http://www.itif.org Global IP Infringement’s Significant Cost to the U.S. Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/global-ip-infringement-s-significant-cost-us-economy <div> </div> <div> International infringement of U.S. intellectual property continues to take a significant toll on the U.S. economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/global-ip-infringement-s-significant-cost-us-economy#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6505 at http://www.itif.org Engineers’ View of Network Management, Specialized Services, and Net Neutrality http://www.itif.org/events/engineers-view-network-management-specialized-services-and-net-neutrality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>On the eve of the FCC vote on the legal framework of its Open Internet Order, ITIF gathers a panel of expert engineers to discuss their views on network management and net neutrality. Notably absent from the last year of net neutrality debate was a rigorous, scientific definition of terms. For example, what do we mean by a “fast lane”? Other questions will persist, regardless of the legal path the FCC chooses: What techniques or practices are involved in network management, and how should we determine if they are reasonable? Are there ways to ensure quality of service without negatively impacting other applications? What trade-offs are foreclosed by a rigid net neutrality regime? How should we approach regulation of specialized services, if at all?</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded. If you have any technical questions regarding the live webcast please email <a href="mailto:akey@itif.org" target="_blank">akey@itif.org</a>. Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are the best browsers to view the webcast. Another portal to view the webcast is <a href="www.dacast.com/viewer/videos/itif/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6428,6504 </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wireless Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 akey 6428 at http://www.itif.org ITIF President Robert Atkinson Testifies on “The Uncertain Future of the Internet” http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-president-robert-atkinson-testifies-uncertain-future-internet <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson testifies on the follies of Title II, and why instead we should seek bipartisan Congressional solution for smart network policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-president-robert-atkinson-testifies-uncertain-future-internet#comments Broadband Wireless Testimony and Filings Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6496 at http://www.itif.org Florida’s Cell Phone Tax Cut Could Help Reduce the Digital Divide http://www.itif.org/publications/florida-s-cell-phone-tax-cut-could-help-reduce-digital-divide <div> </div> <div> Florida&#039;s move to cut taxes on cellular services is a good step to help reduce the digital divide. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/florida-s-cell-phone-tax-cut-could-help-reduce-digital-divide#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6498 at http://www.itif.org The Importance of Cross-Border Data Flows for Traditional Industries http://www.itif.org/events/importance-cross-border-data-flows-traditional-industries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>New Location:&nbsp;</strong><strong>Microsoft Innovation &amp; Policy Center, 901 K Street NW</strong></p><p>The biggest beneficiaries of the data economy are not tech companies, but the thousands of firms in other industries—including retail, banking, mining, and manufacturing—that rely on data to conduct their global operations. Unfortunately, many countries are embracing protectionist policies that restrict data across their borders. In so doing, they are hampering their own domestic companies’ ability to engage in data-driven innovation.</p> <p>This event will feature the release of an ITIF report which explores how companies in traditional industries are gaining the benefits that cross-border data flows bring and recommends a strategy to address the protectionist policies that some countries have begun introducing. The event will feature a panel discussion to explore how the United States and like-minded countries can take a lead role in establishing trade policies that promote digital free trade by allowing companies to easily share data across borders.</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-event-related-publication"> <div class="field-label">Related Report (Publication):</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/cross-border-data-flows-enable-growth-all-industries">Cross-Border Data Flows Enable Growth in All Industries</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6422,6494,6481 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Trade Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6422 at http://www.itif.org Cross-Border Data Flows Enable Growth in All Industries http://www.itif.org/publications/cross-border-data-flows-enable-growth-all-industries <div> </div> <div> This report explores the many ways companies benefit from the free flow of data across borders and how to reduce barriers to these important data flows. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/cross-border-data-flows-enable-growth-all-industries#comments Internet Trade Reports Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6481 at http://www.itif.org Combating Protectionism in the Cloud http://www.itif.org/publications/combating-protectionism-cloud <div> </div> <div> Many countries are introducing data protectionist policies that limit the global economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/combating-protectionism-cloud#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6491 at http://www.itif.org A Policymaker's Guide to the GMO Controversies http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-guide-gmo-controversies <div> </div> <div> Unfounded fears surrounding GMOs distorts policy decision making. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-guide-gmo-controversies#comments Life Sciences Reports Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6477 at http://www.itif.org China’s Dangerous Digital Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-dangerous-digital-agenda <div> </div> <div> Europe and America should combine forces to combat Chinese techno-mercantilism. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-dangerous-digital-agenda#comments Developing Economies Internet Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6482 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Needs to be a Central Role in the Federal Budget http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-needs-be-central-role-federal-budget <div> </div> <div> The federal government can greatly enhance American manufacturing innovation and competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-needs-be-central-role-federal-budget#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6478 at http://www.itif.org The False Claim That Inequality Rose During the Great Recession http://www.itif.org/publications/false-claim-inequality-rose-during-great-recession <div> </div> <div> Notwithstanding claims to the contrary, income inequality has fallen, not increased, since the Great Recession. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/false-claim-inequality-rose-during-great-recession#comments Economic Theory Productivity Reports Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6462 at http://www.itif.org Anti-Consumer Effects of Laws Prohibiting Direct Distribution of Automobiles http://www.itif.org/publications/anti-consumer-effects-laws-prohibiting-direct-distribution-automobiles <div> </div> <div> Efforts to block sales of Tesla are bad for consumers and environment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/anti-consumer-effects-laws-prohibiting-direct-distribution-automobiles#comments State and Local Testimony and Filings Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6471 at http://www.itif.org IP Protection: Access To Medicine Is Important But So Is Its Continued Improvement http://www.itif.org/publications/ip-protection-access-medicine-important-so-its-continued-improvement <div> </div> <div> IP protection is essential to future medical innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/ip-protection-access-medicine-important-so-its-continued-improvement#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6472 at http://www.itif.org Measuring Inequality Trends During the Great Recession http://www.itif.org/publications/measuring-inequality-trends-during-great-recession <div> </div> <div> The richest 1 percent actually saw their incomes decline during the Great Recession. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/measuring-inequality-trends-during-great-recession#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6483 at http://www.itif.org Here’s What’s Good for Data in Obama’s 2016 Budget http://www.itif.org/publications/here-s-what-s-good-data-obama-s-2016-budget <div> </div> <div> The budget contains several major initiatives to promote data innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/here-s-what-s-good-data-obama-s-2016-budget#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6495 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Applauds Re-Introduction of LEADS Act http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-applauds-re-introduction-leads-act <p>WASHINGTON (Feb. 13, 2015) — Welcoming the announcement that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has re-introduced the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad (LEADS) Act to clarify how U.S. authorities can access data held overseas, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation today issued the following statement from Senior Analyst Daniel Castro:</p> <p><em>ITIF has been a </em><a href="http://www2.itif.org/2013-false-promise-data-nationalism.pdf"><em>leading voice</em></a><em> in the effort to establish international legal standards for government access to data. We need to settle questions of jurisdiction, establish rules of transparency, create better cooperation, and limit unnecessary government access to data on citizens of other countries.</em></p> <p><em>The LEADS Act takes a number of useful steps to modernize the rules around how U.S. authorities can gain access to electronic data. In particular, it clarifies that warrants issued by U.S. courts for data stored abroad only cover data that is in the account of an American.</em></p> <p><em>The LEADS Act would also improve and facilitate Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs), which are designed for law enforcement agencies to receive and provide assistance to their counterparts in other countries. Currently, government investigators complain that the existing MLAT process is too slow and cumbersome to meet their needs. This bill would lead to smarter law enforcement and better coordination across borders.</em></p> <p><em>Finally, by passing the LEADS Act, Congress will make clear to foreign countries that data localization and other barriers to the free flow of information across borders impede online innovation and are unnecessary to meet the needs of law enforcement. Many foreign countries have sought to inhibit the flow of information across borders with policies such as forcing companies to build data centers within their borders.</em></p> <p><em>Congress should move quickly to debate the LEADS Act to ensure U.S. firms remain competitive overseas and to establish high standards for protecting privacy and civil liberties.</em></p> Press Releases Privacy Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 admin 6469 at http://www.itif.org You’re Ruining It for the Rest of Us: Ecuador and Intellectual Property http://www.itif.org/publications/you-re-ruining-it-rest-us-ecuador-and-intellectual-property <div> </div> <div> In the past few years the IP environment inside Ecuador has deteriorated quite significantly. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/you-re-ruining-it-rest-us-ecuador-and-intellectual-property#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6467 at http://www.itif.org Telecoms in the Caribbean: Take the Long View http://www.itif.org/publications/telecoms-caribbean-take-long-view <div> </div> <div> Consolidation can be good for innovation and telecom consumers. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/telecoms-caribbean-take-long-view#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6473 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation on the Hill http://www.itif.org/events/energy-innovation-hill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-innovation-on-the-hill-tickets-15560159857 </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join the Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI), the Bipartisan Policy Center's American Energy Innovation Council, and the U.S.&nbsp;Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy&nbsp;for&nbsp;<em><strong>Energy Innovation on the Hill</strong></em>, an informal reception to showcase some of today's leading clean tech innovators fresh off of the annual Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Summit taking place the same week.</p><p><strong><em>Energy Innovation on the Hill</em></strong>&nbsp;provides a unique space to hear from and mingle with innovators, Congressional policymakers, and energy thinkers. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest innovative energy technologies and&nbsp;interact with energy researchers from SunPower, University of Tennessee, Wyss Institute at Harvard University, REL, Inc., Georgia Tech, and University of California Berkeley.&nbsp;</p><p>Cocktails and hors&nbsp;d'oeuvres&nbsp;will be served. This event conforms to all federal ethics requirements.<br /> <br /> We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an informative and enjoyable event! Please contact CCEI Executive Director Matthew Stepp (<a href="mailto:mstepp@itif.org">mstepp@itif.org</a>) with any questions. This reception is by invitation only.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6418 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:30:00 +0000 akey 6418 at http://www.itif.org New Administration Budget has Smart Proposals for Boosting R&D http://www.itif.org/publications/new-administration-budget-has-smart-proposals-boosting-rd <div> </div> <div> New budget proposal has the right idea for the R&amp;E tax credit. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-administration-budget-has-smart-proposals-boosting-rd#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6458 at http://www.itif.org The Intellectual Basis of Trade Policy Trench Warfare http://www.itif.org/events/intellectual-basis-trade-policy-trench-warfare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>At its core, trade policy is based in economics. And despite what many economists claim, economics is not a science. And, as with economics, intellectual approaches to the issue of trade differ substantially. These approaches reflect differences in economic doctrine among economists, policymakers and others. This event will discuss the three competing economic doctrines that shape the trade debate: the predominant neoclassical doctrine (NC), the oppositional neo-Keynesian doctrine (NK), and the emerging innovation economics (IE) doctrine, and the way that believing in one doctrine affects your beliefs about trade policy. Join ITIF for a conversation with an expert panel about the evolution of trade policy and economics.</p><p><br /> This event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-event-related-publication"> <div class="field-label">Related Report (Publication):</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/intellectual-basis-us-trade-policy-trench-warfare">The Intellectual Basis of U.S. Trade Policy Trench Warfare</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6396,6457,6397 </div> </div> </div> Trade Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6396 at http://www.itif.org Congress Should Not Undo Progress on Financial Data Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-should-not-undo-progress-financial-data-reform <div> </div> <div> Data can greatly improve financial reporting. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-should-not-undo-progress-financial-data-reform#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6452 at http://www.itif.org Advertisers Take Big Step Forward to Reduce Facilitating Piracy http://www.itif.org/publications/advertisers-take-big-step-forward-reduce-facilitating-piracy <div> </div> <div> Advertisers are taking steps to prevent their ads from appearing alongside unlicensed content. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/advertisers-take-big-step-forward-reduce-facilitating-piracy#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6468 at http://www.itif.org Rise of the (Foreign) Machines http://www.itif.org/publications/rise-foreign-machines <div> </div> <div> Robots are good for the economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rise-foreign-machines#comments Manufacturing Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6453 at http://www.itif.org American Innovation Under Structural Erosion and Global Pressures http://www.itif.org/publications/american-innovation-under-structural-erosion-and-global-pressures <div> </div> <div> U.S. global innovation leadership is faltering and in danger of flat lining. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/american-innovation-under-structural-erosion-and-global-pressures#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Reports Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6441 at http://www.itif.org Efforts to Block Tesla Win ITIF’s Luddite of the Year http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/efforts-block-tesla-win-itif-s-luddite-year Press Releases Competitiveness Economic Theory State and Local Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6440 at http://www.itif.org Renaissance in American Manufacturing? Not So Fast http://www.itif.org/publications/renaissance-american-manufacturing-not-so-fast <div> </div> <div> The notion that we are in an American manufacturing renaissance does not stand up to hard analysis of the facts. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/renaissance-american-manufacturing-not-so-fast#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6438 at http://www.itif.org The State of Innovation in the States 2014 http://www.itif.org/publications/state-innovation-states-2014 <div> </div> <div> The presentation contends that the great age of innovation is far from over, but that a faltering policy environment is preventing American innovation from reaching its true potential. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/state-innovation-states-2014#comments Presentations Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6427 at http://www.itif.org Don't Let States Make a Mess of Drone Laws http://www.itif.org/publications/dont-let-states-make-mess-drone-laws <div> </div> <div> The nascent drone industry needs clear rules so that states do not inadvertently hamper innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/dont-let-states-make-mess-drone-laws#comments State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6430 at http://www.itif.org Title II: an Unwarranted Reversal in Policy http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/title-ii-unwarranted-reversal-policy Press Releases Broadband Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6426 at http://www.itif.org A Lot of Private Sector Data is Also Used for Public Good http://www.itif.org/publications/lot-private-sector-data-also-used-public-good <div> </div> <div> Many still want to restrict the collection and use of data by the private sector, despite its various positive uses for public good. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/lot-private-sector-data-also-used-public-good#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6431 at http://www.itif.org Regulators Should Use Discretion to Promote Innovation, ITIF Argues http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/regulators-should-use-discretion-promote-innovation-itif-argues Press Releases Internet Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6420 at http://www.itif.org How and When Regulators Should Intervene http://www.itif.org/publications/how-and-when-regulators-should-intervene <div> </div> <div> This report proposes that as regulators contemplate weighing punitive actions on companies that they incorporate a typology based on the companies’ intent and the harm they caused. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-and-when-regulators-should-intervene#comments Internet Reports Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6417 at http://www.itif.org R&D Credits Essential for Competitiveness: New Evidence http://www.itif.org/publications/rd-credits-essential-competitiveness-new-evidence <div> </div> <div> A new paper shows R&amp;D tax breaks helped U.S. businesses stay ahead of international competition. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rd-credits-essential-competitiveness-new-evidence#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6421 at http://www.itif.org ITIF to FCC: Base the Definition of Broadband on Reality, Not Fantasy http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/itif-fcc-base-definition-broadband-reality-not-fantasy Press Releases Broadband Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6416 at http://www.itif.org The Foreign Investment Climate in China http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-investment-climate-china <div> </div> <div> Actions need to be taken to address China’s mercantilist practices. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-investment-climate-china#comments Developing Economies Testimony and Filings Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6407 at http://www.itif.org An Economics for Evolution http://www.itif.org/publications/economics-evolution <div> </div> <div> Evolutionary economic theory can greatly improve economic and public policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/economics-evolution#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6411 at http://www.itif.org FTC’s Internet of Things Report Misses the Mark http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/ftc-s-internet-things-report-misses-mark Press Releases Data Innovation Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6406 at http://www.itif.org Congress Needs to Prioritize TPA Passage http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-needs-prioritize-tpa-passage <div> </div> <div> One of the biggest priorities for the 114th Congress must be the passage of TPA. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-needs-prioritize-tpa-passage#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6408 at http://www.itif.org Global Trade Theory Needs an Upgrade http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/global-trade-theory-needs-upgrade Press Releases Trade Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6400 at http://www.itif.org The Intellectual Basis of U.S. Trade Policy Trench Warfare http://www.itif.org/publications/intellectual-basis-us-trade-policy-trench-warfare <div> </div> <div> This report describes and postulates the three competing economic doctrines that shape trade policy debates. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/intellectual-basis-us-trade-policy-trench-warfare#comments Trade Reports Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6397 at http://www.itif.org