Blogs and Op-eds http://www.itif.org/articles en The Alternative to the Climate Nuclear Option is Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/alternative-climate-nuclear-option-innovation <div> </div> <div> The drastic economic cost of across-the-board deep decarbonization can be avoided. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/alternative-climate-nuclear-option-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6154 at http://www.itif.org New York should ensure “BitLicenses” are a Step Forward for Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/new-york-should-ensure-bitlicenses-are-step-forward-innovation <div> </div> <div> This accompanying blog summarizes ITIF&#039;s comments to the State of New York regarding their BitLicenses. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-york-should-ensure-bitlicenses-are-step-forward-innovation#comments Internet State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6151 at http://www.itif.org GMOs, Neonicotinoids, and Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: The Fish & Wildlife Service Brings a “Whole Foods” Approach to Wildlife While Shooting Itself in Our Foot http://www.itif.org/publications/gmos-neonicotinoids-and-aldo-leopold-s-land-ethic-fish-wildlife-service-brings-whole-fo <div> </div> <div> U.S. Fish &amp; Wildlife Service betrays it&#039;s conservationist legacy by adopting scientifically indefensible bans on modern farming techniques. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/gmos-neonicotinoids-and-aldo-leopold-s-land-ethic-fish-wildlife-service-brings-whole-fo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/gmos-neonicotinoids-and-aldo-leopold-s-land-ethic-fish-wildlife-service-brings-whole-fo#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6152 at http://www.itif.org Immigrant STEM Workers Increase Everyone’s Wages http://www.itif.org/publications/immigrant-stem-workers-increase-everyone-s-wages <div> </div> <div> New paper finds that STEM immigrants increase wages for workers of all skill levels. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/immigrant-stem-workers-increase-everyone-s-wages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/immigrant-stem-workers-increase-everyone-s-wages#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6137 at http://www.itif.org Trade Policy Manichaeism – Why the Trade Debate is Stuck and How to Move it Forward http://www.itif.org/publications/trade-policy-manichaeism-why-trade-debate-stuck-and-how-move-it-forward <div> </div> <div> We need to end unproductive arguments and focus on real reform. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/trade-policy-manichaeism-why-trade-debate-stuck-and-how-move-it-forward#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6130 at http://www.itif.org Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances http://www.itif.org/publications/healthcare-insurance-regs-must-keep-tech-advances <div> </div> <div> Health data use is being slowed by outdated rules. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/healthcare-insurance-regs-must-keep-tech-advances#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6131 at http://www.itif.org Should Washington Work to Slow the Loss of Manufacturing From Trade? http://www.itif.org/publications/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade <div> </div> <div> The answer is a resounding yes. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6132 at http://www.itif.org The Creative Cost of Piracy http://www.itif.org/publications/creative-cost-piracy <div> </div> <div> Lack of strong intellectual property protections is linked to low creativity. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/creative-cost-piracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/creative-cost-piracy#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6112 at http://www.itif.org U.S. is Blowing Opportunity Sky High http://www.itif.org/publications/us-blowing-opportunity-sky-high <div> </div> <div> Onerous rules are driving drone research, and money, overseas. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/us-blowing-opportunity-sky-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-blowing-opportunity-sky-high#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6108 at http://www.itif.org Leveraging ICTs to Bolster European Productivity and Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/leveraging-icts-bolster-european-productivity-and-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> Enhanced ICT use across all sectors, is key to boosting productivity. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/leveraging-icts-bolster-european-productivity-and-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/leveraging-icts-bolster-european-productivity-and-economic-growth#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6105 at http://www.itif.org Data is the Key to the Factory of the Future http://www.itif.org/publications/data-key-factory-future <div> </div> <div> Data innovation can support manufacturing competitiveness and growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-key-factory-future#comments Data Innovation Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6106 at http://www.itif.org How Immigration Policy Has Walled Off Silicon Valley http://www.itif.org/publications/how-immigration-policy-has-walled-silicon-valley <div> </div> <div> Restrictive immigration policies are holding Silicon Valley back. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-immigration-policy-has-walled-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-immigration-policy-has-walled-silicon-valley#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6098 at http://www.itif.org Modi's U.S. Visit a Prime Opportunity For A Relationship Reset http://www.itif.org/publications/modis-us-visit-prime-opportunity-relationship-reset <div> </div> <div> While there are positive signs works still needs to be done to improve U.S.-India relations. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/modis-us-visit-prime-opportunity-relationship-reset#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6096 at http://www.itif.org Spoiler Alert! Illegal Downloaders Steal Content Even When Legally Available http://www.itif.org/publications/spoiler-alert-illegal-downloaders-steal-content-even-when-legally-available <div> </div> <div> A study assessing the online availability of movies and TV finds that most are available legally. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/spoiler-alert-illegal-downloaders-steal-content-even-when-legally-available#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6091 at http://www.itif.org Can Mitigating Global Climate Change be a Free Lunch? http://www.itif.org/publications/can-mitigating-global-climate-change-be-free-lunch <div> </div> <div> There are short-term costs to transitioning to a low-carbon economy that can’t realistically be ignored. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/can-mitigating-global-climate-change-be-free-lunch#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6093 at http://www.itif.org Improving Manufacturing Education and Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/improving-manufacturing-education-and-innovation <div> </div> <div> The U.S. needs to enhance manufacturing innovation and education if it hopes to compete globally. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/improving-manufacturing-education-and-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/improving-manufacturing-education-and-innovation#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6097 at http://www.itif.org A Modi Administration Report Card on the Eve of His Visit to the United States http://www.itif.org/publications/modi-administration-report-card-eve-his-visit-united-states <div> </div> <div> What should be the future course of U.S.-India relations? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/modi-administration-report-card-eve-his-visit-united-states#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6070 at http://www.itif.org Time for the National Labs to Go Local http://www.itif.org/publications/time-national-labs-go-local <div> </div> <div> The labs can and should be a regional economic engine. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-national-labs-go-local" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-national-labs-go-local#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6077 at http://www.itif.org Department of Energy’s National Labs Can Also Be Regional Hubs http://www.itif.org/publications/department-energy-s-national-labs-can-also-be-regional-hubs <div> </div> <div> The National Labs can be regional economic engines. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/department-energy-s-national-labs-can-also-be-regional-hubs#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6071 at http://www.itif.org Driving Economic Evolution http://www.itif.org/publications/driving-economic-evolution <div> </div> <div> The U.S. economy is a constantly evolving, complex ecosystem. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/driving-economic-evolution#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6072 at http://www.itif.org The LEADS Act Presents a Path Forward for Cross-border Digital Searches http://www.itif.org/publications/leads-act-presents-path-forward-cross-border-digital-searches <div> </div> <div> Congress just introduced a path forward on cross-border digital searches. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/leads-act-presents-path-forward-cross-border-digital-searches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/leads-act-presents-path-forward-cross-border-digital-searches#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6066 at http://www.itif.org The Myth of 'Crony Capitalism' http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-crony-capitalism <div> </div> <div> Lumping all government support for business as bad is just plain wrong. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-crony-capitalism#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6056 at http://www.itif.org U.S. House of Representatives Passes RAMI Legislation http://www.itif.org/publications/us-house-representatives-passes-rami-legislation <div> </div> <div> Bill will greatly improve American innovation and competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-house-representatives-passes-rami-legislation#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6051 at http://www.itif.org Want a World-class Workforce? Invest in Education http://www.itif.org/publications/want-world-class-workforce-invest-education <div> </div> <div> Unsurprisingly, education spending and a well-educated workforce are correlated among states. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/want-world-class-workforce-invest-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/want-world-class-workforce-invest-education#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6040 at http://www.itif.org Government Data: the Driver of Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/government-data-driver-innovation <div> </div> <div> Open is becoming a key economic development tool. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/government-data-driver-innovation#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6043 at http://www.itif.org New Government Report Confirms Benefits of Digital Trade http://www.itif.org/publications/new-government-report-confirms-benefits-digital-trade <div> </div> <div> A new government report confirms benefits of digital trade for the U.S. economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-government-report-confirms-benefits-digital-trade#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6038 at http://www.itif.org Will The Next Silicon Valley Be Located in the United States? http://www.itif.org/publications/will-next-silicon-valley-be-located-united-states <div> </div> <div> Silicon Valley is a prime example of how geographically clustered R&amp;D can transform an economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/will-next-silicon-valley-be-located-united-states#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6039 at http://www.itif.org Reshoring Optimism, But Not Much Else http://www.itif.org/publications/reshoring-optimism-not-much-else <div> </div> <div> Despite optimistic claims, manufacturing jobs are not being reshored to the United States. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/reshoring-optimism-not-much-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/reshoring-optimism-not-much-else#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6034 at http://www.itif.org California Ranks High in Innovative Ideas http://www.itif.org/publications/california-ranks-high-innovative-ideas <div> </div> <div> California ranks 3rd in 2014 SNEI. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/california-ranks-high-innovative-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/california-ranks-high-innovative-ideas#comments State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6016 at http://www.itif.org The Roots of Right-Wing Anti-corporate Populism http://www.itif.org/publications/roots-right-wing-anti-corporate-populism <div> </div> <div> Ideological fears of big business are bad for the U.S. economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/roots-right-wing-anti-corporate-populism#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6006 at http://www.itif.org Cross-Border Digital Searches: An Innovation-Friendly Approach http://www.itif.org/publications/cross-border-digital-searches-innovation-friendly-approach <div> </div> <div> A case between the US government and Microsoft reveals the shortcomings of international laws. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/cross-border-digital-searches-innovation-friendly-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/cross-border-digital-searches-innovation-friendly-approach#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6007 at http://www.itif.org Opponents Of H1-B Visas Engage In Fuzzy Math To Deny The U.S. STEM Shortage http://www.itif.org/publications/opponents-h1-b-visas-engage-fuzzy-math-deny-us-stem-shortage <div> </div> <div> The U.S. faces a very real high-skill shortage. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/opponents-h1-b-visas-engage-fuzzy-math-deny-us-stem-shortage#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6014 at http://www.itif.org “BitLicenses” Explained http://www.itif.org/publications/bitlicenses-explained <div> </div> <div> This blog explores New York&#039;s controversial &quot;BitLicense&quot; regulations. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/bitlicenses-explained#comments Internet Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5999 at http://www.itif.org Memo to Governor Christie: Time to Shut Down Rutgers University http://www.itif.org/publications/memo-governor-christie-time-shut-down-rutgers-university <div> </div> <div> Since we do not need any more STEM workers we should just close universities. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/memo-governor-christie-time-shut-down-rutgers-university#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6001 at http://www.itif.org They Aim to Misbehave http://www.itif.org/publications/they-aim-misbehave <div> </div> <div> Piracy in TV is increasing, as just about every Emmy-nominated show suffers from illegal downloads. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/they-aim-misbehave#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6002 at http://www.itif.org Time for a Grand Bargain on Corporate Tax Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/time-grand-bargain-corporate-tax-reform <div> </div> <div> Corporate tax reform is an economic competitiveness issue. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-grand-bargain-corporate-tax-reform#comments Competitiveness Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5986 at http://www.itif.org Another Problem with the “Right to be Forgotten” http://www.itif.org/publications/another-problem-right-be-forgotten <div> </div> <div> The &quot;right to be forgotten&quot; may have led to more privacy concerns than intended. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/another-problem-right-be-forgotten#comments Internet Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5983 at http://www.itif.org How America’s Manufacturing Job Loss Outpaces Other Leading Industrialized Countries http://www.itif.org/publications/how-america-s-manufacturing-job-loss-outpaces-other-leading-industrialized-countries <div> </div> <div> The U.S. manufacturing sector has been losing jobs at an alarming rate since 2000. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-america-s-manufacturing-job-loss-outpaces-other-leading-industrialized-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-america-s-manufacturing-job-loss-outpaces-other-leading-industrialized-countries#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5968 at http://www.itif.org The United States is Slipping in Triadic Patents http://www.itif.org/publications/united-states-slipping-triadic-patents <div> </div> <div> Since 1999, the United States has suffered a 13 percent decline in triadic patent filings. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/united-states-slipping-triadic-patents#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5967 at http://www.itif.org Worry About Slow Productivity Growth, Not Fast Productivity Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/worry-about-slow-productivity-growth-not-fast-productivity-growth <div> </div> <div> Slow US productivity growth reinforces the need for more public investment in R&amp;D. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/worry-about-slow-productivity-growth-not-fast-productivity-growth#comments Competitiveness Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5957 at http://www.itif.org The Need for an AGOA Renewal http://www.itif.org/publications/need-agoa-renewal <div> </div> <div> The renewal of African Growth and Opportunity Act presents an opportunity to strengthen it. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/need-agoa-renewal#comments Developing Economies Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5958 at http://www.itif.org Shaming is no Substitute for Corporate Tax Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/shaming-no-substitute-corporate-tax-reform <div> </div> <div> The U.S. must create a more competitive tax code to drive domestic investment and global competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/shaming-no-substitute-corporate-tax-reform#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5954 at http://www.itif.org High-Tech Harassment http://www.itif.org/publications/high-tech-harassment <div> </div> <div> China’s efforts to promote domestic IT production by harassing U.S. companies needs to be met with a strong response. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/high-tech-harassment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/high-tech-harassment#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5947 at http://www.itif.org Promoting Innovation and Competition in Music Licensing http://www.itif.org/publications/promoting-innovation-and-competition-music-licensing <div> </div> <div> DOJ should rework the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees to assist in modernizing the way music copyrights are licensed in the digital age. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/promoting-innovation-and-competition-music-licensing#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5938 at http://www.itif.org Harry Reid, Title II, and The Rashomon Effect http://www.itif.org/publications/harry-reid-title-ii-and-rashomon-effect <div> </div> <div> Vague support of the open Internet does not amount to endorsement of Title II. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/harry-reid-title-ii-and-rashomon-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/harry-reid-title-ii-and-rashomon-effect#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5943 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Universities: A Catalytic Step Toward Revitalizing American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-universities-catalytic-step-toward-revitalizing-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> A new cadre of “manufacturing universities” can significantly boost U.S. competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-universities-catalytic-step-toward-revitalizing-american-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5932 at http://www.itif.org The Expendables: Pirates vs. Action Heroes http://www.itif.org/publications/expendables-pirates-vs-action-heroes <div> </div> <div> Pre-release piracy costs films millions, reduces creativity, stalls innovation and harms free speech. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/expendables-pirates-vs-action-heroes#comments Intellectual Property Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5920 at http://www.itif.org Is India Becoming a Case of Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss? http://www.itif.org/publications/india-becoming-case-meet-new-boss-same-old-boss <div> </div> <div> India’s continued use of mercantilist policies doesn’t bode well for improved trade relations with the U.S. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/india-becoming-case-meet-new-boss-same-old-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/india-becoming-case-meet-new-boss-same-old-boss#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5918 at http://www.itif.org Restoring the Indian Economic Miracle http://www.itif.org/publications/restoring-indian-economic-miracle <div> </div> <div> Prime Minister Modi must embrace a comprehensive set of reforms for India&#039;s economy to flourish. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/restoring-indian-economic-miracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/restoring-indian-economic-miracle#comments Developing Economies Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5917 at http://www.itif.org Autonomous Vehicles Poised to Transform the Future of Transportation http://www.itif.org/publications/autonomous-vehicles-poised-transform-future-transportation <div> </div> <div> Self driving cars could be a reality in the near future. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/autonomous-vehicles-poised-transform-future-transportation#comments Transportation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5910 at http://www.itif.org Salsa Dancing into the Digital Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/salsa-dancing-digital-economy <div> </div> <div> Colombia can teach the world&#039;s developing economies a thing or two about innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/salsa-dancing-digital-economy#comments Developing Economies Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5902 at http://www.itif.org Key Principles for the ICANN Transition http://www.itif.org/publications/key-principles-icann-transition <div> </div> <div> ITIF joins others in endorsing a proposed set of principles that should be embedded in ICANN before any transition is allowed to be completed. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/key-principles-icann-transition#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5901 at http://www.itif.org Proposed E-Labeling Act a Homerun for Internet of Things http://www.itif.org/publications/proposed-e-labeling-act-homerun-internet-things <div> </div> <div> While a modest proposal, E-labeling is a useful step towards more innovation, lower costs, and better design for the Internet of Things. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/proposed-e-labeling-act-homerun-internet-things#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5905 at http://www.itif.org RAMI Legislation Poised to Revitalize American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/rami-legislation-poised-revitalize-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> The House Science Committee should pass legislation to bolster U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/rami-legislation-poised-revitalize-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/rami-legislation-poised-revitalize-american-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5896 at http://www.itif.org U.S.-China Solar Trade Dispute: Short-term Profit vs. Long-term Viability http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-solar-trade-dispute-short-term-profit-vs-long-term-viability <div> </div> <div> China’s solar trade policy hampers the clean energy economy and energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-solar-trade-dispute-short-term-profit-vs-long-term-viability#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5897 at http://www.itif.org It’s Not Too Late for India’s New Beginning http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-not-too-late-india-s-new-beginning-0 <div> </div> <div> India simply cannot usher in a new, innovative economy if it continues to revert back to these same tried-and-failed mercantilist practices. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-not-too-late-india-s-new-beginning-0#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5935 at http://www.itif.org Debunking the Myth of a STEM Surplus http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-myth-stem-surplus <div> </div> <div> Despite new statistics from the Census Bureau, wage and unemployment data show that we still suffer from a STEM shortage. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-myth-stem-surplus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-myth-stem-surplus#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5889 at http://www.itif.org How Data and Analytics Can Help the Developing World http://www.itif.org/publications/how-data-and-analytics-can-help-developing-world <div> </div> <div> Data can be a key to enhancing global development. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-data-and-analytics-can-help-developing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-data-and-analytics-can-help-developing-world#comments Data Innovation Developing Economies Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5891 at http://www.itif.org It’s Not Too Late for India’s New Beginning http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-not-too-late-india-s-new-beginning <div> </div> <div> Companies continue to face challenges securing IP rights in India, despite campaign pledges. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-not-too-late-india-s-new-beginning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-not-too-late-india-s-new-beginning#comments Competitiveness Developing Economies Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5894 at http://www.itif.org Putting Productivity First http://www.itif.org/publications/putting-productivity-first <div> </div> <div> What is the real impact of productivity on employment? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/putting-productivity-first#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5886 at http://www.itif.org Unsubstantiated Attacks on the Ex-Im Bank Fail to Take Flight http://www.itif.org/publications/unsubstantiated-attacks-ex-im-bank-fail-take-flight <div> </div> <div> The U.S. Ex-Im Bank is vital for supporting exports by Boeing to markets where finance would be otherwise unavailable. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/unsubstantiated-attacks-ex-im-bank-fail-take-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/unsubstantiated-attacks-ex-im-bank-fail-take-flight#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5881 at http://www.itif.org The Decline of America’s National Innovation System http://www.itif.org/publications/decline-america-s-national-innovation-system <div> </div> <div> We must improve our innovation foundation or risk falling further behind economically. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/decline-america-s-national-innovation-system#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5871 at http://www.itif.org Data-Driven Personalization: Its Time Has Come http://www.itif.org/publications/data-driven-personalization-its-time-has-come <div> </div> <div> The technology will lead to better products and more loyal customers. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-driven-personalization-its-time-has-come#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5887 at http://www.itif.org How FITARA Can Help Federal Agencies With Their IT Problem http://www.itif.org/publications/how-fitara-can-help-federal-agencies-their-it-problem <div> </div> <div> This legislation can help our government adapt to changing technologies, cut waste, and compete with the private sector for IT jobs. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-fitara-can-help-federal-agencies-their-it-problem#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5865 at http://www.itif.org The FTC Should Reward, Not Penalize, Companies that Innovate in Good Faith http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-should-reward-not-penalize-companies-innovate-good-faith <div> </div> <div> The FTC should not punish companies for rules that do not exist. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-should-reward-not-penalize-companies-innovate-good-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-should-reward-not-penalize-companies-innovate-good-faith#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5866 at http://www.itif.org Meet the New “De-Identification Deniers” http://www.itif.org/publications/meet-new-de-identification-deniers <div> </div> <div> Some now claim de-identification is not only difficult but absolutely impossible. This is clearly and undeniably false. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/meet-new-de-identification-deniers#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5863 at http://www.itif.org Climate Change Solution: Scrap Subsidies, Fund Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-change-solution-scrap-subsidies-fund-innovation <div> </div> <div> Current climate policy will not lead to the global emission reductions we need. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-change-solution-scrap-subsidies-fund-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5862 at http://www.itif.org Colorado is Well-Positioned for Future Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/colorado-well-positioned-future-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> The state ranked 6th in the 2014 State New Economy Index. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/colorado-well-positioned-future-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/colorado-well-positioned-future-economic-growth#comments State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5860 at http://www.itif.org Algorithms and Automation Will Give Us More Freedom and Control http://www.itif.org/publications/algorithms-and-automation-will-give-us-more-freedom-and-control <div> </div> <div> Consumers and society benefit from the enhanced use of data innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/algorithms-and-automation-will-give-us-more-freedom-and-control#comments Data Innovation Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5855 at http://www.itif.org The U.S. Government Isn't Friendly Enough To Big Business http://www.itif.org/publications/us-government-isnt-friendly-enough-big-business <div> </div> <div> Economic policy should not favor small businesses. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-government-isnt-friendly-enough-big-business#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5856 at http://www.itif.org Government R&D and Manufacturing Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/government-rd-and-manufacturing-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> Enhanced government investment in manufacturing innovation is central our economic health and global competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/government-rd-and-manufacturing-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/government-rd-and-manufacturing-competitiveness#comments Manufacturing Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5849 at http://www.itif.org What is a National Innovation System and Why Does it Matter? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-national-innovation-system-and-why-does-it-matter <div> </div> <div> A comprehensive innovation system is central to economic growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-national-innovation-system-and-why-does-it-matter#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5845 at http://www.itif.org No, Immigrants are Not Stealing Our Jobs http://www.itif.org/publications/no-immigrants-are-not-stealing-our-jobs <div> </div> <div> The notion that immigrants are taking our jobs is completely false. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/no-immigrants-are-not-stealing-our-jobs#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5847 at http://www.itif.org Where Do New Products Come From? Insights From a New Study of Innovation in Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/where-do-new-products-come-insights-new-study-innovation-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> New survey data shows that only a minority of firms innovate; more innovative ideas come from customers that other sources. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/where-do-new-products-come-insights-new-study-innovation-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/where-do-new-products-come-insights-new-study-innovation-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5844 at http://www.itif.org Foreign Export Credit Competition Continues to Intensify as U.S. Competitiveness Wanes http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-export-credit-competition-continues-intensify-us-competitiveness-wanes <div> </div> <div> Competitor nations continue to invest significantly more in export credit as a share of their economy than the United States does. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-export-credit-competition-continues-intensify-us-competitiveness-wanes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-export-credit-competition-continues-intensify-us-competitiveness-wanes#comments Competitiveness Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5831 at http://www.itif.org To Give up on Innovation is to Give up on the Future http://www.itif.org/publications/give-innovation-give-future <div> </div> <div> Innovation is not the problem it is the solution. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/give-innovation-give-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/give-innovation-give-future#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5832 at http://www.itif.org A Vote Against the Ex-Im Bank is a Vote Against U.S. Manufacturers http://www.itif.org/publications/vote-against-ex-im-bank-vote-against-us-manufacturers <div> </div> <div> The Export-Import Bank is essential to U.S. competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/vote-against-ex-im-bank-vote-against-us-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/vote-against-ex-im-bank-vote-against-us-manufacturers#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5834 at http://www.itif.org Advice To Europe: Don’t Strangle ICT Investment http://www.itif.org/publications/advice-europe-don-t-strangle-ict-investment <div> </div> <div> ICT is a key to future productivity growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/advice-europe-don-t-strangle-ict-investment#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5840 at http://www.itif.org Misinformation in the Internet Tax Freedom Act Debate http://www.itif.org/publications/misinformation-internet-tax-freedom-act-debate <div> </div> <div> Evidence says that repealing the Internet Tax Freedom Act would raise prices and slow broadband expansion. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/misinformation-internet-tax-freedom-act-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/misinformation-internet-tax-freedom-act-debate#comments Internet Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5813 at http://www.itif.org Points to Consider: Republication of Discredited and Retracted Paper on Rats, GMOs, and Cancer http://www.itif.org/publications/points-consider-republication-discredited-and-retracted-paper-rats-gmos-and-cancer <div> </div> <div> A recycled study on the safety GMOs presents the same dubious data. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/points-consider-republication-discredited-and-retracted-paper-rats-gmos-and-cancer#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5809 at http://www.itif.org States Must Adapt To Thrive In The 'New Economy' http://www.itif.org/publications/states-must-adapt-thrive-new-economy <div> </div> <div> State economic policies in the 21st Century must go beyond cutting costs to be successful. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/states-must-adapt-thrive-new-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/states-must-adapt-thrive-new-economy#comments State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5810 at http://www.itif.org Winners Only the State Can Pick: Mariana Mazzucato's The Entrepreneurial State http://www.itif.org/publications/winners-only-state-can-pick-mariana-mazzucatos-entrepreneurial-state <div> </div> <div> Mazzucato takes our understanding of the government’s role in the economy and turns it on its head. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/winners-only-state-can-pick-mariana-mazzucatos-entrepreneurial-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/winners-only-state-can-pick-mariana-mazzucatos-entrepreneurial-state#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5806 at http://www.itif.org The Truth about GMOs, Labeling and Food http://www.itif.org/publications/truth-about-gmos-labeling-and-food <div> </div> <div> Efforts to label or ban GMO’s will harm not help consumers. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/truth-about-gmos-labeling-and-food#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5803 at http://www.itif.org Want More Stringent EPA Carbon Caps? We Need Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/want-more-stringent-epa-carbon-caps-we-need-innovation-policy <div> </div> <div> Tougher emissions regulations should be paired with comprehensive energy innovation strategy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/want-more-stringent-epa-carbon-caps-we-need-innovation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/want-more-stringent-epa-carbon-caps-we-need-innovation-policy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5798 at http://www.itif.org Modi Should Foster Innovation Climate to Transform India http://www.itif.org/publications/modi-should-foster-innovation-climate-transform-india <div> </div> <div> The election of Prime Minister Modi portends a new economic direction for the world&#039;s largest democracy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/modi-should-foster-innovation-climate-transform-india#comments Developing Economies Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5794 at http://www.itif.org Carbon Pricing Won't Solve Climate Change. Innovation Will. http://www.itif.org/publications/carbon-pricing-wont-solve-climate-change-innovation-will <div> </div> <div> Instead of putting a price on carbon, governments should enhance funding for R&amp;D and projects that lower clean energy costs. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/carbon-pricing-wont-solve-climate-change-innovation-will#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5756 at http://www.itif.org Book Review: Jeremy Rifkin’s Flawed Vision of Techno-Utopia http://www.itif.org/publications/book-review-jeremy-rifkin-s-flawed-vision-techno-utopia <div> </div> <div> Jeremy Rifkin’s &quot;The Zero Marginal Cost Society&quot; is the latest entry in the misguided and factually inaccurate area of “techno-utopianism.” </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/book-review-jeremy-rifkin-s-flawed-vision-techno-utopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/book-review-jeremy-rifkin-s-flawed-vision-techno-utopia#comments Economic Theory Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5745 at http://www.itif.org Let USTR Do Its Job http://www.itif.org/publications/let-ustr-do-its-job <div> </div> <div> New legislation is tying additional funding to U.S. trade agencies to Congressional negotiating mandates. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/let-ustr-do-its-job#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5749 at http://www.itif.org The Tech Policy Top Five http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-policy-top-five <div> </div> <div> A synopsis of the five best books from ITIF’s 2014 Summer Reading List </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-policy-top-five#comments Competitiveness Data Innovation Internet Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5744 at http://www.itif.org Geoblocking Can Increase Consumer Welfare and Improve Income Equality http://www.itif.org/publications/geoblocking-can-increase-consumer-welfare-and-improve-income-equality <div> </div> <div> Varying the price of digital goods based on region benefits consumers. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/geoblocking-can-increase-consumer-welfare-and-improve-income-equality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/geoblocking-can-increase-consumer-welfare-and-improve-income-equality#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 05 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5724 at http://www.itif.org Pittsburgh’s Path to Recovery http://www.itif.org/publications/pittsburgh-s-path-recovery <div> </div> <div> Pittsburgh is now one of America’s leading centers of regional innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/pittsburgh-s-path-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/pittsburgh-s-path-recovery#comments Energy & Climate State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 05 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5733 at http://www.itif.org American Manufacturing Needs an Updated High Tech Trade Agreement http://www.itif.org/publications/american-manufacturing-needs-updated-high-tech-trade-agreement <div> </div> <div> An expanded ITA will boost American manufacturing. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/american-manufacturing-needs-updated-high-tech-trade-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/american-manufacturing-needs-updated-high-tech-trade-agreement#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5734 at http://www.itif.org Beyond Paris: The Energy Collective 5 Part Series http://www.itif.org/publications/beyond-paris-energy-collective-5-part-series <div> </div> <div> In a 5-Part series, Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe walk readers through the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/beyond-paris-energy-collective-5-part-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/beyond-paris-energy-collective-5-part-series#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5721 at http://www.itif.org Time to Forget the "Right to be Forgotten" http://www.itif.org/publications/time-forget-right-be-forgotten <div> </div> <div> Privacy protections have degenerated from upholding the &quot;right to be left alone&quot; to an overbearing attempt to obscure reality. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-forget-right-be-forgotten" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-forget-right-be-forgotten#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5710 at http://www.itif.org India at the Crossroads of Opportunity http://www.itif.org/publications/india-crossroads-opportunity <div> </div> <div> ITIF hosted a Capitol Hill event on reforming Indian economic policy to improve domestic innovation and growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/india-crossroads-opportunity#comments Developing Economies Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5711 at http://www.itif.org Clean Energy Poised for Market Domination or More Innovation Needed? http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-poised-market-domination-or-more-innovation-needed <div> </div> <div> To truly be implemented globally clean energy needs to be cheaper than fossil fuels without subsidies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-poised-market-domination-or-more-innovation-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-poised-market-domination-or-more-innovation-needed#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5714 at http://www.itif.org The Race America Must Win http://www.itif.org/publications/race-america-must-win <div> </div> <div> To spur economic growth and competitiveness America must focus on innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/race-america-must-win#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5697 at http://www.itif.org Wheeler's 'Third Way' on Net Neutrality http://www.itif.org/publications/wheelers-third-way-net-neutrality <div> </div> <div> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality rules will protect consumers and enhance innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/wheelers-third-way-net-neutrality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/wheelers-third-way-net-neutrality#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 28 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5688 at http://www.itif.org New Paper Confirms Growth Benefits of R&D http://www.itif.org/publications/new-paper-confirms-growth-benefits-rd <div> </div> <div> R&amp;D tax credits provide long-term growth benefits, according to a new paper examining the US manufacturing sector. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-paper-confirms-growth-benefits-rd#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 22 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5674 at http://www.itif.org China Acts on Digital Piracy http://www.itif.org/publications/china-acts-digital-piracy <div> </div> <div> China&#039;s recent effort to crack down on digital piracy is a step in the right direction. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/china-acts-digital-piracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/china-acts-digital-piracy#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 22 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5687 at http://www.itif.org A Day Without Algorithms http://www.itif.org/publications/day-without-algorithms <div> </div> <div> Anti-technology advocates should be careful what they wish for. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/day-without-algorithms#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 20 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5669 at http://www.itif.org About Censorship http://www.itif.org/publications/about-censorship <div> </div> <div> Science journalist Jon Entine shines a light onto anti-technology activist Mike Adams’ false statements. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/about-censorship#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 20 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5672 at http://www.itif.org ITIF’s Top 10 Net Neutrality Hits http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-s-top-10-net-neutrality-hits <div> </div> <div> Net neutrality in the news again - here is a list of ITIF&#039;s top 10 net neutrality publications. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-s-top-10-net-neutrality-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-s-top-10-net-neutrality-hits#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 16 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5656 at http://www.itif.org Our Marxist, Techno-Nirvana is Just Around the Corner: The World According to Jeremy Rifkin http://www.itif.org/publications/our-marxist-techno-nirvana-just-around-corner-world-according-jeremy-rifkin <div> </div> <div> Jeremy Rifkin’s &quot;The Zero Marginal Cost Society&quot; is the latest entry in the misguided and factually inaccurate area of “techno-utopianism.” </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/our-marxist-techno-nirvana-just-around-corner-world-according-jeremy-rifkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/our-marxist-techno-nirvana-just-around-corner-world-according-jeremy-rifkin#comments Economic Theory Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 15 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5649 at http://www.itif.org Time for E-government to Fulfill the Promise of Cutting Costs http://www.itif.org/publications/time-e-government-fulfill-promise-cutting-costs <div> </div> <div> IT can be a cost cutter but only if implemented properly. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-e-government-fulfill-promise-cutting-costs#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 15 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5650 at http://www.itif.org What if We Got Serious About Education? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-if-we-got-serious-about-education <div> </div> <div> Despite decades of effort, we have made little progress in improving K-12 education. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-if-we-got-serious-about-education#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 15 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5651 at http://www.itif.org Consumers Union Makes False Claims Against the Safety of Genetically Modified Foods Based On Ideology Not Science http://www.itif.org/publications/consumers-union-makes-false-claims-against-safety-genetically-modified-foods-based-ideo <div> </div> <div> Consumers Union spreads false claims in support of bad policy on food labeling. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/consumers-union-makes-false-claims-against-safety-genetically-modified-foods-based-ideo#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 14 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5646 at http://www.itif.org Interconnection Confusion http://www.itif.org/publications/interconnection-confusion <div> </div> <div> Efforts to link interconnection with net neutrality are misleading and harmful to the policy debate. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/interconnection-confusion#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 13 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5653 at http://www.itif.org A Reasonable Discussion Surrounding Net Neutrality http://www.itif.org/publications/reasonable-discussion-surrounding-net-neutrality <div> </div> <div> Net neutrality rules being proposed by the FCC will promote innovation and consumer protection. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/reasonable-discussion-surrounding-net-neutrality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/reasonable-discussion-surrounding-net-neutrality#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 12 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5628 at http://www.itif.org Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law: What it Really Means for Consumers http://www.itif.org/publications/vermont-s-gmo-labeling-law-what-it-really-means-consumers <div> </div> <div> This measure will reduce, not enhance, consumer knowledge and raise food prices. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/vermont-s-gmo-labeling-law-what-it-really-means-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/vermont-s-gmo-labeling-law-what-it-really-means-consumers#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 12 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5630 at http://www.itif.org Expand and Make Permanent the Research and Development Tax Credit http://www.itif.org/publications/expand-and-make-permanent-research-and-development-tax-credit <div> </div> <div> Increasing the R&amp;D tax credit will boost economic and job growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/expand-and-make-permanent-research-and-development-tax-credit#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 12 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5637 at http://www.itif.org The Nonsense of Techno-Exponentialism http://www.itif.org/publications/nonsense-techno-exponentialism-0 <div> </div> <div> Let’s all take a deep breath and say “Change is happening…. like it has for the last 250 years.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/nonsense-techno-exponentialism-0#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5613 at http://www.itif.org Why Robots Don’t Kill Jobs http://www.itif.org/publications/why-robots-don-t-kill-jobs <div> </div> <div> Technology and automation actually boost economic and job growth. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/why-robots-don-t-kill-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-robots-don-t-kill-jobs#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5629 at http://www.itif.org We're Number 2: What Happens When China Surpasses the United States as the World's Largest Economy? http://www.itif.org/publications/were-number-2-what-happens-when-china-surpasses-united-states-worlds-largest-economy <div> </div> <div> China&#039;s impending eclipse of the U.S. as the world&#039;s largest economy carries a number of potentially disturbing consequences. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/were-number-2-what-happens-when-china-surpasses-united-states-worlds-largest-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/were-number-2-what-happens-when-china-surpasses-united-states-worlds-largest-economy#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 02 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5603 at http://www.itif.org Restore the Indian Economic Miracle by Attracting Foreign Investment http://www.itif.org/publications/restore-indian-economic-miracle-attracting-foreign-investment <div> </div> <div> Indian economic policy should focus on facilitating productivity- and innovation-based growth in all sectors. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/restore-indian-economic-miracle-attracting-foreign-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/restore-indian-economic-miracle-attracting-foreign-investment#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5595 at http://www.itif.org 2014 Special 301 Report Highlights Continuing Concerns over India’s Protection of Foreign IP Rights http://www.itif.org/publications/2014-special-301-report-highlights-continuing-concerns-over-india-s-protection-foreign- <div> </div> <div> USTR places India on its 2014 Special 301 Priority Watch List due to continuing IPR concerns. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/2014-special-301-report-highlights-continuing-concerns-over-india-s-protection-foreign-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/2014-special-301-report-highlights-continuing-concerns-over-india-s-protection-foreign-#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5597 at http://www.itif.org Reviewing USTR’s 2014 Special 301 Report http://www.itif.org/publications/reviewing-ustr-s-2014-special-301-report <div> </div> <div> The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report with 37 countries cited for ineffective protection of intellectual property. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/reviewing-ustr-s-2014-special-301-report#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5598 at http://www.itif.org Both Guns and Butter? New Paper Shows Growth Benefits from Military Procurement http://www.itif.org/publications/both-guns-and-butter-new-paper-shows-growth-benefits-military-procurement <div> </div> <div> A new study shows that U.S. military spending helps to spur innovation and recent budget cut could slow economic growth. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/both-guns-and-butter-new-paper-shows-growth-benefits-military-procurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/both-guns-and-butter-new-paper-shows-growth-benefits-military-procurement#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5567 at http://www.itif.org Net Neutrality Misunderstandings http://www.itif.org/publications/net-neutrality-misunderstandings <div> </div> <div> A number of misunderstandings about net neutrality are circulating - ITIF sets the record straight. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/net-neutrality-misunderstandings#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 26 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5574 at http://www.itif.org If Manufacturing Employment is Dead Then Take a Look at China’s Zombie Apocalypse http://www.itif.org/publications/if-manufacturing-employment-dead-then-take-look-china-s-zombie-apocalypse <div> </div> <div> Employment in China&#039;s manufacturing sector is growing, not shrinking, as many economists have claimed. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/if-manufacturing-employment-dead-then-take-look-china-s-zombie-apocalypse#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5566 at http://www.itif.org While America Sleeps Other Nations Bolster Manufacturing Sector http://www.itif.org/publications/while-america-sleeps-other-nations-bolster-manufacturing-sector <div> </div> <div> America needs a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation to bolster innovation in advanced manufacturing product and process technologies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/while-america-sleeps-other-nations-bolster-manufacturing-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/while-america-sleeps-other-nations-bolster-manufacturing-sector#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5564 at http://www.itif.org Spurring a Manufacturing Renaissance: Increasing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency http://www.itif.org/publications/spurring-manufacturing-renaissance-increasing-competitiveness-through-energy-efficiency <div> </div> <div> Investing in energy efficiency is good for the economy as well as the environment. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/spurring-manufacturing-renaissance-increasing-competitiveness-through-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/spurring-manufacturing-renaissance-increasing-competitiveness-through-energy-efficiency#comments Energy & Climate Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5556 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Innovation is Key to Boosting Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-innovation-key-boosting-growth <div> </div> <div> Legislation recently marked up in the Senate will provide crucial innovation support to manufacturers. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-innovation-key-boosting-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-innovation-key-boosting-growth#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5547 at http://www.itif.org Big Data Can be a Big Help to City http://www.itif.org/publications/big-data-can-be-big-help-city <div> </div> <div> Mayor Bill de Blasio should expand the city&#039;s use of data and analytics. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/big-data-can-be-big-help-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/big-data-can-be-big-help-city#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5538 at http://www.itif.org Investment in Medical Innovation Produces Immense Value for Patients, Economies http://www.itif.org/publications/investment-medical-innovation-produces-immense-value-patients-economies <div> </div> <div> To remain a leader in medical innovation, U.S. must strengthen research and IP. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/investment-medical-innovation-produces-immense-value-patients-economies#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5524 at http://www.itif.org Reuters (Predictably) Gets It Wrong. Again http://www.itif.org/publications/reuters-predictably-gets-it-wrong-again <div> </div> <div> Discussion of GMOs should focus on the facts. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/reuters-predictably-gets-it-wrong-again#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5525 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Economics and the Future of American Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-economics-and-future-american-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> The U.S. is in a race for global innovation advantage. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-economics-and-future-american-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-economics-and-future-american-competitiveness#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5517 at http://www.itif.org What Manufacturing Renaissance? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-manufacturing-renaissance <div> </div> <div> Far from rebounding, U.S. manufacturing faces many challenge that require significant policy reform. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-manufacturing-renaissance#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5510 at http://www.itif.org America Needs Corporate Tax Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/america-needs-corporate-tax-reform <div> </div> <div> To boost economic growth the U.S. must reduce the statutory and effective corporate tax rates. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-needs-corporate-tax-reform#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5506 at http://www.itif.org Characterizing Energy Access, Climate Change, and Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/characterizing-energy-access-climate-change-and-innovation <div> </div> <div> Energy innovation has largely been left out of the debate over OPIC’s role in financing energy access projects in developing countries. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/characterizing-energy-access-climate-change-and-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/characterizing-energy-access-climate-change-and-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5480 at http://www.itif.org Millennials Re-Envisioning Environmentalism and Climate Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/millennials-re-envisioning-environmentalism-and-climate-policy <div> </div> <div> Millennials are leveraging innovation and entrepreneurship as the core pillars of their approach to environmentalism and climate policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/millennials-re-envisioning-environmentalism-and-climate-policy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5482 at http://www.itif.org Government Funded Networks: What (Little) We Learn from Recent Reports http://www.itif.org/publications/government-funded-networks-what-little-we-learn-recent-reports <div> </div> <div> Recent reports on subsidized networks aren&#039;t too helpful when it comes to making policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/government-funded-networks-what-little-we-learn-recent-reports#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5484 at http://www.itif.org Congress Should Extend Bonus Depreciation http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-should-extend-bonus-depreciation <div> </div> <div> Congress needs to extend bonus depreciation for new equipment: it leads to more investment and jobs. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-should-extend-bonus-depreciation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-should-extend-bonus-depreciation#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5481 at http://www.itif.org Tech Fear-Mongering Must Stop http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-fear-mongering-must-stop <div> </div> <div> The Neo-Luddite argument is faulty and harmful to the policy debate. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-fear-mongering-must-stop#comments Privacy Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5485 at http://www.itif.org The Myth of the Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-myth-science-and-engineering-shortage <div> </div> <div> There is considerable evidence that we are facing a STEM worker shortage. We must stop debating the point and focus our efforts on fixing the problem. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-myth-science-and-engineering-shortage#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5476 at http://www.itif.org How Data Will Make Air Travel Safer http://www.itif.org/publications/how-data-will-make-air-travel-safer <div> </div> <div> Better data and ways to act on it will be crucial for the future of air safety. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-data-will-make-air-travel-safer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-data-will-make-air-travel-safer#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5479 at http://www.itif.org How to Misuse American Customer Satisfaction Index Data to Try to Block a Merger http://www.itif.org/publications/how-misuse-american-customer-satisfaction-index-data-try-block-merger <div> </div> <div> Opponents of the Comcast/TWC merger have been misusing American Consumer Satisfaction Index data on the telecom industry. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-misuse-american-customer-satisfaction-index-data-try-block-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-misuse-american-customer-satisfaction-index-data-try-block-merger#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5474 at http://www.itif.org Why You Should Care About the Federal Budget http://www.itif.org/publications/why-you-should-care-about-federal-budget <div> </div> <div> The 2015 budget proposal does not do enough to assist American manufacturers. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-you-should-care-about-federal-budget#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5464 at http://www.itif.org Cable, A Monopoly… If You Ignore Competitors http://www.itif.org/publications/cable-monopoly-if-you-ignore-competitors <div> </div> <div> Some arguing for broadband unbundling ignore intermodal competition, sometimes explicitly... </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/cable-monopoly-if-you-ignore-competitors#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5460 at http://www.itif.org U.S. Giving up its Internet 'Bodyguard' Role http://www.itif.org/publications/us-giving-its-internet-bodyguard-role <div> </div> <div> Decision could have far reaching negative implications for the future of the Internet. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-giving-its-internet-bodyguard-role#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5448 at http://www.itif.org The Economic Benefits of Life Science Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/economic-benefits-life-science-innovation <div> </div> <div> What if innovation in life sciences stopped? A new study on Swedish healthcare provides insight. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/economic-benefits-life-science-innovation#comments Intellectual Property Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5453 at http://www.itif.org The Nanny Police Are at IT Again http://www.itif.org/publications/nanny-police-are-it-again <div> </div> <div> Potential policies to limit apps for babies and toddlers are unnecessary. Let&#039;s stop treating parents as infants, and let infants have fun and maybe learn. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/nanny-police-are-it-again#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5443 at http://www.itif.org Is the U.S. Government About to Give Away the Internet? http://www.itif.org/publications/us-government-about-give-away-internet <div> </div> <div> The U.S. needs to resist attempts to change the Internet governance structure. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-government-about-give-away-internet#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5444 at http://www.itif.org The American Broadband Model Works http://www.itif.org/publications/american-broadband-model-works <div> </div> <div> Claims about American low broadband speeds are misguided and harmful to the debate. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/american-broadband-model-works#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5445 at http://www.itif.org The Potentially Deleterious Impacts of the President’s FY 2015 Budget on U.S. Life Sciences Industries http://www.itif.org/publications/potentially-deleterious-impacts-president-s-fy-2015-budget-us-life-sciences-industries <div> </div> <div> The President&#039;s FY 2015 budget should do more to promote the innovation capacity and competitiveness of U.S. life sciences industries. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/potentially-deleterious-impacts-president-s-fy-2015-budget-us-life-sciences-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/potentially-deleterious-impacts-president-s-fy-2015-budget-us-life-sciences-industries#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5440 at http://www.itif.org We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together http://www.itif.org/publications/we-are-never-ever-getting-back-together <div> </div> <div> The upcoming hearing on the DMCA is an opportunity to discuss voluntary initiatives for curbing copyright infringement. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/we-are-never-ever-getting-back-together#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5435 at http://www.itif.org NYC Mayor Needs Analytics In His Corner http://www.itif.org/publications/nyc-mayor-needs-analytics-his-corner <div> </div> <div> To meet his progressive agenda NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio must harness the power of data. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/nyc-mayor-needs-analytics-his-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/nyc-mayor-needs-analytics-his-corner#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5437 at http://www.itif.org The President's FY 2015 Budget Underinvests in U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/presidents-fy-2015-budget-underinvests-us-competitiveness-and-innovation <div> </div> <div> While there&#039;s much to like in the President&#039;s FY 2015 budget, it still underinvests significantly in U.S. competitiveness and innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/presidents-fy-2015-budget-underinvests-us-competitiveness-and-innovation#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5425 at http://www.itif.org Netflix Grows Up http://www.itif.org/publications/netflix-grows <div> </div> <div> Netflix&#039;s interconnection deal with Comcast should be celebrated as the appropriate commercial deal it is, not confused with net neutrality. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/netflix-grows#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5421 at http://www.itif.org Organic Farm Supporters Seek Special Treatment http://www.itif.org/publications/organic-farm-supporters-seek-special-treatment <div> </div> <div> Organic growers seek to make neighbors pay to solve problem they created for themselves. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/organic-farm-supporters-seek-special-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/organic-farm-supporters-seek-special-treatment#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5414 at http://www.itif.org Krugman Wrong on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Again http://www.itif.org/publications/krugman-wrong-trans-pacific-partnership-again <div> </div> <div> Protectionism remains a major impediment to economic growth and free trade, making the TPP a very big deal. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/krugman-wrong-trans-pacific-partnership-again#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 02 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5408 at http://www.itif.org Robert Gordon’s Cassandra World http://www.itif.org/publications/robert-gordon-s-cassandra-world <div> </div> <div> Robert Gordon’s growth predictions continue to miss the point about technological change. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/robert-gordon-s-cassandra-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/robert-gordon-s-cassandra-world#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5404 at http://www.itif.org Ignore Paranoid Bloggers: The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Is Good For Consumers http://www.itif.org/publications/ignore-paranoid-bloggers-comcast-time-warner-merger-good-consumers <div> </div> <div> It’s time we all calmed down and had a rational discussion about the Comcast, Time Warner Merger. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/ignore-paranoid-bloggers-comcast-time-warner-merger-good-consumers#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5398 at http://www.itif.org Debunking the EU Broadband Utopia http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-eu-broadband-utopia <div> </div> <div> In a guest post, Roslyn Layton assesses the shortcomings of European broadband while reiterating America&#039;s successes. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-eu-broadband-utopia#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5389 at http://www.itif.org What Is the Generalized System of Preferences, and Should Congress Renew It? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-generalized-system-preferences-and-should-congress-renew-it <div> </div> <div> Despite the praise for the GSP&#039;s ability to promote economic growth in developing countries, it has evolved into a free pass for nations with egregious trade mercantilist practices that hurt U.S. companies and U.S. jobs. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/what-generalized-system-preferences-and-should-congress-renew-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-generalized-system-preferences-and-should-congress-renew-it#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5369 at http://www.itif.org Simplifying the Energy Tax Code http://www.itif.org/publications/simplifying-energy-tax-code <div> </div> <div> Energy tax reform must focus on innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/simplifying-energy-tax-code#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5378 at http://www.itif.org Two Cheers for Martin Baily’s “U.S. Manufacturing” http://www.itif.org/publications/two-cheers-martin-baily-s-us-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> New data enhances argument that U.S. manufacturing is in decline. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/two-cheers-martin-baily-s-us-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5379 at http://www.itif.org Tax Reform for U.S. Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/tax-reform-us-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> Corporate tax reform is essential to improve U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tax-reform-us-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5363 at http://www.itif.org 18 Years – Time for an Update http://www.itif.org/publications/18-years-time-update <div> </div> <div> Friday marked the 18th Anniversary of the &#039;96 Telecom Act. ITIF believes it&#039;s time to update the laws to reflect our changed communications market. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/18-years-time-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/18-years-time-update#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5356 at http://www.itif.org Selling the President's Ambitious Trade Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/selling-presidents-ambitious-trade-agenda <div> </div> <div> Ensuring growth-based trade is a key to a successful innovation economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/selling-presidents-ambitious-trade-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/selling-presidents-ambitious-trade-agenda#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5350 at http://www.itif.org Robots Are Not the Problem http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-are-not-problem <div> </div> <div> Automation is the path forward and should be promoted not demonized. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-are-not-problem#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5344 at http://www.itif.org Will Open Government Be Accessible for People with Disabilities? http://www.itif.org/publications/will-open-government-be-accessible-people-disabilities <div> </div> <div> Design and policy changes need to be implemented to make open government open for all. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/will-open-government-be-accessible-people-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/will-open-government-be-accessible-people-disabilities#comments Accessibility Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 03 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5345 at http://www.itif.org Break the Budget Impasse? Push Growth. http://www.itif.org/publications/break-budget-impasse-push-growth <div> </div> <div> A new budget framework based on growth can address high federal deficits and economic stagnation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/break-budget-impasse-push-growth#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5346 at http://www.itif.org Did Gawker Infringe Copyright? That's a Bingo! http://www.itif.org/publications/did-gawker-infringe-copyright-thats-bingo <div> </div> <div> Gawker’s leak of an unpublished Quentin Tarantino script is infringement plain and simple. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/did-gawker-infringe-copyright-thats-bingo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/did-gawker-infringe-copyright-thats-bingo#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5326 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Institutes: A Key to Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-institutes-key-revitalizing-us-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> President Obama’s NNMI initiative provides a key opportunity to improve U.S. competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-institutes-key-revitalizing-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-institutes-key-revitalizing-us-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5328 at http://www.itif.org Channel Sharing Pilot Holds Promise http://www.itif.org/publications/channel-sharing-pilot-holds-promise <div> </div> <div> TV broadcasters have announced a channel sharing pilot, experimenting with a valuable tool to unleash spectrum. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/channel-sharing-pilot-holds-promise#comments Broadband Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5322 at http://www.itif.org America to Become # 2 Global Economy—And That’s Not Great News http://www.itif.org/publications/america-become-2-global-economy-and-s-not-great-news <div> </div> <div> In contrast to what Charles Kenney argues in a recent Washington Post op-ed, the United States’ impending slip to the world’s second-largest economy, surpassed by China, is not great news. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/america-become-2-global-economy-and-s-not-great-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-become-2-global-economy-and-s-not-great-news#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5312 at http://www.itif.org Data Innovation 101 http://www.itif.org/publications/data-innovation-101-0 <div> </div> <div> An introduction to the tools and policies behind data-driven innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-innovation-101-0#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5343 at http://www.itif.org Time to Make Abrupt Climate Change and Earth Observation a Policy Priority http://www.itif.org/publications/time-make-abrupt-climate-change-and-earth-observation-policy-priority <div> </div> <div> The proposed Abrupt Change Early Warning System (ACEWS) is an important climate policy the world needs to rapidly adopt. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-make-abrupt-climate-change-and-earth-observation-policy-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-make-abrupt-climate-change-and-earth-observation-policy-priority#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5282 at http://www.itif.org Industry Policy Should Not be Black and White http://www.itif.org/publications/industry-policy-should-not-be-black-and-white <div> </div> <div> Too many U.S. manufacturers see government only as the problem, not as an enabler of growth. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/industry-policy-should-not-be-black-and-white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/industry-policy-should-not-be-black-and-white#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5292 at http://www.itif.org Tech Policy Is Not a Religion http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-policy-not-religion <div> </div> <div> Black and white assessments of tech policy are misinformed and dangerous. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-policy-not-religion#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5286 at http://www.itif.org ITIF hosts Dr. William Janeway http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-hosts-dr-william-janeway <div> </div> <div> Venture capitalist and economist Dr. William Janeway argued this week at ITIF that we need to rebuild our public support of innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-hosts-dr-william-janeway#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5268 at http://www.itif.org Overhaul the Energy Tax-Credit System http://www.itif.org/publications/overhaul-energy-tax-credit-system <div> </div> <div> Matthew Stepp argues existing clean energy tax credit no longer support innovation and should be replaced by an Energy Innovation and Manufacturing Tax Credit. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/overhaul-energy-tax-credit-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/overhaul-energy-tax-credit-system#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5267 at http://www.itif.org 60 Minutes’ of Epic Fail and the Real Energy Policy Debates CBS Missed http://www.itif.org/publications/60-minutes-epic-fail-and-real-energy-policy-debates-cbs-missed <div> </div> <div> 60 Minute’s piece on the “Clean Energy Crash” was misguided and harmful to the policy debate. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/60-minutes-epic-fail-and-real-energy-policy-debates-cbs-missed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/60-minutes-epic-fail-and-real-energy-policy-debates-cbs-missed#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5281 at http://www.itif.org Kim DotCom Thinks You Are a MegaIdiot http://www.itif.org/publications/kim-dotcom-thinks-you-are-megaidiot <div> </div> <div> Infamous MegaUpload creator Kim DotCom thinks the FBI is unfairly targeting him, but the evidence demonstrates otherwise. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/kim-dotcom-thinks-you-are-megaidiot#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5261 at http://www.itif.org Canada Must Protect Intellectual Property http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-must-protect-intellectual-property <div> </div> <div> The Canadian innovation economy is threatened by the nation’s lax IP system. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-must-protect-intellectual-property#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5265 at http://www.itif.org US Needs New Innovation Champion http://www.itif.org/publications/us-needs-new-innovation-champion <div> </div> <div> Innovation-based industries need a unified voice to drive US innovation policy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/us-needs-new-innovation-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-needs-new-innovation-champion#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5248 at http://www.itif.org Advocates Should Focus on Our Real Competitiveness Problems http://www.itif.org/publications/advocates-should-focus-our-real-competitiveness-problems <div> </div> <div> As a strong supporter of American manufacturing, ITIF is strongly in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/advocates-should-focus-our-real-competitiveness-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/advocates-should-focus-our-real-competitiveness-problems#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5254 at http://www.itif.org Not News: Deploying Broadband Costs Less in Dense Cities http://www.itif.org/publications/not-news-deploying-broadband-costs-less-dense-cities <div> </div> <div> Dense cities like Riga build high-speed networks for less - we shouldn&#039;t be surprised it has faster downloads than San Antonio. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/not-news-deploying-broadband-costs-less-dense-cities#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 31 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5247 at http://www.itif.org Government Snooping and E-Surveillance Call for a Geneva Convention for Data http://www.itif.org/publications/government-snooping-and-e-surveillance-call-geneva-convention-data <div> </div> <div> An international agreement on data is required to ensure the future of the digital economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/government-snooping-and-e-surveillance-call-geneva-convention-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/government-snooping-and-e-surveillance-call-geneva-convention-data#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5240 at http://www.itif.org 23andFDA http://www.itif.org/publications/23andfda <div> </div> <div> Regulations for the direct-to-consumer market must encourage not hamper innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/23andfda#comments Health IT Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5229 at http://www.itif.org Critique of OECD R&D Tax Credit Report http://www.itif.org/publications/critique-oecd-rd-tax-credit-report <div> </div> <div> Why is the OECD so worried about R&amp;D tax credits? </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/critique-oecd-rd-tax-credit-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/critique-oecd-rd-tax-credit-report#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5239 at http://www.itif.org Digital Trade Act of 2013 Instrumental to Protecting and Empowering the Global Digital Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-trade-act-2013-instrumental-protecting-and-empowering-global-digital-economy <div> </div> <div> Much-needed legislation in the Digital Trade Act of 2013 would protect the Internet from restrictive measures that obstruct the free flow of data in the global economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-trade-act-2013-instrumental-protecting-and-empowering-global-digital-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-trade-act-2013-instrumental-protecting-and-empowering-global-digital-economy#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5238 at http://www.itif.org Talking TPP: Getting Through to Negotiators http://www.itif.org/publications/talking-tpp-getting-through-negotiators <div> </div> <div> The TPP can set a standard for future trade agreements, but implementing the wrong policies could do more harm than good. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/talking-tpp-getting-through-negotiators#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5192 at http://www.itif.org Internet of Things Meets Holiday Wish Lists http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-meets-holiday-wish-lists <div> </div> <div> The Internet of Things is transforming how we work and live. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-meets-holiday-wish-lists#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5196 at http://www.itif.org Decoupling Revisited: Who is Reaping the Benefits of Economic Growth? http://www.itif.org/publications/decoupling-revisited-who-reaping-benefits-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> The benefits of economic growth are widely shared but not as widely as they could be, says a new paper. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/decoupling-revisited-who-reaping-benefits-economic-growth#comments Economic Theory Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5178 at http://www.itif.org The Explosive Rise of Subsidies to Chinese Industry http://www.itif.org/publications/explosive-rise-subsidies-chinese-industry <div> </div> <div> China’s use of innovation mercantilism is hurting the global economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/explosive-rise-subsidies-chinese-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/explosive-rise-subsidies-chinese-industry#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5167 at http://www.itif.org Robust Federal Investment in Scientific Research Critical to Sustaining Moore’s Law http://www.itif.org/publications/robust-federal-investment-scientific-research-critical-sustaining-moore-s-law <div> </div> <div> Sustaining Moore’s Law is critical to the continued growth and competitiveness of the U.S. Economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/robust-federal-investment-scientific-research-critical-sustaining-moore-s-law#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5159 at http://www.itif.org US Weather Data Threat Exposes Poor Data Stewardship http://www.itif.org/publications/us-weather-data-threat-exposes-poor-data-stewardship <div> </div> <div> A series of planning failures is placing critical weather data applications at risk. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/us-weather-data-threat-exposes-poor-data-stewardship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-weather-data-threat-exposes-poor-data-stewardship#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5168 at http://www.itif.org An Innovative Solution to Budgeting: Cut Deficits AND Grow the Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/innovative-solution-budgeting-cut-deficits-and-grow-economy <div> </div> <div> The main economic theories in the budget debate don’t diagnose the problem correctly and prescribe the wrong solutions. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/innovative-solution-budgeting-cut-deficits-and-grow-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovative-solution-budgeting-cut-deficits-and-grow-economy#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5169 at http://www.itif.org The Dangerous Decline in Investment in Equipment and Software http://www.itif.org/publications/dangerous-decline-investment-equipment-and-software-0 <div> </div> <div> Capital investment is a key to innovation diffusion, but the US is falling behind. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/dangerous-decline-investment-equipment-and-software-0#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5157 at http://www.itif.org "Patent Box" Legislation Offers Unique Incentives For R&D http://www.itif.org/publications/patent-box-legislation-offers-unique-incentives-rd <div> </div> <div> New research shows that tax incentives for R&amp;D output, not just R&amp;D spending, enhances patent quality. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/patent-box-legislation-offers-unique-incentives-rd#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5155 at http://www.itif.org What The U.S. Can Learn From Denmark's Industrial PhD Program http://www.itif.org/publications/what-us-can-learn-denmarks-industrial-phd-program <div> </div> <div> Denmark’s industrial-focused doctorate can serve as a model for private sector-relevant education and research. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-us-can-learn-denmarks-industrial-phd-program#comments Education & Training Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5158 at http://www.itif.org Update: Trade Promotion Authority Still in Danger http://www.itif.org/publications/update-trade-promotion-authority-still-danger <div> </div> <div> With 151 House Democrats and 23 House Republicans standing in his way, Senator Max Baucus faces a rough road for the approval of TPA. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/update-trade-promotion-authority-still-danger#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5144 at http://www.itif.org Blah-humbug: Leaked Trade Agreement Shows (Surprise!) U.S. Looking Out for Its Interests http://www.itif.org/publications/blah-humbug-leaked-trade-agreement-shows-surprise-us-looking-out-its-interests <div> </div> <div> The leaked draft IP text of the TPP Agreement demonstrates that much still needs to be done in terms of harmonizing IP policy across the Asia-Pacific region. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/blah-humbug-leaked-trade-agreement-shows-surprise-us-looking-out-its-interests#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5146 at http://www.itif.org Which Consumers Do Consumer Groups Represent? http://www.itif.org/publications/which-consumers-do-consumer-groups-represent <div> </div> <div> Arguments that GMOs only help corporations and not consumers are inaccurate and damaging to the policy debate. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/which-consumers-do-consumer-groups-represent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/which-consumers-do-consumer-groups-represent#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5129 at http://www.itif.org BLM Should Re-Think its Failed Solar Auction to Drive Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/blm-should-re-think-its-failed-solar-auction-drive-innovation <div> </div> <div> Solar development on public lands should offer companies an opportunity to demonstrate and scale up technologies to accelerate innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/blm-should-re-think-its-failed-solar-auction-drive-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5121 at http://www.itif.org Lessons from the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Failure http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-aca-health-insurance-marketplace-failure <div> </div> <div> The HIM debacle is just a symptom of the broader challenges facing federal IT and e-government management. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-aca-health-insurance-marketplace-failure#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5119 at http://www.itif.org Balancing Innovation: Managing Current Needs with Future Success in Developing Countries http://www.itif.org/publications/balancing-innovation-managing-current-needs-future-success-developing-countries <div> </div> <div> Protecting intellectual property has lasting positive effects for the global innovation ecosystem and domestic growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/balancing-innovation-managing-current-needs-future-success-developing-countries#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5110 at http://www.itif.org Learning from Our IT Failures http://www.itif.org/publications/learning-our-it-failures <div> </div> <div> We must reform federal policy to improve procurement, managements and oversight of government IT. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/learning-our-it-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/learning-our-it-failures#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5113 at http://www.itif.org Telemedicine’s Role in Improving Health Care Delivery http://www.itif.org/publications/telemedicine-s-role-improving-health-care-delivery <div> </div> <div> Policy reform that encourages telemedicine can increase competition and efficiency to keep health insurance costs down. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/telemedicine-s-role-improving-health-care-delivery#comments Health IT Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 08 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5111 at http://www.itif.org Top Competitors Continue to Outinvest the United States in Export Credit Financing http://www.itif.org/publications/top-competitors-continue-outinvest-united-states-export-credit-financing-0 <div> </div> <div> America’s top economic competitors in Europe and Asia—are investing in export credit financing, both as a share of GDP and even current dollars. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/top-competitors-continue-outinvest-united-states-export-credit-financing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/top-competitors-continue-outinvest-united-states-export-credit-financing-0#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5103 at http://www.itif.org Part 4: Pittsburgh, From Rust Belt Loser to Clean Energy Leader http://www.itif.org/publications/part-4-pittsburgh-rust-belt-loser-clean-energy-leader <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp takes a look at the key state policy drivers underpinning Pittsburgh&#039;s rise as a clean energy leader </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/part-4-pittsburgh-rust-belt-loser-clean-energy-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/part-4-pittsburgh-rust-belt-loser-clean-energy-leader#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5097 at http://www.itif.org Time to get tough on mercantilists http://www.itif.org/publications/time-get-tough-mercantilists <div> </div> <div> It’s time the United States gets tough on mercantilists, and enforces the intellectual property criterion as a condition of preferential trade benefits. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-get-tough-mercantilists#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5098 at http://www.itif.org Trade Liberalization Enhances Economic Growth: New Evidence http://www.itif.org/publications/trade-liberalization-enhances-economic-growth-new-evidence <div> </div> <div> A new paper from the FUCAPE Business School finds that the dissemination of computers increased the demand for skilled workers, but decreased the demand for unskilled workers in Brazil. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/trade-liberalization-enhances-economic-growth-new-evidence#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 akey 5093 at http://www.itif.org Demand Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/demand-innovation <div> </div> <div> Demand innovation: raise productivity by allowing a wave of new technologies to disrupt existing service industries. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/demand-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/demand-innovation#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5086 at http://www.itif.org What is a Fair Price For Broadband? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-fair-price-broadband <div> </div> <div> US isn&#039;t behind on broadband, contrary to new report&#039;s claims. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-fair-price-broadband#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5087 at http://www.itif.org Can Solar Energy Save The World? http://www.itif.org/publications/can-solar-energy-save-world <div> </div> <div> Solar energy has little chance of &quot;saving the world&quot; if it doesn&#039;t become better and cheaper. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/can-solar-energy-save-world#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5091 at http://www.itif.org New America Foundation Report Finds Municipal Broadband Providers Gouging Consumers http://www.itif.org/publications/new-america-foundation-report-finds-municipal-broadband-providers-gouging-consumers <div> </div> <div> NAF&#039;s broadband report compares apples to oranges and ignores important questions about what broadband actually costs to provide. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-america-foundation-report-finds-municipal-broadband-providers-gouging-consumers#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 29 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5088 at http://www.itif.org Should U.S. Climate Policy Focus More on Innovation? http://www.itif.org/publications/should-us-climate-policy-focus-more-innovation <div> </div> <div> Matthew Stepp facilitates a discussion on the importance of focusing on energy innovation within the climate policy debate. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/should-us-climate-policy-focus-more-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/should-us-climate-policy-focus-more-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5051 at http://www.itif.org Universities as Innovation Engines: New Evidence http://www.itif.org/publications/universities-innovation-engines-new-evidence <div> </div> <div> University spinoffs more innovative, more successful than comparable firms. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/universities-innovation-engines-new-evidence#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5052 at http://www.itif.org America's Investment Crisis http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-investment-crisis <div> </div> <div> Private capital investment in the U.S. has fallen significantly in the last decade, exacerbating the economic stagnation we face. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-investment-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-investment-crisis#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5053 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Mercantilism’s Dangerous Consequences for American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-mercantilism-s-dangerous-consequences-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> Mercantilist practices drastically inhibit the ability of U.S. enterprises to effectively compete in the global marketplace. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-mercantilism-s-dangerous-consequences-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-mercantilism-s-dangerous-consequences-american-manufacturing#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5047 at http://www.itif.org Is it Useful? A Drug Patent Enigma http://www.itif.org/publications/it-useful-drug-patent-enigma <div> </div> <div> In Canada, there is a strange pattern developing regarding the conditions required to obtain a patent, and it is threatening innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-useful-drug-patent-enigma#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5042 at http://www.itif.org Grasping at Luddite Straws http://www.itif.org/publications/grasping-luddite-straws <div> </div> <div> Benjamin Freidman’s Neo-Luddite assessment of technology and jobs is a reminder why we should not let economists make policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/grasping-luddite-straws#comments Economic Theory Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5043 at http://www.itif.org US Broadband’s Latest Report Card http://www.itif.org/publications/us-broadband-s-latest-report-card <div> </div> <div> The latest broadband rankings by Akami further illustrate that the claims of some broadband Casandras regarding the weakness of U.S. networks are highly misleading. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/us-broadband-s-latest-report-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-broadband-s-latest-report-card#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 18 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5033 at http://www.itif.org Effective Innovation Policies and Institutions Continue to Help Drive Success of Nordic Economies http://www.itif.org/publications/effective-innovation-policies-and-institutions-continue-help-drive-success-nordic-econo <div> </div> <div> Summarizes key insights from ITIF&#039;s event on the success of the Nordic innovation economies and what the United States can learn from them. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/effective-innovation-policies-and-institutions-continue-help-drive-success-nordic-econo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/effective-innovation-policies-and-institutions-continue-help-drive-success-nordic-econo#comments Competitiveness Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 17 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5031 at http://www.itif.org It's Our Pirate Party, We Can Do What We Want http://www.itif.org/publications/its-our-pirate-party-we-can-do-what-we-want <div> </div> <div> The argument that movie studios could eliminate piracy by just releasing more movies sooner, cheaper or in a different format is incorrect. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/its-our-pirate-party-we-can-do-what-we-want#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 15 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5028 at http://www.itif.org A Climate Policy that Would Actually Work http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-policy-would-actually-work <div> </div> <div> To mitigate climate change globally we must develop a robust innovation system that can create cheaper and higher quality clean energy alternatives. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-policy-would-actually-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-policy-would-actually-work#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 11 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5022 at http://www.itif.org Shutting Down Trade with the Government Shutdown http://www.itif.org/publications/shutting-down-trade-government-shutdown <div> </div> <div> With the government shutdown now in its second week, its effect is now being felt in much of the broader U.S. economy, especially in trade. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/shutting-down-trade-government-shutdown#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5015 at http://www.itif.org Pt. 3: Midwest Building World Class Tools to Spur Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-3-midwest-building-world-class-tools-spur-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> In part 3 from his Energy Innovation Across America tour, ITIF Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp talks with some of the leading voices in the rapidly growing Midwest clean energy innovation ecosystem. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-3-midwest-building-world-class-tools-spur-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-3-midwest-building-world-class-tools-spur-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4997 at http://www.itif.org Shutting Down our Innovation Future http://www.itif.org/publications/shutting-down-our-innovation-future <div> </div> <div> The shutdown is just one symptom of a broader illness affecting governmental budgeting that is sabotaging our economic future. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/shutting-down-our-innovation-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/shutting-down-our-innovation-future#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 5003 at http://www.itif.org National Manufacturing Day Highlights Challenges and Opportunities http://www.itif.org/publications/national-manufacturing-day-highlights-challenges-and-opportunities <div> </div> <div> This day of celebration should also serve as reminder of the competitiveness challenges manufacturers face. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/national-manufacturing-day-highlights-challenges-and-opportunities#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4989 at http://www.itif.org Why America Gets Copyright Correct and (Some) Libertarians Do Not http://www.itif.org/publications/why-america-gets-copyright-correct-and-some-libertarians-do-not <div> </div> <div> Libertarian economists are gaining fame for trumpeting the downside of the American copyright regime, but they don’t consider the technological progress that makes it necessary. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-america-gets-copyright-correct-and-some-libertarians-do-not#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4990 at http://www.itif.org Government Shutdown Damages U.S. Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/government-shutdown-damages-us-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> The government shutdown, regardless of length, is just the latest policy setback for America’s energy innovation ecosystem. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/government-shutdown-damages-us-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4965 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E Still Pushing Boundaries of Clean Energy in Fragile Budget Environment http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-still-pushing-boundaries-clean-energy-fragile-budget-environment <div> </div> <div> ARPA-E announced 33 new breakthrough clean energy projects, even as budget politics targets less funding. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-still-pushing-boundaries-clean-energy-fragile-budget-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-still-pushing-boundaries-clean-energy-fragile-budget-environment#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 30 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4966 at http://www.itif.org The Department of Commerce Should Establish an Office of Data Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/department-commerce-should-establish-office-data-innovation <div> </div> <div> The Commerce Department should proactively search for more opportunities to unlock the potential of data-driven innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/department-commerce-should-establish-office-data-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/department-commerce-should-establish-office-data-innovation#comments E-Government Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4958 at http://www.itif.org More Evidence that Immigration is Good for Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/more-evidence-immigration-good-innovation <div> </div> <div> New NBER paper shows how high-skilled immigration is important for competitiveness and innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/more-evidence-immigration-good-innovation#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4957 at http://www.itif.org Robots Taking All Our Jobs? Ridiculous http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-taking-all-our-jobs-ridiculous <div> </div> <div> The “robots are taking our jobs” narrative is not backed by the facts or common sense. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-taking-all-our-jobs-ridiculous#comments Staff Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4960 at http://www.itif.org Congress Needs to Fix the Helium Program Now http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-needs-fix-helium-program-now <div> </div> <div> Unless Congress acts soon, the Federal Helium Program will begin shutting down on October 1. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-needs-fix-helium-program-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-needs-fix-helium-program-now#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4952 at http://www.itif.org Conference Fosters Diverse Community Around Data http://www.itif.org/publications/conference-fosters-diverse-community-around-data <div> </div> <div> The DataGotham 2013 conference, now in its second year, brought together data-driven thinkers from an impressively broad range of fields, carrying an almost equally wide array of titles. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/conference-fosters-diverse-community-around-data#comments Staff Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4954 at http://www.itif.org Increased Productivity is Key for Healthy Manufacturers, Healthy Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/increased-productivity-key-healthy-manufacturers-healthy-economy <div> </div> <div> Many pundits, activists and policymakers are arguing that productivity causes job loss. They are wrong. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/increased-productivity-key-healthy-manufacturers-healthy-economy#comments Staff Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 24 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4950 at http://www.itif.org What Really Is Competitiveness? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-really-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> Before we go off talking about competitiveness and what country leads or lags, it would be useful to have the right definition and the right data. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-really-competitiveness#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4937 at http://www.itif.org A Model Broadband Ecosystem http://www.itif.org/publications/model-broadband-ecosystem <div> </div> <div> The U.S. has made significant progress in creating a vibrant, high-quality and affordable broadband ecosystem. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/model-broadband-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/model-broadband-ecosystem#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4928 at http://www.itif.org A Train Ride Tour of Energy Innovation Across America http://www.itif.org/publications/train-ride-tour-energy-innovation-across-america <div> </div> <div> ITIF’s Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp engages in a four-part online series at his column, The Capitol Energy Report, covering the highlights of his trip across America’s leading energy innovation ecosystems. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/train-ride-tour-energy-innovation-across-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/train-ride-tour-energy-innovation-across-america#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4967 at http://www.itif.org Ag Biotech Opponents Want the US to Emulate European Regulation of Biotechnology – They Should Think Again. http://www.itif.org/publications/ag-biotech-opponents-want-us-emulate-european-regulation-biotechnology-they-should-thin <div> </div> <div> GMO crops are every bit as safe as any other and this is acknowledged by a staggering preponderance of scientific opinion around the world. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ag-biotech-opponents-want-us-emulate-european-regulation-biotechnology-they-should-thin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ag-biotech-opponents-want-us-emulate-european-regulation-biotechnology-they-should-thin#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4907 at http://www.itif.org Can DOE Build a Better Electric Car Battery? http://www.itif.org/publications/can-doe-build-better-electric-car-battery <div> </div> <div> ARPA-E’s new RANGE program could produce the design and performance innovations necessary to enhance the use of electric vehicles. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/can-doe-build-better-electric-car-battery#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4908 at http://www.itif.org Innovation in the Market for Video Programming http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-market-video-programming <div> </div> <div> Consumers today have more choice in video programming than ever before. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-market-video-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-market-video-programming#comments Staff Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4906 at http://www.itif.org If the Courts Do Not Recognize Technology Neutrality in the Wiretap Act, Congress Should Intervene http://www.itif.org/publications/if-courts-do-not-recognize-technology-neutrality-wiretap-act-congress-should-intervene <div> </div> <div> Congress should make clear that unencrypted communications broadcast over wireless networks do not have the same privacy protections as encrypted communications. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/if-courts-do-not-recognize-technology-neutrality-wiretap-act-congress-should-intervene#comments Staff Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4904 at http://www.itif.org Has the US government learned nothing from the Clipper Chip? http://www.itif.org/publications/has-us-government-learned-nothing-clipper-chip <div> </div> <div> The policy of the U.S. government should be to strengthen, not weaken, online security. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/has-us-government-learned-nothing-clipper-chip#comments Staff Cybersecurity Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4899 at http://www.itif.org The STEM Crisis is Real http://www.itif.org/publications/stem-crisis-real <div> </div> <div> Robert Charette’s recent article arguing that we do not face a STEM worker shortage is based on flawed analysis and faulty assumptions. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/stem-crisis-real#comments Staff Competitiveness Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4905 at http://www.itif.org Could a Fed Under Larry Summers Worsen America’s Investment Drought? http://www.itif.org/publications/could-fed-under-larry-summers-worsen-america-s-investment-drought <div> </div> <div> If Summers becomes Fed chair, one issue in which he could play a key role is the restoration of private sector capital investment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/could-fed-under-larry-summers-worsen-america-s-investment-drought#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4887 at http://www.itif.org Robots Are Not the Enemy http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-are-not-enemy <div> </div> <div> The reality is that, far from being doomed by an excess of technology, we are actually at risk of being held back from too little innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-are-not-enemy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-are-not-enemy#comments Staff Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4888 at http://www.itif.org Technology does not Eliminate Jobs, it Creates Them http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-does-not-eliminate-jobs-it-creates-them <div> </div> <div> Blaming technology for high unemployment ignores the facts and fails to recognize the job creation attributes innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-does-not-eliminate-jobs-it-creates-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-does-not-eliminate-jobs-it-creates-them#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4902 at http://www.itif.org Stop Saying Robots Are Destroying Jobs—They Aren’t http://www.itif.org/publications/stop-saying-robots-are-destroying-jobs-they-aren-t <div> </div> <div> Technology never has destroyed jobs on a net basis and it won’t in the future. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/stop-saying-robots-are-destroying-jobs-they-aren-t#comments Staff Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4867 at http://www.itif.org Legislation to Revitalize American Manufacturing on Congress’s Docket this Fall http://www.itif.org/publications/legislation-revitalize-american-manufacturing-congress-s-docket-fall <div> </div> <div> Important legislation is being introduced this fall that will reinvigorate American manufacturing, but ultimately the America COMPETES Act will remain essential. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/legislation-revitalize-american-manufacturing-congress-s-docket-fall#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4868 at http://www.itif.org RFID: Readily Forced Information Distortion http://www.itif.org/publications/rfid-readily-forced-information-distortion <div> </div> <div> Fears are misplaced over RFID technology. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rfid-readily-forced-information-distortion#comments Staff Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4870 at http://www.itif.org Pilot Projects for Inspiring Utility Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/pilot-projects-inspiring-utility-innovation <div> </div> <div> Maryland is piloting new projects to innovate in-state utilities. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/pilot-projects-inspiring-utility-innovation#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 02 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4880 at http://www.itif.org What Emerging Knowledge Economy? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-emerging-knowledge-economy <div> </div> <div> The reality of the college and STEM debate is that none of the top fastest growing occupations even require a bachelor&#039;s degree. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-emerging-knowledge-economy#comments Staff Education & Training Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4860 at http://www.itif.org The “Internet of Things” Requires New Thinking on Data http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-requires-new-thinking-data <div> </div> <div> Realizing the benefits of the Internet of Things will require policymakers to break out of the old ways of thinking about data and privacy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-requires-new-thinking-data#comments Staff Internet Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4854 at http://www.itif.org 95% of America’s Young Adults Use Broadband at Home http://www.itif.org/publications/95-america-s-young-adults-use-broadband-home <div> </div> <div> Pew Research Center reveals 95% of America’s young adults use broadband at home. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/95-america-s-young-adults-use-broadband-home#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4858 at http://www.itif.org Adding Energy Innovation to the FAIR Act http://www.itif.org/publications/adding-energy-innovation-fair-act <div> </div> <div> Megan Nicholson assesses the proposed FAIR Act&#039;s energy innovation shortcomings. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/adding-energy-innovation-fair-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/adding-energy-innovation-fair-act#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4853 at http://www.itif.org No More Railing Against iPhones http://www.itif.org/publications/no-more-railing-against-iphones <div> </div> <div> It makes no sense to rail against iPhones over their energy consumption. Instead we should focus our efforts on developing next generation energy innovations. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/no-more-railing-against-iphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/no-more-railing-against-iphones#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4859 at http://www.itif.org Getting the TPP Done Right More Important than Getting It Done Right Away http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-tpp-done-right-more-important-getting-it-done-right-away <div> </div> <div> Intellectual Property (IP) protections and enforcement provisions remain to be negotiated for a TPP Deal, so why hurry? </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-tpp-done-right-more-important-getting-it-done-right-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-tpp-done-right-more-important-getting-it-done-right-away#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 23 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4869 at http://www.itif.org Privacy Advocates Set Their Sights On The Wrong G-Men http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-advocates-set-their-sights-wrong-g-men <div> </div> <div> The post-PRISM push for voluntary collection of personal data by the private sector has the potential to disrupt economic and social benefits of the data-driven economy as well as harm real reform in government. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-advocates-set-their-sights-wrong-g-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-advocates-set-their-sights-wrong-g-men#comments Staff Cybersecurity Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 23 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4850 at http://www.itif.org Crawford Misuses the Survey Data http://www.itif.org/publications/crawford-misuses-survey-data <div> </div> <div> In the second post in a two part response to Susan Crawford’s attack on his New York Times op-ed “No Country for Slow Broadband,” Richard Bennett deconstructs Crawford’s analytical errors. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/crawford-misuses-survey-data#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4842 at http://www.itif.org Scientific Researchers at Asian Universities Attracting More Industry Funding than American Counterparts http://www.itif.org/publications/scientific-researchers-asian-universities-attracting-more-industry-funding-american-cou <div> </div> <div> University scientific researchers from many Asian nations are attracting substantially more industry funding per researcher than their American counterparts claims a new report released last week. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/scientific-researchers-asian-universities-attracting-more-industry-funding-american-cou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/scientific-researchers-asian-universities-attracting-more-industry-funding-american-cou#comments Staff Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4843 at http://www.itif.org Pt. 1: Millennial Trains Project Explore Energy Innovation in Utah http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-1-millennial-trains-project-explore-energy-innovation-utah <div> </div> <div> In part one of a four part series, Salt Lake City’s Energy Commercialization Center provides a comprehensive summary of ITIF Senior Analysts tour of SLC’s energy innovation ecosystem. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-1-millennial-trains-project-explore-energy-innovation-utah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-1-millennial-trains-project-explore-energy-innovation-utah#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4968 at http://www.itif.org Pt. 2: The Mad Scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-2-mad-scientists-department-energy-s-national-laboratories <div> </div> <div> In part two of a four part series, ITIF Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp provides an overview of some of the major energy innovations under development at the Department of Energy’s National Laboratory system. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/pt-2-mad-scientists-department-energy-s-national-laboratories#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4969 at http://www.itif.org Forced Localization Policies Threaten Global Trade in Innovative Industries http://www.itif.org/publications/forced-localization-policies-threaten-global-trade-innovative-industries <div> </div> <div> Localization barriers to trade constitute a distinct and rapidly growing class of trade barriers that seek to impose location-specific conditions on global production, procurement, investment, and data flows. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/forced-localization-policies-threaten-global-trade-innovative-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/forced-localization-policies-threaten-global-trade-innovative-industries#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 14 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4822 at http://www.itif.org Chile Catches a Wave to the Future http://www.itif.org/publications/chile-catches-wave-future <div> </div> <div> Chile’s Innovation Council drafts a new strategy for competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/chile-catches-wave-future#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 13 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4815 at http://www.itif.org Don’t Tax Internet Access http://www.itif.org/publications/don-t-tax-internet-access <div> </div> <div> Why would the government want to tax Internet access when, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, the Internet accounts for 3.8 percent of U.S. GDP? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/don-t-tax-internet-access#comments Staff Broadband Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4803 at http://www.itif.org In Defense of Free Trade (A Response to “The Free Trade Blues” in Economix) http://www.itif.org/publications/defense-free-trade-response-free-trade-blues-economix <div> </div> <div> Blaming free trade for U.S. economic woes does not account for the difficulty of operating in a global marketplace increasingly dominated by mercantilism. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/defense-free-trade-response-free-trade-blues-economix#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4808 at http://www.itif.org Public-Private Partnerships will Close Rural Broadband Gap http://www.itif.org/publications/public-private-partnerships-will-close-rural-broadband-gap <div> </div> <div> As America prepares to retire the public telephone network that served us so well for nearly 100 years, we need to take stock of the broadband networks that have taken its place. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-private-partnerships-will-close-rural-broadband-gap#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4796 at http://www.itif.org Why Are There No Jobs for Hadoop in the Federal Government? http://www.itif.org/publications/why-are-there-no-jobs-hadoop-federal-government <div> </div> <div> Hadoop has been the industry standard for scalable data processing applications for several years, so why does a search for “Hadoop” on USAJOBS.gov return zero results? </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/why-are-there-no-jobs-hadoop-federal-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-are-there-no-jobs-hadoop-federal-government#comments Staff E-Government Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4802 at http://www.itif.org A Global Alliance for Genomic Data Sharing http://www.itif.org/publications/global-alliance-genomic-data-sharing <div> </div> <div> The Global Alliance aims to foster an unencumbered environment of widespread data sharing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/global-alliance-genomic-data-sharing#comments Staff Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 05 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4779 at http://www.itif.org A Television Addict's Validation http://www.itif.org/publications/television-addicts-validation <div> </div> <div> Did you know that film and television contribute substantially to the American economy? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/television-addicts-validation#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4774 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Makes the World a Better Place http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-makes-world-better-place <div> </div> <div> Innovative ideas and systems improvements can make a real difference for charity. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-makes-world-better-place#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4776 at http://www.itif.org Crawford Misses the Mark http://www.itif.org/publications/crawford-misses-mark <div> </div> <div> An 8,000 word blog post by Susan Crawford attempting to rebut my New York Times op-ed is riddled with analytical and factual errors. See part one of a two part response. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/crawford-misses-mark#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4772 at http://www.itif.org How Nike is Using Data to Help Save the Planet http://www.itif.org/publications/how-nike-using-data-help-save-planet <div> </div> <div> Nike is becoming a leader in successfully using Life Cycle Assessments to inform product development. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-nike-using-data-help-save-planet#comments Staff Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 30 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4769 at http://www.itif.org A Progressive Broadband Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/progressive-broadband-agenda <div> </div> <div> “Is the Internet an enabler of rich new networks and applications or simply a faster telephone network? Progressives need to choose a vision to animate public policy.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/progressive-broadband-agenda#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4764 at http://www.itif.org America’s Broadband Success Story http://www.itif.org/publications/america-s-broadband-success-story <div> </div> <div> In this Letter to the Editor for the LA Times, Bennett notes critics who harp on yesterday&#039;s broadband problems retard needed progress. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-s-broadband-success-story#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4755 at http://www.itif.org The State of (Rural) Wireline Communication http://www.itif.org/publications/state-rural-wireline-communication <div> </div> <div> Thursday’s “State of Wireline Communications” hearing proves that Senators should take a fresh look at the Internet and how it should be regulated. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/state-rural-wireline-communication#comments Staff Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4750 at http://www.itif.org China’s Economic Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-economic-mercantilism <div> </div> <div> China uses a wide array of mercantilist policies to assist domestic firms while discriminating against foreign establishments. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-economic-mercantilism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-economic-mercantilism#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4743 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E Announces a Different Path for Solar Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-announces-different-path-solar-innovation <div> </div> <div> ARPA_E’s FOCUS program seeks to develop new hybrid solar energy storage systems, at lower costs and with greater performance. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-announces-different-path-solar-innovation#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4745 at http://www.itif.org Digital trade in a post-PRISM world http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-trade-post-prism-world <div> </div> <div> PRISM&#039;s fallout will likely have a lasting negative impact on U.S. economic competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-trade-post-prism-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/digital-trade-post-prism-world#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4749 at http://www.itif.org Why Is China Scaling Back ITA Expansion Ambitions When It So Clearly Benefits? http://www.itif.org/publications/why-china-scaling-back-ita-expansion-ambitions-when-it-so-clearly-benefits <div> </div> <div> The suspension of global negotiations to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), precipitated by China, will have unintended consequences for Chinese growth and innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-china-scaling-back-ita-expansion-ambitions-when-it-so-clearly-benefits#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4754 at http://www.itif.org Washington Heading for Another Round of Devastating Cuts to Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/washington-heading-another-round-devastating-cuts-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> In his latest Capital Energy Report, Stepp discusses the potential impacts of massive cuts to federal energy investment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/washington-heading-another-round-devastating-cuts-energy-innovation#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4736 at http://www.itif.org IT and the Environment: Improving Together http://www.itif.org/publications/it-and-environment-improving-together <div> </div> <div> New research finds a link between companies innovating in IT and in environmental practices. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-and-environment-improving-together#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4739 at http://www.itif.org New Evidence in Favor of Government R&D Funding http://www.itif.org/publications/new-evidence-favor-government-rd-funding <div> </div> <div> New study summarizes years of research on federal funding for R&amp;D; finds it beneficial. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-evidence-favor-government-rd-funding#comments Staff Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4740 at http://www.itif.org Levin Details Important Challenges Ahead for International Trade http://www.itif.org/publications/levin-details-important-challenges-ahead-international-trade <div> </div> <div> Representative Sandy Levin (D-MI) discusses the importance of both free and fair trade for the U.S. trade agenda. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/levin-details-important-challenges-ahead-international-trade#comments Staff Economic Theory Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4741 at http://www.itif.org Intellectual Property Rights Key to Negotiating a Successful TPP Agreement http://www.itif.org/publications/intellectual-property-rights-key-negotiating-successful-tpp-agreement <div> </div> <div> Intellectual property protections are some of the most important issues that should be negotiated before completing the TPP. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/intellectual-property-rights-key-negotiating-successful-tpp-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/intellectual-property-rights-key-negotiating-successful-tpp-agreement#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4752 at http://www.itif.org Withdraw India’s GSP Preference If It Continues to Impose Localization Barriers to Trade on Foreign Enterprises http://www.itif.org/publications/withdraw-india-s-gsp-preference-if-it-continues-impose-localization-barriers-trade-fo-0 <div> </div> <div> Recent months have seen India introduce several disconcerting localization barriers to trade that discriminate against foreign companies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/withdraw-india-s-gsp-preference-if-it-continues-impose-localization-barriers-trade-fo-0#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4753 at http://www.itif.org Biden’s Visit an Opportunity to Put U.S.-India Economic Relations Back on Track http://www.itif.org/publications/biden-s-visit-opportunity-put-us-india-economic-relations-back-track <div> </div> <div> Joe Biden’s trip to India this week marks a significant step forward in re-establishing strained U.S.-India economic relations. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/biden-s-visit-opportunity-put-us-india-economic-relations-back-track#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4751 at http://www.itif.org Using Data to Fight Counterfeiting http://www.itif.org/publications/using-data-fight-counterfeiting <div> </div> <div> Counterfeit goods remain a serious problem for U.S. businesses and consumers, but new advances in data innovation are providing better tools to address this challenge. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/using-data-fight-counterfeiting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/using-data-fight-counterfeiting#comments Staff Cybersecurity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4728 at http://www.itif.org Half a Loaf on Immigration: Why High Skill Immigration Reform is Essential http://www.itif.org/publications/half-loaf-immigration-why-high-skill-immigration-reform-essential <div> </div> <div> High skill immigration reform is essential to address the workforce and competitiveness issues America faces. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/half-loaf-immigration-why-high-skill-immigration-reform-essential#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 18 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4721 at http://www.itif.org Let them Eat the Dollar Menu http://www.itif.org/publications/let-them-eat-dollar-menu-0 <div> </div> <div> Food service wages are terrible. Whose fault is it? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/let-them-eat-dollar-menu-0#comments Staff State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4712 at http://www.itif.org Waiting for Onshoring http://www.itif.org/publications/waiting-onshoring <div> </div> <div> Let’s stop talking about reshoring and focus on what needs to be done to truly revive U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/waiting-onshoring#comments Staff Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4713 at http://www.itif.org What Does $3.2M Buy in Open Government? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-does-32m-buy-open-government <div> </div> <div> Our roundup of $3.2 million in open government innovation grants highlights the “post-digitization landscape.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-does-32m-buy-open-government#comments Staff Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4706 at http://www.itif.org Review: Aid for Trade, Four Years Later http://www.itif.org/publications/review-aid-trade-four-years-later <div> </div> <div> As the fourth annual review of the Aid for Trade concluded this week, a look back at its achievements yields some interesting implications. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/review-aid-trade-four-years-later#comments Staff State and Local Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4703 at http://www.itif.org Peer Review – Where you thought it ended? That’s just the beginning! http://www.itif.org/publications/peer-review-where-you-thought-it-ended-s-just-beginning <div> </div> <div> Peer Review is a worthy adversary for GMO detractors. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/peer-review-where-you-thought-it-ended-s-just-beginning#comments Staff Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4696 at http://www.itif.org G8 charter puts open data on international agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/g8-charter-puts-open-data-international-agenda <div> </div> <div> Here&#039;s what you need to know about the G8&#039;s pioneering Open Data Charter. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/g8-charter-puts-open-data-international-agenda#comments Staff Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4697 at http://www.itif.org GAO Report on Economic Impact from IP Theft Underwhelms http://www.itif.org/publications/gao-report-economic-impact-ip-theft-underwhelms <div> </div> <div> The federal government needs to make it clear that it will not tolerate the counterfeiting or pirating of U.S. products and services. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/gao-report-economic-impact-ip-theft-underwhelms#comments Staff Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4698 at http://www.itif.org Why Haven’t the FTC’s New COPPA Rules Made Your Kids Safer Online? http://www.itif.org/publications/why-haven-t-ftc-s-new-coppa-rules-made-your-kids-safer-online <div> </div> <div> The new COPPA rules put privacy ahead of innovation and leave children worse off. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-haven-t-ftc-s-new-coppa-rules-made-your-kids-safer-online#comments Staff Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4690 at http://www.itif.org Do Consumers Care About Online Privacy Anymore? http://www.itif.org/publications/do-consumers-care-about-online-privacy-anymore <div> </div> <div> According to the latest online search trends, concerns about Internet privacy are so 2004. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/do-consumers-care-about-online-privacy-anymore#comments Staff Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 10 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4687 at http://www.itif.org CBO Report Says Immigration Bill Benefits the Middle Class (don’t listen to those claiming otherwise) http://www.itif.org/publications/cbo-report-says-immigration-bill-benefits-middle-class-don-t-listen-those-claiming-othe <div> </div> <div> The CBO report is clear on the benefits of the Senate immigration bill. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/cbo-report-says-immigration-bill-benefits-middle-class-don-t-listen-those-claiming-othe#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 09 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4684 at http://www.itif.org Econ 101 is Killing America http://www.itif.org/publications/econ-101-killing-america <div> </div> <div> The general economic myths many take as facts are causing tragic results for everyday Americans. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/econ-101-killing-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/econ-101-killing-america#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 08 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4680 at http://www.itif.org Predictive Analytics and How to Decide Who Should Receive Organ Transplants http://www.itif.org/publications/predictive-analytics-and-how-decide-who-should-receive-organ-transplants <div> </div> <div> Better use of data analytics can help us make better predictions and fewer errors. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/predictive-analytics-and-how-decide-who-should-receive-organ-transplants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/predictive-analytics-and-how-decide-who-should-receive-organ-transplants#comments Staff Health IT Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 08 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4682 at http://www.itif.org Post-Sandy Telecom Melodrama http://www.itif.org/publications/post-sandy-telecom-melodrama <div> </div> <div> The replacement of copper telephone wire destroyed by superstorm Sandy with an wireless equivalent is drawing overblown criticism from some quarters. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/post-sandy-telecom-melodrama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/post-sandy-telecom-melodrama#comments Staff Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 08 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4685 at http://www.itif.org Affordable Care Act Endangers Innovative U.S. Life Sciences Industries http://www.itif.org/publications/affordable-care-act-endangers-innovative-us-life-sciences-industries <div> </div> <div> The Affordable Care Act puts the medical devices and biopharmaceuticals industries at risk. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/affordable-care-act-endangers-innovative-us-life-sciences-industries#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 04 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4679 at http://www.itif.org Innovation is Still the Answer http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-still-answer <div> </div> <div> The arguments against technology don’t add up. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-still-answer#comments Staff Competitiveness Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 02 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4677 at http://www.itif.org Will Politics Derail Obama's Trade Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/will-politics-derail-obamas-trade-agenda <div> </div> <div> The show of support by freshmen House Republicans for Obama’s trade agenda couldn’t be more timely. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/will-politics-derail-obamas-trade-agenda#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4673 at http://www.itif.org What's Behind Brazil's Demonstrations? Poor Economic Policy. http://www.itif.org/publications/whats-behind-brazils-demonstrations-poor-economic-policy <div> </div> <div> Brazilian economic policy has focused on the welfare of a few privileged producers at the expense of the wide swath of Brazilian consumers. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/whats-behind-brazils-demonstrations-poor-economic-policy#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4675 at http://www.itif.org Europe Promises More Than it Delivers http://www.itif.org/publications/europe-promises-more-it-delivers <div> </div> <div> Europe has a truth in advertising problem: SamKnows says DSL users in the UK get 44.7% of advertised speed during peak hours, and users in France only get 40.4%. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/europe-promises-more-it-delivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/europe-promises-more-it-delivers#comments Staff Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4660 at http://www.itif.org #EnergyChat: The Ins and Outs of President Obama's New Climate Change Plan http://www.itif.org/publications/energychat-ins-and-outs-president-obamas-new-climate-change-plan <div> </div> <div> In an #EnergyChat with TheEnergyCollective.com’s Jesse Jenkins, ITIF Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp discusses the major elements of the President’s Climate Change speech and proposed climate strategy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/energychat-ins-and-outs-president-obamas-new-climate-change-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/energychat-ins-and-outs-president-obamas-new-climate-change-plan#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4662 at http://www.itif.org Drilling for Clean Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/drilling-clean-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> Washington’s approach to energy policy is at odds with reality and needs to address the fact that real clean energy breakthroughs require investment in innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/drilling-clean-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/drilling-clean-energy-innovation#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4663 at http://www.itif.org The Unexpected Connection between Workers’ Rights and Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/publications/unexpected-connection-between-workers-rights-and-mercantilism <div> </div> <div> The removal of Bangladesh’s GSP benefits for labor rights violations has unexpected implications for innovation mercantilism. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/unexpected-connection-between-workers-rights-and-mercantilism#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4666 at http://www.itif.org Unintended Privatization http://www.itif.org/publications/unintended-privatization <div> </div> <div> Sequestered BLS statistical series gets picked up by the private sector. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/unintended-privatization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/unintended-privatization#comments Staff State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4667 at http://www.itif.org Time for Secretary Kerry to Get Tough with India http://www.itif.org/publications/time-secretary-kerry-get-tough-india <div> </div> <div> Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama administration need to properly address India&#039;s mercantilist trade policies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-secretary-kerry-get-tough-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-secretary-kerry-get-tough-india#comments Staff Competitiveness Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4655 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation Targeted for Devastating Cuts in Budget Debate http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-targeted-devastating-cuts-budget-debate <div> </div> <div> The House Appropriations Energy and Water subcommittee voted last week to slash funding for key energy innovation programs at the Department of Energy for FY2014. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-targeted-devastating-cuts-budget-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-targeted-devastating-cuts-budget-debate#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4657 at http://www.itif.org Let’s Clear a Few Things Up: On the Subject of Compulsory Licensing in TRIPS http://www.itif.org/publications/let-s-clear-few-things-subject-compulsory-licensing-trips <div> </div> <div> While everyone has an opinion on the subject of compulsory licensing, few actually understand its process and implications. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/let-s-clear-few-things-subject-compulsory-licensing-trips#comments Staff Health IT Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4659 at http://www.itif.org Rationalizing Government’s Spectrum Use http://www.itif.org/publications/rationalizing-government-s-spectrum-use <div> </div> <div> Richard Bennett lays out the three key issues that should be addressed in the House spectrum hearing Thursday: harmonization, relocation, and mobility in Rationalizing Government&#039;s Spectrum Use. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rationalizing-government-s-spectrum-use#comments Staff E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4652 at http://www.itif.org The Importance of IPR in the New Silk Road Initiative http://www.itif.org/publications/importance-ipr-new-silk-road-initiative <div> </div> <div> If we want to continue regional economic integration for South-Central Asia, better IP protection is the next step. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/importance-ipr-new-silk-road-initiative#comments Staff Competitiveness State and Local Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4646 at http://www.itif.org Privacy Zealots Say “Cookies for Me, None for Thee” http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-zealots-say-cookies-me-none-thee <div> </div> <div> Privacy advocates do not want to give users choice; they want to set the privacy rules for millions of users. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-zealots-say-cookies-me-none-thee#comments Staff Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 24 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4636 at http://www.itif.org America: The Next Woolworth's? http://www.itif.org/publications/america-next-woolworths <div> </div> <div> If the U.S. follows the same path of the former retail giant, underestimating our competitors and taking our consumers for granted, we could “go out of business” the same way Woolworths did. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/america-next-woolworths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-next-woolworths#comments Staff Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 24 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4640 at http://www.itif.org Is There a Global Anti-Dumping Solution? http://www.itif.org/publications/there-global-anti-dumping-solution <div> </div> <div> As the EU and China work to find a solution to their solar panel dumping standoff, is there room for the United States to help build a global agreement? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/there-global-anti-dumping-solution#comments Staff Energy & Climate Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 24 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4641 at http://www.itif.org Patent and Trademark Data: What's New and What's Next http://www.itif.org/publications/patent-and-trademark-data-whats-new-and-whats-next <div> </div> <div> Although it has made great strides in digitization and electronic filing, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its international counterparts stand to benefit greatly from advanced data science initiatives. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/patent-and-trademark-data-whats-new-and-whats-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/patent-and-trademark-data-whats-new-and-whats-next#comments Staff Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4617 at http://www.itif.org Amateur Political Philosophy http://www.itif.org/publications/amateur-political-philosophy <div> </div> <div> Conservative defenses of inequality ignore the fundamental role of government in the economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/amateur-political-philosophy#comments Staff Economic Theory Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4622 at http://www.itif.org Data Is Not PRISM: In Defense of Analytics http://www.itif.org/publications/data-not-prism-defense-analytics <div> </div> <div> While data science, like any other technology, can be misused, it’s important for policymakers not to discourage its use in general. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/data-not-prism-defense-analytics#comments Staff Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4683 at http://www.itif.org NAM, other associations, join ITIF’s call for a harder line on Indian trade policy http://www.itif.org/publications/nam-other-associations-join-itif-s-call-harder-line-indian-trade-policy <div> </div> <div> The U.S. business community is increasingly taking note of Indian trade practices that impose barriers and compromise rights. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/nam-other-associations-join-itif-s-call-harder-line-indian-trade-policy#comments Staff Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 akey 4643 at http://www.itif.org Nuclear Energy Innovation Big and Small Important to Climate Change http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-energy-innovation-big-and-small-important-climate-change <div> </div> <div> Innovation in the nuclear energy industry could reduce the cost of this carbon-free, base load electricity resource. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-energy-innovation-big-and-small-important-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-energy-innovation-big-and-small-important-climate-change#comments Staff Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4595 at http://www.itif.org EU and U.S. Leaders Push Transatlantic Trade at the G8 Summit http://www.itif.org/publications/eu-and-us-leaders-push-transatlantic-trade-g8-summit <div> </div> <div> On Monday, EU and U.S. leaders at the G8 Summit announced the launch of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/eu-and-us-leaders-push-transatlantic-trade-g8-summit#comments Staff Competitiveness Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4601 at http://www.itif.org No Country for Slow Broadband http://www.itif.org/publications/no-country-slow-broadband <div> </div> <div> America&#039;s broadband networks are better than those in Europe in terms of speed and coverage, despite the widespread belief to the contrary. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/no-country-slow-broadband#comments Staff Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4589 at http://www.itif.org Why the Trade Deficit in Manufactured Goods Matters http://www.itif.org/publications/why-trade-deficit-manufactured-goods-matters <div> </div> <div> Since 2000, the U.S. share of world exports has declined from 17% to 11%, even as the EU’s share held steady at 17% over that time period. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-trade-deficit-manufactured-goods-matters#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4591 at http://www.itif.org Singapore Looks to a National Productivity Strategy to Maintain Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/singapore-looks-national-productivity-strategy-maintain-growth <div> </div> <div> Singapore’s national strategy for productivity growth continues to evolve as they look to productivity to maintain growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/singapore-looks-national-productivity-strategy-maintain-growth#comments Staff Competitiveness Manufacturing Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4592 at http://www.itif.org Cicada Tracker and the Future of Citizen Sensing http://www.itif.org/publications/cicada-tracker-and-future-citizen-sensing <div> </div> <div> The massive cicada bloom that spread across the eastern seaboard this spring is winding down, but its end heralds another gradually emerging entity: citizen sensing. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/cicada-tracker-and-future-citizen-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/cicada-tracker-and-future-citizen-sensing#comments Staff Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4593 at http://www.itif.org FedTalks 2013: Highlights and Observations http://www.itif.org/publications/fedtalks-2013-highlights-and-observations <div> </div> <div> Here is a quick rundown on some highlights and observations from the FedTalks 2013 conference </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/fedtalks-2013-highlights-and-observations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/fedtalks-2013-highlights-and-observations#comments Staff Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 14 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4588 at http://www.itif.org Civic-Minded Hacking http://www.itif.org/publications/civic-minded-hacking <div> </div> <div> Here are four projects to emerge from the National Day of Civic Hacking that will improve urban living. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/civic-minded-hacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/civic-minded-hacking#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4574 at http://www.itif.org Is Technological Change Speeding Up? How Can You Tell? http://www.itif.org/publications/technological-change-speeding-how-can-you-tell <div> </div> <div> Technological change is crucial for our economy but hard to measure in a meaningful way. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/technological-change-speeding-how-can-you-tell#comments Staff Competitiveness Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4575 at http://www.itif.org If We Do Not Fix Immigration, Canada May Solve the Problem for Us http://www.itif.org/publications/if-we-do-not-fix-immigration-canada-may-solve-problem-us <div> </div> <div> As the U.S. continues to dicker over immigration reform, Canada has put in place comprehensive policies designed to attract high skill immigrants and entrepreneurs. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/if-we-do-not-fix-immigration-canada-may-solve-problem-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/if-we-do-not-fix-immigration-canada-may-solve-problem-us#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 10 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4570 at http://www.itif.org Stop Thief! Time to Limit US IP Theft http://www.itif.org/publications/stop-thief-time-limit-us-ip-theft <div> </div> <div> Left unchecked, global theft of U.S. IP will only grow with increasingly deleterious consequences to our economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/stop-thief-time-limit-us-ip-theft#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 10 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4571 at http://www.itif.org Evgeny Morozov is Not Impressed http://www.itif.org/publications/evgeny-morozov-not-impressed <div> </div> <div> A book review of “To Save Everything, Click Here.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/evgeny-morozov-not-impressed#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 06 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4558 at http://www.itif.org California Law Would Criminalize “Revenge Porn.” Guess Which Privacy Groups Oppose It? http://www.itif.org/publications/california-law-would-criminalize-revenge-porn-guess-which-privacy-groups-oppose-it <div> </div> <div> Some advocacy groups seem to be more interested in fighting corporations and government than in enacting meaningful privacy laws. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/california-law-would-criminalize-revenge-porn-guess-which-privacy-groups-oppose-it#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 06 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4559 at http://www.itif.org Making Sense of Government Energy Innovation Policy Through Lawn Care http://www.itif.org/publications/making-sense-government-energy-innovation-policy-through-lawn-care <div> </div> <div> An efficient, well-oiled energy innovation ecosystem includes and requires federal support across numerous development and technology pathways, which also support each other. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/making-sense-government-energy-innovation-policy-through-lawn-care#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 4553 at http://www.itif.org Your Friendly Neighborhood Hacker http://www.itif.org/publications/your-friendly-neighborhood-hacker <div> </div> <div> While the local news was raising &quot;hacker&quot; alarms, civic-minded programmers were making a difference at the National Day of Civic Hacking. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/your-friendly-neighborhood-hacker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/your-friendly-neighborhood-hacker#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 4554 at http://www.itif.org Book Review of “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think” http://www.itif.org/publications/book-review-%E2%80%9Cbig-data-revolution-will-transform-how-we-live-work-and-think%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> The book provides a compelling vision of how big data is changing how we use data, as well as the economic consequences of big data. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/book-review-%E2%80%9Cbig-data-revolution-will-transform-how-we-live-work-and-think%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/book-review-%E2%80%9Cbig-data-revolution-will-transform-how-we-live-work-and-think%E2%80%9D#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 31 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4545 at http://www.itif.org What is the tipping point for Bitcoin adoption? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-tipping-point-bitcoin-adoption <div> </div> <div> Bitcoin is larger than the currencies of 30-50 other nations, but it is still a long way from becoming the de facto global digital currency. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-tipping-point-bitcoin-adoption#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 27 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4539 at http://www.itif.org Charting a Better Path for Indian Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/charting-better-path-indian-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> A collaborative trade relationship between the U.S. and India is in both parties&#039; best interests. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/charting-better-path-indian-economic-growth#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 25 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 admin 4542 at http://www.itif.org Multinationals (Not Main Street) are the Key to Job Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/multinationals-not-main-street-are-key-job-growth <div> </div> <div> U.S. economic politics is often framed as a clash between “Main Street” and multinationals, with the former hard working mom and pop owners and the latter controlled by profit-hungry tycoons. But this framing misses the point, what determines America’s position in the global economy is not whether Fred’s clothing shop sells more pants. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/multinationals-not-main-street-are-key-job-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/multinationals-not-main-street-are-key-job-growth#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 22 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 kangstadt 4556 at http://www.itif.org Where’s the Applause? Explaining the Lack of Industry Enthusiasm for NNMI http://www.itif.org/publications/where-s-applause-explaining-lack-industry-enthusiasm-nnmi <div> </div> <div> The reasons behind the lack of corporate support for federal technology initiatives. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/where-s-applause-explaining-lack-industry-enthusiasm-nnmi#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 20 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4526 at http://www.itif.org Confronting Broadband Reality http://www.itif.org/publications/confronting-broadband-reality <div> </div> <div> There is a great disparity between the traditional broadband narrative and the American broadband reality. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/confronting-broadband-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/confronting-broadband-reality#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 20 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4527 at http://www.itif.org Assailing Corporations is a Poor Competitiveness Strategy http://www.itif.org/publications/assailing-corporations-poor-competitiveness-strategy <div> </div> <div> Instead of berating U.S. companies for being unpatriotic, Congress would be better advised to put in place the comprehensive changes needed to make the U.S. economy more competitive. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/assailing-corporations-poor-competitiveness-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/assailing-corporations-poor-competitiveness-strategy#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 20 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4529 at http://www.itif.org The Impact of Budget Sequestration on DOD Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/impact-budget-sequestration-dod-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> Despite recent investments in energy innovation, budget sequestration could potentially cut DOD energy research and procurement programs by 25 percent compared to FY2012 funding levels. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/impact-budget-sequestration-dod-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/impact-budget-sequestration-dod-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4532 at http://www.itif.org Attorney General Asks for More Tools to Combat IP Infringement http://www.itif.org/publications/attorney-general-asks-more-tools-combat-ip-infringement <div> </div> <div> Without new legislation, the Department of Justice can only bring misdemeanor charges against criminals and terrorists engaged in widespread, for-profit online streaming. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/attorney-general-asks-more-tools-combat-ip-infringement#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 16 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4510 at http://www.itif.org Climate Hawks Should Aggressively Support the America COMPETES Act http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-hawks-should-aggressively-support-america-competes-act <div> </div> <div> The American COMPETES Act strengthens the foundation that the emerging clean energy industry must rely on for present and future growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-hawks-should-aggressively-support-america-competes-act#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 15 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4514 at http://www.itif.org Latest Report Highlights Continuing IP Infringement Concerns http://www.itif.org/publications/latest-report-highlights-continuing-ip-infringement-concerns <div> </div> <div> ITIF discusses possible responses to the USTR’s Special 301 Report, which highlights the damage theft of intellectual property has on the U.S. economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/latest-report-highlights-continuing-ip-infringement-concerns#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 14 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4511 at http://www.itif.org Canada is Right to Focus on Applied Research http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-right-focus-applied-research <div> </div> <div> The Canadian government made the right decision in choosing to refocus its National Research Council on industrially-relevant research. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-right-focus-applied-research#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 11 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4516 at http://www.itif.org DOE Proposes Expanding High Impact Energy Innovation Incubator Program http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-proposes-expanding-high-impact-energy-innovation-incubator-program-0 <div> </div> <div> The President’s FY2014 budget would create eight new incubator programs at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-proposes-expanding-high-impact-energy-innovation-incubator-program-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-proposes-expanding-high-impact-energy-innovation-incubator-program-0#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 08 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4500 at http://www.itif.org A Research Investor’s Visa Would Spur U.S. Economic and Employment Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/research-investor-s-visa-would-spur-us-economic-and-employment-growth <div> </div> <div> A research investor’s visa would represent an innovative path to U.S. citizenship that at the same time boosts R&amp;D investment and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/research-investor-s-visa-would-spur-us-economic-and-employment-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/research-investor-s-visa-would-spur-us-economic-and-employment-growth#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4475 at http://www.itif.org “Fab Lab” Bill Would Stimulate Manufacturing Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/%E2%80%9Cfab-lab%E2%80%9D-bill-would-stimulate-manufacturing-innovation <div> </div> <div> The National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 (H.R. 1289) is a step in the right direction for manufacturing policy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/%E2%80%9Cfab-lab%E2%80%9D-bill-would-stimulate-manufacturing-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/%E2%80%9Cfab-lab%E2%80%9D-bill-would-stimulate-manufacturing-innovation#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4466 at http://www.itif.org Thomas Friedman’s Evolving Support for an Innovation Carbon Tax http://www.itif.org/publications/thomas-friedman-s-evolving-support-innovation-carbon-tax <div> </div> <div> Columnist Tom Friedman presents an interesting example of support for both climate policy and innovation with constant support for a carbon tax. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/thomas-friedman-s-evolving-support-innovation-carbon-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/thomas-friedman-s-evolving-support-innovation-carbon-tax#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4461 at http://www.itif.org Technology is Not the Problem — It Is the Solution http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-not-problem-%E2%80%94-it-solution <div> </div> <div> Continued expansion of technology and innovation is necessary for the growth and expansion of 21st century society. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-not-problem-%E2%80%94-it-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-not-problem-%E2%80%94-it-solution#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4467 at http://www.itif.org U. S. Broadband Speed Slightly Better in Latest Akamai Report http://www.itif.org/publications/u-s-broadband-speed-slightly-better-latest-akamai-report <div> </div> <div> The latest report from Akamai shows U.S. broadband speeds are still moving up in the international rankings. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/u-s-broadband-speed-slightly-better-latest-akamai-report#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 25 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4426 at http://www.itif.org Senate Finance Committee’s Hearing on TPP Needs to Address Intellectual Property Protection http://www.itif.org/publications/senate-finance-committee-s-hearing-tpp-needs-address-intellectual-property-protection <div> </div> <div> Protecting IP-intensive companies engaged in international trade should be foremost on Senate Finance Committee agenda. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/senate-finance-committee-s-hearing-tpp-needs-address-intellectual-property-protection#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4425 at http://www.itif.org Caught on Camera: The Inconsistency of Privacy Advocates on Surveillance Technology http://www.itif.org/publications/caught-camera-inconsistency-privacy-advocates-surveillance-technology <div> </div> <div> Privacy advocates are attempting to disguise ideological opposition to surveillance cameras as a debate about cost and effectiveness after the Boston Marathon Bombing. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/caught-camera-inconsistency-privacy-advocates-surveillance-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/caught-camera-inconsistency-privacy-advocates-surveillance-technology#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4420 at http://www.itif.org America’s Broadband Is Not Broken http://www.itif.org/publications/america-s-broadband-not-broken <div> </div> <div> The argument for a massive reorganization of America’s broadband markets depends on a set of facts that don’t exist. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/america-s-broadband-not-broken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-s-broadband-not-broken#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4419 at http://www.itif.org The Future of Agriculture in a Warming World http://www.itif.org/publications/future-agriculture-warming-world <div> </div> <div> We must transform and reinvest in our international agricultural innovation ecosystem to produce more productive, resilient crops for a hungrier and warmer world. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/future-agriculture-warming-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/future-agriculture-warming-world#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4413 at http://www.itif.org Robots Are Good for Us: Really, They Are! http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-are-good-us-really-they-are <div> </div> <div> The belief that automation is responsible for manufacturing decline is a nothing more than a neoclassical fallacy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/robots-are-good-us-really-they-are#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4414 at http://www.itif.org Obama’s Budget Boosts Support for Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/obama-s-budget-boosts-support-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> Policymakers must continue to recognize the importance of public support for energy innovation – and R&amp;D funding throughout the federal government – as a means to rebuilding the post-recession American economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/obama-s-budget-boosts-support-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/obama-s-budget-boosts-support-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 18 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4410 at http://www.itif.org Finding a New Direction in Climate Change Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/finding-new-direction-climate-change-policy <div> </div> <div> A reflection on the book &quot;Climate Change Policy Failures&quot; and how to best move climate policy forward. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/finding-new-direction-climate-change-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/finding-new-direction-climate-change-policy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 18 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4412 at http://www.itif.org Observations on the President’s Budget in Agriculture http://www.itif.org/publications/observations-president-s-budget-agriculture <div> </div> <div> Budget proposals for USDA are seemingly positive but won&#039;t achieve much without reform in research and international cooperation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/observations-president-s-budget-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/observations-president-s-budget-agriculture#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4404 at http://www.itif.org How Did You Sign Your Taxes This Year? Not with an Electronic ID http://www.itif.org/publications/how-did-you-sign-your-taxes-year-not-electronic-id <div> </div> <div> The U.S. should look at international leadership on electronic ID systems and consider adoption of similar practices. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-did-you-sign-your-taxes-year-not-electronic-id" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-did-you-sign-your-taxes-year-not-electronic-id#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4408 at http://www.itif.org Prospering Through Innovation Economics http://www.itif.org/publications/prospering-through-innovation-economics-0 <div> </div> <div> Europe faces a quandary: The difficult fiscal straits most European nations face precludes “Keynesian” stimulus policies to spur demand. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/prospering-through-innovation-economics-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/prospering-through-innovation-economics-0#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4399 at http://www.itif.org What’s the Right Path for Manufacturing? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-s-right-path-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> Any effective manufacturing strategy has to include a robust “tech and talent” initiative, which would include a fully funded NNMI. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-s-right-path-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4401 at http://www.itif.org How Much Broadband Choice Do Americans Have? http://www.itif.org/publications/how-much-broadband-choice-do-americans-have <div> </div> <div> Examining the degree of meaningful choice U.S. broadband providers give their consumers. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-much-broadband-choice-do-americans-have#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4402 at http://www.itif.org Top Competitors Continue to Outinvest United States in Export Credit Financing http://www.itif.org/publications/top-competitors-continue-outinvest-united-states-export-credit-financing <div> </div> <div> Export credit financing is a critical tool for boosting U.S. exports, boosting U.S. job growth, narrowing the trade deficit, and revitalizing the U.S. economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/top-competitors-continue-outinvest-united-states-export-credit-financing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/top-competitors-continue-outinvest-united-states-export-credit-financing#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4392 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Event Highlights the Social and Economic Case for Autonomous Vehicles http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-event-highlights-social-and-economic-case-autonomous-vehicles <div> </div> <div> Recap of the benefits and progress of autonomous vehicles as highlighted in ITIF&#039;s event. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-event-highlights-social-and-economic-case-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-event-highlights-social-and-economic-case-autonomous-vehicles#comments Transportation Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4391 at http://www.itif.org President Obama’s Budget Promotes Innovation but More Work Needs to be Done http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-s-budget-promotes-innovation-more-work-needs-be-done <div> </div> <div> The President’s budget proposal does create a stronger innovation framework but careful negotiations will be needed going forward. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-s-budget-promotes-innovation-more-work-needs-be-done#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4385 at http://www.itif.org Ernest Moniz’ Confirmation Hearing Underscores Importance of Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/ernest-moniz-confirmation-hearing-underscores-importance-innovation <div> </div> <div> The Energy Secretary nominee talked at length about the need for robust energy innovation policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/ernest-moniz-confirmation-hearing-underscores-importance-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4352 at http://www.itif.org Obamaphone in the Crosshairs http://www.itif.org/publications/obamaphone-crosshairs <div> </div> <div> Attacking subsidized mobile phones is not helpful in advancing any policy debate. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/obamaphone-crosshairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/obamaphone-crosshairs#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4354 at http://www.itif.org Climate Fight Should Target Coal, Not Keystone http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-fight-should-target-coal-not-keystone <div> </div> <div> Climate activists need to reshape their focus to protest the real challenge to U.S. clean energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-fight-should-target-coal-not-keystone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-fight-should-target-coal-not-keystone#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 09 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4335 at http://www.itif.org The Limits of Renewable Energy http://www.itif.org/publications/limits-renewable-energy <div> </div> <div> The real lesson of the NREL study is that much more innovation is necessary to achieve deep and affordable carbon reductions. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/limits-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/limits-renewable-energy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 05 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4329 at http://www.itif.org Capitol Records v. ReDigi and Selling “Used” Digital Goods http://www.itif.org/publications/capitol-records-v-redigi-and-selling-used-digital-goods <div> </div> <div> The ReDigi example proves reforms to the Copyright Act need to revisit whether the technology has changed enough to warrant rethinking the First Sale doctrine for digital goods. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/capitol-records-v-redigi-and-selling-used-digital-goods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/capitol-records-v-redigi-and-selling-used-digital-goods#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4328 at http://www.itif.org Fear Not, Australia Cabinet Merger is Actually Better For Climate Change Mitigation http://www.itif.org/publications/fear-not-australia-cabinet-merger-actually-better-climate-change-mitigation <div> </div> <div> The merger of two Australian departments is a welcome recognition that innovation policy and climate change mitigation are linked. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/fear-not-australia-cabinet-merger-actually-better-climate-change-mitigation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4308 at http://www.itif.org 2013 Aviation Summit Highlights Industry’s Contributions to U.S. Economic Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/2013-aviation-summit-highlights-industry-s-contributions-us-economic-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> The health of U.S. traded sector enterprises in industries such as aerospace, automobiles, and airlines simply can’t be taken for granted. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/2013-aviation-summit-highlights-industry-s-contributions-us-economic-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/2013-aviation-summit-highlights-industry-s-contributions-us-economic-competitiveness#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4306 at http://www.itif.org Phone Phreaks, STEM Freaks, and STEM Education http://www.itif.org/publications/phone-phreaks-stem-freaks-and-stem-education <div> </div> <div> How the &quot;Phone Phreaks&quot; model is a good example for inspiring interest and experimentation in STEM students today. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/phone-phreaks-stem-freaks-and-stem-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/phone-phreaks-stem-freaks-and-stem-education#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4300 at http://www.itif.org The Epistemic Sequester: Budget Cuts Kill an Important Statistical Program http://www.itif.org/publications/epistemic-sequester-budget-cuts-kill-important-statistical-program <div> </div> <div> The Sequester is about to deliver another kick in the teeth to American competitiveness: it’s going to sharply reduce our ability to measure it. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/epistemic-sequester-budget-cuts-kill-important-statistical-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/epistemic-sequester-budget-cuts-kill-important-statistical-program#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4303 at http://www.itif.org Strengthening America’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Capability http://www.itif.org/publications/strengthening-america-s-clean-energy-manufacturing-capability <div> </div> <div> The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is a significant first step on the path to a robust U.S. clean energy manufacturing sector. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/strengthening-america-s-clean-energy-manufacturing-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/strengthening-america-s-clean-energy-manufacturing-capability#comments Energy & Climate Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4294 at http://www.itif.org Linking States to Federal Energy Research: Talking Energy Innovation with ARPA-E’s Cheryl Martin http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-states-federal-energy-research-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin <div> </div> <div> Cheryl Martin reflects on ARPA-E’s perspective on the role of states in energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-states-federal-energy-research-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-states-federal-energy-research-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4295 at http://www.itif.org Linking Research to Market: Talking Energy Innovation with ARPA-E’s Cheryl Martin http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-research-market-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin <div> </div> <div> ARPA-E&#039;s Cheryl Martin covers a pervasive issue in innovation policy: linking research and emerging technologies to market. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-research-market-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-research-market-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4296 at http://www.itif.org Entitlements or Investment? Democrats Must Pick http://www.itif.org/publications/entitlements-or-investment-democrats-must-pick <div> </div> <div> Laboratories or retirement communities, it&#039;s time to choose. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/entitlements-or-investment-democrats-must-pick#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4292 at http://www.itif.org Congress Passes Full-Year FY2013 Continuing Resolution http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-passes-full-year-fy2013-continuing-resolution <div> </div> <div> Energy innovation investment within the Department of Energy is down more than 5 percent since FY2012. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-passes-full-year-fy2013-continuing-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/congress-passes-full-year-fy2013-continuing-resolution#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4280 at http://www.itif.org India’s IP Growing Pains http://www.itif.org/publications/india-s-ip-growing-pains <div> </div> <div> In a piece for Reuters, Stephen Ezell reflects on India&#039;s need to focus on boosting domestic employment by increasing across-the-board productivity growth. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/india-s-ip-growing-pains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/india-s-ip-growing-pains#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 25 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4274 at http://www.itif.org Letting the Fox in the Hen House: Why the U.S. Should Restrict Chinese Control of the IMF http://www.itif.org/publications/letting-fox-hen-house-why-us-should-restrict-chinese-control-imf <div> </div> <div> If the IMF is truly committed to open trade and market-oriented policies it will need to make rolling back Chinese mercantilism a top goal. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/letting-fox-hen-house-why-us-should-restrict-chinese-control-imf#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 25 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4277 at http://www.itif.org Price Discrimination for Copyrighted Works Post-Kirtsaeng http://www.itif.org/publications/price-discrimination-copyrighted-works-post-kirtsaeng <div> </div> <div> The ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons will make price discrimination difficult for non-digital goods. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/price-discrimination-copyrighted-works-post-kirtsaeng#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4263 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E’s Lessons Learned: Talking Energy Innovation with ARPA-E’s Cheryl Martin http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-lessons-learned-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin <div> </div> <div> Matthew Stepp sits down with Deputy Director of ARPA-E Cheryl Martin to talk about her unique take on ARPA-E and the evolving U.S. energy innovation ecosystem. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-lessons-learned-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-lessons-learned-talking-energy-innovation-arpa-e-s-cheryl-martin#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4268 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E Expands Pursuit of Transportation Decarbonization http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-expands-pursuit-transportation-decarbonization <div> </div> <div> ARPA-E programs signals emerging government recognition of the importance of transportation decarbonization and the need for transportation technologies to facilitate that endeavor. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-expands-pursuit-transportation-decarbonization#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4271 at http://www.itif.org Ask Not What Innovation Can do for You; Ask What You Can do for Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/ask-not-what-innovation-can-do-you-ask-what-you-can-do-innovation <div> </div> <div> There is a growing selfishness and preference for current consumption today in America and around the world. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ask-not-what-innovation-can-do-you-ask-what-you-can-do-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ask-not-what-innovation-can-do-you-ask-what-you-can-do-innovation#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4261 at http://www.itif.org Policymakers Share Common Ground on Energy Revenue, But Can They Deliver? http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-share-common-ground-energy-revenue-can-they-deliver <div> </div> <div> The FAIR Act signals growing interest in linking energy production to energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-share-common-ground-energy-revenue-can-they-deliver#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4262 at http://www.itif.org Energy Security Trust Fund an Important Policy Pilot for Supporting Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-security-trust-fund-important-policy-pilot-supporting-innovation <div> </div> <div> Proposal for tying transportation R&amp;D to a dedicated revenue source could be a model for funding energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-security-trust-fund-important-policy-pilot-supporting-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4259 at http://www.itif.org Making Energy Innovation Part of Climate Policy Debate http://www.itif.org/publications/making-energy-innovation-part-climate-policy-debate <div> </div> <div> It&#039;s time for energy innovation policy to become a priority in our policy nuance and our elevator pitches, the nation cannot face the challenges of climate change without it. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/making-energy-innovation-part-climate-policy-debate#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4224 at http://www.itif.org The Indian Economy at a Crossroads http://www.itif.org/publications/indian-economy-crossroads <div> </div> <div> India’s recent trade policies are placing their relationship with the U.S. in jeopardy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/indian-economy-crossroads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/indian-economy-crossroads#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4216 at http://www.itif.org Why the 2000s Were a Lost Decade for American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/why-2000s-were-lost-decade-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> In his monthly contribution to &quot;IndustryWeek,&quot; Rob Atkinson argues we can expect overall manufacturing output, and the jobs that are based on it, to continue to recede unless we address the real problems we face. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/why-2000s-were-lost-decade-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-2000s-were-lost-decade-american-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4217 at http://www.itif.org The Cost of Privacy: Netflix – Three Years & Three-Quarters of a Million Dollars http://www.itif.org/publications/cost-privacy-netflix-%E2%80%93-three-years-three-quarters-million-dollars <div> </div> <div> Netflix announced a new feature “Netflix Social&quot; made possible because of an update to a privacy law. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/cost-privacy-netflix-%E2%80%93-three-years-three-quarters-million-dollars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/cost-privacy-netflix-%E2%80%93-three-years-three-quarters-million-dollars#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4209 at http://www.itif.org The Essential Input That Makes Singapore A Glittering Symbol Of Wealth http://www.itif.org/publications/essential-input-makes-singapore-glittering-symbol-wealth <div> </div> <div> Singapore provides a persuasive model for a strong system of intellectual property rights. The TPP negotiators need only to look around to see the results. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/essential-input-makes-singapore-glittering-symbol-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/essential-input-makes-singapore-glittering-symbol-wealth#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4203 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Partnerships Will Only Grow in Importance http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-partnerships-will-only-grow-importance <div> </div> <div> Collaboration between startups and large energy companies could prove crucial. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-partnerships-will-only-grow-importance#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4206 at http://www.itif.org Policy by “Sunday Drivers” http://www.itif.org/publications/policy-%E2%80%9Csunday-drivers%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> Sunday op-ed writers should consider the facts before urging public policymakers to make changes to clean energy and copyright policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/policy-%E2%80%9Csunday-drivers%E2%80%9D#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4196 at http://www.itif.org A Short and Long-Term Solution to America's STEM Crisis http://www.itif.org/publications/short-and-long-term-solution-americas-stem-crisis <div> </div> <div> The I-Squared Act is an important step in the right direction. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/short-and-long-term-solution-americas-stem-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/short-and-long-term-solution-americas-stem-crisis#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 4202 at http://www.itif.org The FTC’s Top Consumer Priority Should be Identity Theft http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-s-top-consumer-priority-should-be-identity-theft <div> </div> <div> As Commissioner Ramirez begins her new term, the FTC can be more effective at making meaningful progress in addressing identity theft, such as through better use of technology. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-s-top-consumer-priority-should-be-identity-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-s-top-consumer-priority-should-be-identity-theft#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 4191 at http://www.itif.org Britain in America’s Rear View Mirror http://www.itif.org/publications/britain-america-s-rear-view-mirror <div> </div> <div> American broadband networks are not only faster than those in the UK, they’re also improving more rapidly. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/britain-america-s-rear-view-mirror#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 4192 at http://www.itif.org On Moving Towards Innovative Solutions to Deploying Clean Energy Technologies http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-towards-innovative-solutions-deploying-clean-energy-technologies <div> </div> <div> Matthew Stepp puts the clean energy deployment policy debate within the frame of innovation and discusses one potential solution. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-towards-innovative-solutions-deploying-clean-energy-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-towards-innovative-solutions-deploying-clean-energy-technologies#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 4189 at http://www.itif.org The Real Cost of the Sequester http://www.itif.org/publications/real-cost-sequester <div> </div> <div> Government should be focusing on reducing the investment and the budget deficits together, not implementing sledge-hammer cuts. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/real-cost-sequester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/real-cost-sequester#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 4185 at http://www.itif.org U.S. is Falling Further Behind in Research and Development Funding http://www.itif.org/publications/us-falling-further-behind-research-and-development-funding <div> </div> <div> Congress doesn&#039;t want to hurt the next generation but slashing productive investments in the future will end up impoverishing future Americans more so. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/us-falling-further-behind-research-and-development-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-falling-further-behind-research-and-development-funding#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3944 at http://www.itif.org Revenge of the Luddites http://www.itif.org/publications/revenge-luddites <div> </div> <div> Limiting innovation slows growth and technological progress. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/revenge-luddites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/revenge-luddites#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3929 at http://www.itif.org Europe's Real Innovation Challenge http://www.itif.org/publications/europes-real-innovation-challenge <div> </div> <div> Europe and America need to realize the global nature of the innovation competitiveness challenge, wrote Rob Atkinson in this special op-ed of the Spring 2013 issue of &quot;Europe&#039;s World.&quot; </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/europes-real-innovation-challenge#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3927 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E’s RANGE Program Will Boost Battery Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-range-program-will-boost-battery-innovation <div> </div> <div> Renewed focus on battery innovation is what&#039;s needed for EV adoption. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-range-program-will-boost-battery-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3913 at http://www.itif.org The Tesla-Broder Debate and What It Says About Decarbonizing Transportation http://www.itif.org/publications/tesla-broder-debate-and-what-it-says-about-decarbonizing-transportation <div> </div> <div> Making EVs cost and perform like gas cars is a real barrier to EVs playing any role, big or small, in decarbonizing transportation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/tesla-broder-debate-and-what-it-says-about-decarbonizing-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/tesla-broder-debate-and-what-it-says-about-decarbonizing-transportation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3914 at http://www.itif.org Minimum Wage/Maximum Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/minimum-wagemaximum-growth <div> </div> <div> A higher minimum wage would spur economic growth, while also increasing economic fairness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/minimum-wagemaximum-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/minimum-wagemaximum-growth#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3907 at http://www.itif.org The Real Reason Why Washington Should Care About Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/real-reason-why-washington-should-care-about-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> In his monthly contribution to &quot;IndustryWeek,&quot; Rob Atkinson argues anemic overall performance of the U.S. economy can be tied directly to the loss of traded sector, particularly, manufacturing competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/real-reason-why-washington-should-care-about-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3910 at http://www.itif.org The Future of American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/future-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> The president’s proposed initiatives are a good start to revitalize manufacturing, but they don’t go nearly far enough. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/future-american-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3905 at http://www.itif.org The Supreme Court Is About to Shape the Future of Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/supreme-court-about-shape-future-innovation <div> </div> <div> Innovators, whether they are in a scientific laboratory or a recording studio, must count on being able to recoup their risky investments without the threat of illegal copies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/supreme-court-about-shape-future-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/supreme-court-about-shape-future-innovation#comments Intellectual Property Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3883 at http://www.itif.org President’s Call for Addressing Climate Change Lacks Vision and Scope http://www.itif.org/publications/president-s-call-addressing-climate-change-lacks-vision-and-scope <div> </div> <div> President Obama has aggressively called for addressing climate change but ultimately came up short of a clear vision. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/president-s-call-addressing-climate-change-lacks-vision-and-scope#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3908 at http://www.itif.org President Obama Calls for Creation of a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation in State of the Union Address http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-calls-creation-national-network-manufacturing-innovation-state-union-ad <div> </div> <div> President Obama made a critical step in advancing manufacturing competitiveness during the State of the Union address. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-calls-creation-national-network-manufacturing-innovation-state-union-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-calls-creation-national-network-manufacturing-innovation-state-union-ad#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 13 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3873 at http://www.itif.org Reacting to the Rankings http://www.itif.org/publications/reacting-rankings <div> </div> <div> Richard Bennett responds to the criticism, primarily from &quot;Ars Technica,&quot; of the ITIF broadband report. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/reacting-rankings#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3898 at http://www.itif.org Breaking Down the Federal Clean Energy Innovation Budget: Manufacturing Investments http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-manufacturing-investments <div> </div> <div> Like many other parts of America’s energy innovation budget, support for advanced manufacturing is rapidly declining. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-manufacturing-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-manufacturing-investments#comments Energy & Climate Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3899 at http://www.itif.org Unanswered EI 2013 Questions on Nuclear and Energy Storage http://www.itif.org/publications/unanswered-ei-2013-questions-nuclear-and-energy-storage <div> </div> <div> Panelists from ITIF’s Energy Innovation 2013 conference respond to a few unanswered audience questions. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/unanswered-ei-2013-questions-nuclear-and-energy-storage#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3756 at http://www.itif.org The Competitiveness Gap: The True Cause of the Global Recession http://www.itif.org/publications/competitiveness-gap-true-cause-global-recession <div> </div> <div> Britain is recognizing the broader systemic causes of the global recession. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/competitiveness-gap-true-cause-global-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/competitiveness-gap-true-cause-global-recession#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3755 at http://www.itif.org Yes Virginia, We Do Have a Need for More STEM Workers http://www.itif.org/publications/yes-virginia-we-do-have-need-more-stem-workers <div> </div> <div> America can’t afford fighting over efforts like I-squared that are key ingredients in STEM reform. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/yes-virginia-we-do-have-need-more-stem-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/yes-virginia-we-do-have-need-more-stem-workers#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3749 at http://www.itif.org So You Want Green Energy, New Medicines and Flying Cars? You Need the Federal Government http://www.itif.org/publications/so-you-want-green-energy-new-medicines-and-flying-cars-you-need-federal-government <div> </div> <div> It&#039;s time to stop complaining about innovation stagnation and focus on a real solution: increasing federal support for scientific research. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/so-you-want-green-energy-new-medicines-and-flying-cars-you-need-federal-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/so-you-want-green-energy-new-medicines-and-flying-cars-you-need-federal-government#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3751 at http://www.itif.org A Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace http://www.itif.org/publications/declaration-interdependence-cyberspace <div> </div> <div> On the anniversary of John Perry Barlow&#039;s issuing &#039;A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace,&#039; a response and alternate call to action. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/declaration-interdependence-cyberspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/declaration-interdependence-cyberspace#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3747 at http://www.itif.org The Dangerous Appeal of China's Green Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/publications/dangerous-appeal-chinas-green-mercantilism <div> </div> <div> Is China&#039;s national approach to scaling up green technologies the key to global decarbonization? Matthew Stepp responds to John Mathews. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/dangerous-appeal-chinas-green-mercantilism#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3735 at http://www.itif.org Highlights of Senator Murkowski’s Energy 20/20 Policy Blueprint http://www.itif.org/publications/highlights-senator-murkowski-s-energy-2020-policy-blueprint <div> </div> <div> Energy 20/20 includes several policy recommendations that mirror ITIF’s own. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/highlights-senator-murkowski-s-energy-2020-policy-blueprint#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3740 at http://www.itif.org Health IT in 2013: A Renewed Focus on Efficiency and Effectiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/health-it-2013-renewed-focus-efficiency-and-effectiveness <div> </div> <div> We need to be thinking long-term about how to maximize the benefits of health IT and rethinking how we use IT to innovate in health care. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/health-it-2013-renewed-focus-efficiency-and-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/health-it-2013-renewed-focus-efficiency-and-effectiveness#comments Health IT Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3732 at http://www.itif.org Salmon: Not Out of the Woods Yet http://www.itif.org/publications/salmon-not-out-woods-yet <div> </div> <div> Recent comments on a FDA proposal show many are still unnecessarily skeptical of salmon fisheries. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/salmon-not-out-woods-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/salmon-not-out-woods-yet#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3734 at http://www.itif.org It’s Global Warming, Not Just American Warming http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-global-warming-not-just-american-warming <div> </div> <div> Solving climate change will require the adoption of clean energy globally. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-global-warming-not-just-american-warming#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3729 at http://www.itif.org Looking Back at the Tenure of Energy Secretary Steven Chu http://www.itif.org/publications/looking-back-tenure-energy-secretary-steven-chu <div> </div> <div> A look at the Energy Department’s challenges and accomplishments over the past four years and the work that remains to be done. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/looking-back-tenure-energy-secretary-steven-chu#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3726 at http://www.itif.org The Real Privacy Issue http://www.itif.org/publications/real-privacy-issue <div> </div> <div> Policymakers should create rules that protect individuals from harm rather than to try to prevent the advancement of technology and the associated benefits. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/real-privacy-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/real-privacy-issue#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3710 at http://www.itif.org Solving Climate Change Through Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/solving-climate-change-through-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> Solving climate change is the one of the greatest technology innovation problems. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/solving-climate-change-through-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/solving-climate-change-through-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3716 at http://www.itif.org John Kerry: Energy Policy is the Solution to Climate Change http://www.itif.org/publications/john-kerry-energy-policy-solution-climate-change <div> </div> <div> Sen. John Kerry expounded on the need for and importance of smart energy policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/john-kerry-energy-policy-solution-climate-change#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3705 at http://www.itif.org My State of the Net Comments on the Importance of the Internet to Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/my-state-net-comments-importance-internet-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson reflects on his presentation at State of the Net. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/my-state-net-comments-importance-internet-economic-growth#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3723 at http://www.itif.org Breaking Down the Federal Clean Energy Innovation Budget: Deployment Incentives http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-deployment-incentives <div> </div> <div> The imperative to accelerate the development and deployment of these technologies is quickly growing. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-deployment-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-deployment-incentives#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3706 at http://www.itif.org Withdraw India’s GSP Preference If It Continues to Impose Localization Barriers to Trade on Foreign Enterprises http://www.itif.org/publications/withdraw-india-s-gsp-preference-if-it-continues-impose-localization-barriers-trade-fore <div> </div> <div> Developed nations can take measures to help other developing nations resist adopting mercantilist practices. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/withdraw-india-s-gsp-preference-if-it-continues-impose-localization-barriers-trade-fore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/withdraw-india-s-gsp-preference-if-it-continues-impose-localization-barriers-trade-fore#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3737 at http://www.itif.org President Obama, the Born Again Climate Hawk...Now What? http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-born-again-climate-hawknow-what <div> </div> <div> The 2013 inaugural address brought attention to climate change and the policies we really need to move forward on the issue. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-born-again-climate-hawknow-what#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3700 at http://www.itif.org Critical Materials Institute a Welcome Addition to the Energy Innovation Ecosystem http://www.itif.org/publications/critical-materials-institute-welcome-addition-energy-innovation-ecosystem <div> </div> <div> The fifth Energy Innovation Hub to date will focus on a vital issue area. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/critical-materials-institute-welcome-addition-energy-innovation-ecosystem#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3691 at http://www.itif.org I (Want) Robot http://www.itif.org/publications/i-want-robot <div> </div> <div> Both history and scholarly analysis have consistently refuted the notion that increased productivity (through automation, self-service or robots) leads to higher unemployment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/i-want-robot#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3692 at http://www.itif.org Breaking Down the Federal Clean Energy Innovation Budget: Demonstration Projects http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-demonstration-projects <div> </div> <div> Even with the critical support at the National Labs, disjointed clean tech policy, coupled with stop-and-start funding for demonstration projects slows the development of breakthrough energy technologies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-demonstration-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget-demonstration-projects#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3693 at http://www.itif.org America Needs a Vibrant Clean Energy Manufacturing Sector http://www.itif.org/publications/america-needs-vibrant-clean-energy-manufacturing-sector <div> </div> <div> The release of a several papers highlights the importance of policy to revitalize domestic clean energy manufacturing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-needs-vibrant-clean-energy-manufacturing-sector#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3690 at http://www.itif.org Location Privacy Legislation is Move in Wrong Direction: Part 2 – Stalking and Domestic Violence http://www.itif.org/publications/location-privacy-legislation-move-wrong-direction-part-2-%E2%80%93-stalking-and-domestic-violen <div> </div> <div> Congress should not link the debate about honest uses of location data to domestic violence. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/location-privacy-legislation-move-wrong-direction-part-2-%E2%80%93-stalking-and-domestic-violen#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3682 at http://www.itif.org Creating the Manufacturing University http://www.itif.org/publications/creating-manufacturing-university <div> </div> <div> Proposing federal support of institutions to advance manufacturing competitiveness through advanced research, innovation, and productivity. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/creating-manufacturing-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/creating-manufacturing-university#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3685 at http://www.itif.org 5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Hudson Hollister http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-hudson-hollister <div> </div> <div> Hudson Hollister talks to Daniel Castro about how data transparency is unfolding in the federal government. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-hudson-hollister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-hudson-hollister#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3696 at http://www.itif.org California AG’s Mobile Ecosystem Report Not the Worst http://www.itif.org/publications/california-ag-s-mobile-ecosystem-report-not-worst <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro responds to the CA attorney general’s report on mobile privacy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/california-ag-s-mobile-ecosystem-report-not-worst#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3673 at http://www.itif.org Breaking Down the Federal Clean Energy Innovation Budget http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget <div> </div> <div> Ultimately, the current federal clean energy innovation budget is not only underfunded, but is also less diversified across innovations phases, potentially resulting in significant barriers to next-generation energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-down-federal-clean-energy-innovation-budget#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3678 at http://www.itif.org An Inconsistent Mandate http://www.itif.org/publications/inconsistent-mandate <div> </div> <div> Lawmakers should ignore the “single technology mandate” before this ill-considered notion sets the U.S. on the road to an innovation-killing mobile regulation regime. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/inconsistent-mandate#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3668 at http://www.itif.org Are Toll Lanes Unequal? A Response to the Rawlsian Critics http://www.itif.org/publications/are-toll-lanes-unequal-response-rawlsian-critics <div> </div> <div> Rawlisan philosophy has no place in thinking about transportation solutions like the Beltway toll lanes, which are progressive and not threatening. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/are-toll-lanes-unequal-response-rawlsian-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/are-toll-lanes-unequal-response-rawlsian-critics#comments Transportation Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3669 at http://www.itif.org Five Q’s on Data Innovation with Terry Milholland http://www.itif.org/publications/five-q-s-data-innovation-terry-milholland <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro asked Terry Milholland, CTO, IRS to discuss his experiences at IRS and emerging trends on the use of data in government. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/five-q-s-data-innovation-terry-milholland#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3670 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Should Be Central to Next Energy Secretary’s Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-should-be-central-next-energy-secretary-s-agenda <div> </div> <div> President Obama should ensure that his next Energy Secretary values energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-should-be-central-next-energy-secretary-s-agenda#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3671 at http://www.itif.org Captive Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/captive-policy <div> </div> <div> Susan Crawford’s “Captive Audience” book fails to make a credible case for radical change in the broadband policy space. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/captive-policy#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 08 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3665 at http://www.itif.org The Quiet Clean Energy Innovation Revolution at the Department of Energy http://www.itif.org/publications/quiet-clean-energy-innovation-revolution-department-energy <div> </div> <div> As President Obama’s second term starts, the reform torch is being passed to new DOE leaders driven to continue reshaping the agency. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/quiet-clean-energy-innovation-revolution-department-energy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3662 at http://www.itif.org How Do We Best Tackle Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Personal Transport? http://www.itif.org/publications/how-do-we-best-tackle-greenhouse-gas-emissions-personal-transport <div> </div> <div> Advances in EV battery technology have the potential to solve all three EV issues. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-do-we-best-tackle-greenhouse-gas-emissions-personal-transport#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3655 at http://www.itif.org Location Privacy Legislation is Move in Wrong Direction: Part 1 – User Notice and Choice http://www.itif.org/publications/location-privacy-legislation-move-wrong-direction-part-1-%E2%80%93-user-notice-and-choice <div> </div> <div> Given the innovation based on location data, policymakers should be wary of interfering, especially since current measures offer consumers sufficient protection, notice and choice. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/location-privacy-legislation-move-wrong-direction-part-1-%E2%80%93-user-notice-and-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/location-privacy-legislation-move-wrong-direction-part-1-%E2%80%93-user-notice-and-choice#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3656 at http://www.itif.org Assessing the Wind Production Tax Credit http://www.itif.org/publications/assessing-wind-production-tax-credit <div> </div> <div> Stakeholders need to more thoughtfully tailor policies as we pursue energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/assessing-wind-production-tax-credit#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3659 at http://www.itif.org Clarifying Public Investments in Clean Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/clarifying-public-investments-clean-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> Providing clarity on what characterizes clean energy innovation policy is critically important for the future. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/clarifying-public-investments-clean-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/clarifying-public-investments-clean-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3646 at http://www.itif.org The Past, Present, and New Year of U.S. Clean Energy Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/past-present-and-new-year-us-clean-energy-policy <div> </div> <div> Now that it&#039;s 2013, it’s important to take stock of where clean energy policy has come in the last four years and what challenges it faces today. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/past-present-and-new-year-us-clean-energy-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/past-present-and-new-year-us-clean-energy-policy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3636 at http://www.itif.org New Year’s Resolution for the Federal Government: Make It Easy to Complete Federal Forms Electronically http://www.itif.org/publications/new-year-s-resolution-federal-government-make-it-easy-complete-federal-forms-electronic <div> </div> <div> Federal agencies in 2013 should resolve to create fully functional electronic forms. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-year-s-resolution-federal-government-make-it-easy-complete-federal-forms-electronic#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3637 at http://www.itif.org Getting SMARTer About Wielding ICT to Cut Emissions http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-smarter-about-wielding-ict-cut-emissions <div> </div> <div> A new report highlights ICT’s substantial climate change mitigation potential. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-smarter-about-wielding-ict-cut-emissions#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3628 at http://www.itif.org Wyden and Murkowski: The Great Senate Hope for Energy Innovation Policy in 2013 http://www.itif.org/publications/wyden-and-murkowski-great-senate-hope-energy-innovation-policy-2013 <div> </div> <div> While Wyden-Murkowski energy bipartisanship gives a breath of fresh air to energy policy, the buck doesn’t stop with either Senator. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/wyden-and-murkowski-great-senate-hope-energy-innovation-policy-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/wyden-and-murkowski-great-senate-hope-energy-innovation-policy-2013#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3614 at http://www.itif.org Amid Energy Crisis, a Need to Define and Promote Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/amid-energy-crisis-need-define-and-promote-innovation <div> </div> <div> Improving energy innovation and developing new designs can propel the world to reductions in carbon emissions. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/amid-energy-crisis-need-define-and-promote-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3629 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation: The Proper Definition and Why it’s So Crucial http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-proper-definition-and-why-it-s-so-crucial <div> </div> <div> The true definition of energy innovation policy and how it’s framed in the policy debate is important. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-proper-definition-and-why-it-s-so-crucial#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3607 at http://www.itif.org Authoritarians Win, Internet Loses in Dubai http://www.itif.org/publications/authoritarians-win-internet-loses-dubai <div> </div> <div> The WCIT summit in Dubai result in a lack of consensus telecom treaty for the first time in more than a century. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/authoritarians-win-internet-loses-dubai#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3608 at http://www.itif.org Immigration Policy: Is the U.S. the International Champ, or Chump? http://www.itif.org/publications/immigration-policy-us-international-champ-or-chump <div> </div> <div> The United States faces a critical problem: an increasingly unskilled workforce. But what are we doing about it? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/immigration-policy-us-international-champ-or-chump#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3609 at http://www.itif.org Sparks Will Fly at Spectrum Incentive Auctions Hearing http://www.itif.org/publications/sparks-will-fly-spectrum-incentive-auctions-hearing <div> </div> <div> Sparks will fly over the licensed vs. unlicensed apportionment and over bidder eligibility at House Committee hearing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/sparks-will-fly-spectrum-incentive-auctions-hearing#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3601 at http://www.itif.org Countering David Frum: Super-Charging Energy Innovation through Public Investment http://www.itif.org/publications/countering-david-frum-super-charging-energy-innovation-through-public-investment <div> </div> <div> Emerging batteries, higher-efficiency solar cells, next-generation wind turbines, and a smarter grid, are evidence of the value of public investment in clean energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/countering-david-frum-super-charging-energy-innovation-through-public-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/countering-david-frum-super-charging-energy-innovation-through-public-investment#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3602 at http://www.itif.org 5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Dr. Dan Riskin http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-dr-dan-riskin <div> </div> <div> Dr. Dan Riskin of Health Fidelity reflects on how data-driven innovations are transforming the health care industry. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-dr-dan-riskin#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3603 at http://www.itif.org Building the Global Innovation Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/building-global-innovation-economy <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell argue for kickstarting innovation around the world by overcoming outdated and unfair policies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/building-global-innovation-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/building-global-innovation-economy#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3604 at http://www.itif.org Spoons: For Eating From the Trough of Growth, or for Digging a Pointless Hole? http://www.itif.org/publications/spoons-eating-trough-growth-or-digging-pointless-hole <div> </div> <div> Rebuttal to Krugman&#039;s claims that innovation has lead to lower employment and lower wages. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/spoons-eating-trough-growth-or-digging-pointless-hole#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3595 at http://www.itif.org New Energy Innovation Hub a Step Towards BatteryShot http://www.itif.org/publications/new-energy-innovation-hub-step-towards-batteryshot <div> </div> <div> The new Hub at Argonne National Lab will help focus advanced battery development but even more coordination is needed. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-energy-innovation-hub-step-towards-batteryshot#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3587 at http://www.itif.org The Charlatan’s Cartels http://www.itif.org/publications/charlatan-s-cartels <div> </div> <div> We have some issues in telecom policy in the U. S. these days but broadsided criticisms that are all but completely divorced from the facts aren&#039;t going to help policymakers. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/charlatan-s-cartels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/charlatan-s-cartels#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3590 at http://www.itif.org Which States Are Thriving in Innovation in the New Economy? http://www.itif.org/publications/which-states-are-thriving-innovation-new-economy <div> </div> <div> In a post for Ideas Lab, Rob Atkinson provides an overview of the State New Economy Index. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/which-states-are-thriving-innovation-new-economy#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3579 at http://www.itif.org WCIT Moves Slowly http://www.itif.org/publications/wcit-moves-slowly <div> </div> <div> It remains to be seen if any dire outcomes will result from WCIT, as the proceedings stretch into a second week. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/wcit-moves-slowly#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3581 at http://www.itif.org Pharmaceutical Innovation and Longevity http://www.itif.org/publications/pharmaceutical-innovation-and-longevity <div> </div> <div> Further evidence that debunks the myth that pharmaceutical companies aren&#039;t providing real value to the economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/pharmaceutical-innovation-and-longevity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/pharmaceutical-innovation-and-longevity#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3573 at http://www.itif.org Scale-Up of Military Biofuels Could Generate Significant Economic Activity http://www.itif.org/publications/scale-military-biofuels-could-generate-significant-economic-activity <div> </div> <div> DOD is in a unique position when it comes to the development and procurement of alternative fuels. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/scale-military-biofuels-could-generate-significant-economic-activity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/scale-military-biofuels-could-generate-significant-economic-activity#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 04 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3571 at http://www.itif.org “The Atlantic” Story of American Manufacturing Renaissance? Think Again http://www.itif.org/publications/%E2%80%9C-atlantic%E2%80%9D-story-american-manufacturing-renaissance-think-again <div> </div> <div> If claims of a manufacturing rebound are continually fostered, Washington can continue to ignore manufacturing and not put in place necessary policies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/%E2%80%9C-atlantic%E2%80%9D-story-american-manufacturing-renaissance-think-again#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3566 at http://www.itif.org The Fight Against Chinese Green Mercantilism Continues http://www.itif.org/publications/fight-against-chinese-green-mercantilism-continues <div> </div> <div> Tariffs are not a magic fix for Chinese green mercantilism, which has already done lasting damage. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/fight-against-chinese-green-mercantilism-continues#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3567 at http://www.itif.org Repeat After Me: “Do Not Track is NOT Do Not Call” http://www.itif.org/publications/repeat-after-me-%E2%80%9Cdo-not-track-not-do-not-call%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> Aside from similar names, “Do Not Track” is not similar to “Do Not Call&quot; as some privacy advocates have claimed. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/repeat-after-me-%E2%80%9Cdo-not-track-not-do-not-call%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/repeat-after-me-%E2%80%9Cdo-not-track-not-do-not-call%E2%80%9D#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3559 at http://www.itif.org Re-shaping the Department of Energy in Obama's Second Term: Picking a New Energy Secretary http://www.itif.org/publications/re-shaping-department-energy-obamas-second-term-picking-new-energy-secretary <div> </div> <div> The selection of the new Secretary of Energy should keep in mind the great strides the department has made and where there is still room for improvement in the next four years. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/re-shaping-department-energy-obamas-second-term-picking-new-energy-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/re-shaping-department-energy-obamas-second-term-picking-new-energy-secretary#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3560 at http://www.itif.org 5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Bill Day http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-bill-day <div> </div> <div> Bill Day is the platform evangelist for RunKeeper, talks about how data is changing how people exercise and monitor their health. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-bill-day#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 28 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3555 at http://www.itif.org Linking Energy Production to Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-energy-production-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> Revenue from expanded oil and natural gas extraction should go towards clean energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/linking-energy-production-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3551 at http://www.itif.org Re-shaping the Department of Energy in Obama's Second Term: Institutional Reform Goals http://www.itif.org/publications/re-shaping-department-energy-obamas-second-term-institutional-reform-goals <div> </div> <div> The new administration should to take a hard look at the National Labs and begin implementing reforms to strengthen the GOCO model. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/re-shaping-department-energy-obamas-second-term-institutional-reform-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/re-shaping-department-energy-obamas-second-term-institutional-reform-goals#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 26 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3539 at http://www.itif.org Counterpoint: R&D Tax Credit Spurs Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/counterpoint-rd-tax-credit-spurs-innovation <div> </div> <div> The R&amp;D credit corrects a serious market failure and spurs U.S. companies to invest in more R&amp;D, creating more jobs, more competitive firms and a stronger U.S. economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/counterpoint-rd-tax-credit-spurs-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/counterpoint-rd-tax-credit-spurs-innovation#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3528 at http://www.itif.org The Misguided Neoclassical Economic Thinking Behind a Carbon Tax http://www.itif.org/publications/misguided-neoclassical-economic-thinking-behind-carbon-tax <div> </div> <div> The neoclassical economic doctrine fuels the misconception that a carbon tax would be a climate-change silver bullet. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/misguided-neoclassical-economic-thinking-behind-carbon-tax#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3530 at http://www.itif.org Step Up Global Competitiveness in Lame Duck http://www.itif.org/publications/step-global-competitiveness-lame-duck <div> </div> <div> There’s no need to wait until 2013 for Congress to pass essential legislation. Our global competitors certainly aren’t waiting to improve their tax, talent, technology and trade systems. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/step-global-competitiveness-lame-duck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/step-global-competitiveness-lame-duck#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3523 at http://www.itif.org Creating Better Climate Policy: Linking Carbon Taxes to Investments in Clean Energy http://www.itif.org/publications/creating-better-climate-policy-linking-carbon-taxes-investments-clean-energy <div> </div> <div> Climate policy design—be that a carbon tax or not—matters. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/creating-better-climate-policy-linking-carbon-taxes-investments-clean-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/creating-better-climate-policy-linking-carbon-taxes-investments-clean-energy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3525 at http://www.itif.org 5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Tim Callan http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-tim-callan <div> </div> <div> Tim Callan talks about how companies like RetailNext are bringing the type of data analytics traditionally used by online retailers to brick-and-mortar stores. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-tim-callan#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3521 at http://www.itif.org Cameron Calls for “Modern Industrial Strategy” to Help Britain Win Race for Global Innovation Advantage http://www.itif.org/publications/cameron-calls-%E2%80%9Cmodern-industrial-strategy%E2%80%9D-help-britain-win-race-global-innovation-adva <div> </div> <div> Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech sets a great example of how policymakers can chart a unified path forward. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/cameron-calls-%E2%80%9Cmodern-industrial-strategy%E2%80%9D-help-britain-win-race-global-innovation-adva#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3516 at http://www.itif.org Facilities-based Competition is Working http://www.itif.org/publications/facilities-based-competition-working <div> </div> <div> America’s facilities-based competition model is working. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/facilities-based-competition-working#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3510 at http://www.itif.org No More Growth? Let's not be so Hasty: An Assessment of Robert J. Gordon's Recent Working Paper http://www.itif.org/publications/no-more-growth-lets-not-be-so-hasty-assessment-robert-j-gordons-recent-working-paper <div> </div> <div> Robert J. Gordon’s latest no-growth forecast has received a lot of attention due to both the economic climate and its provocative nature. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/no-more-growth-lets-not-be-so-hasty-assessment-robert-j-gordons-recent-working-paper#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3506 at http://www.itif.org Thoughts from ITIF Event on Cloud Computing in Developing Economies http://www.itif.org/publications/thoughts-itif-event-cloud-computing-developing-economies <div> </div> <div> A recap of the event with Peter Cowhey and Michael Kleeman of UC San Diego on the impact of cloud computing on developing economies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/thoughts-itif-event-cloud-computing-developing-economies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/thoughts-itif-event-cloud-computing-developing-economies#comments Developing Economies Internet Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3507 at http://www.itif.org How States and Localities Can Get Off the Economic Development Treadmill http://www.itif.org/publications/how-states-and-localities-can-get-economic-development-treadmill <div> </div> <div> If state and local governments want to get off the treadmill and begin to make real progress, officials will need to make their voices heard and demand that Washington comes together in a bipartisan way. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-states-and-localities-can-get-economic-development-treadmill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-states-and-localities-can-get-economic-development-treadmill#comments State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3509 at http://www.itif.org How The Economics Of The Left And Right Have Failed The Electric Car http://www.itif.org/publications/how-economics-left-and-right-have-failed-electric-car <div> </div> <div> We need greater innovation to create electric cars that American consumers will actually want to buy and drive. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-economics-left-and-right-have-failed-electric-car#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3513 at http://www.itif.org 5 Q’s on Data Innovation with Lynn Etheredge http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-lynn-etheredge <div> </div> <div> Lynn Etheredge shares his thoughts on how health care research is changing as a result of the increased use of data. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/5-q-s-data-innovation-lynn-etheredge#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3508 at http://www.itif.org Clean Energy Inflection Point http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-inflection-point <div> </div> <div> Clean energy innovation is a goal that either Presidential candidate can support. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-inflection-point#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3503 at http://www.itif.org Better Clean Energy Choices for America http://www.itif.org/publications/better-clean-energy-choices-america <div> </div> <div> Writing in the Washington Post, Matt Stepp argues for U.S. climate policy as a vehicle for innovating cheaper and better clean-energy options for all Americans. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/better-clean-energy-choices-america#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3496 at http://www.itif.org Climate Hawks and 'Reverse Tribalism': How Our Policy Choices Are Fueling Climate Inaction http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-hawks-and-reverse-tribalism-how-our-policy-choices-are-fueling-climate-inaction <div> </div> <div> What Americans would get behind as ‘climate policy’ is an aggressive clean energy innovation strategy aimed at developing cheaper and better technology options. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-hawks-and-reverse-tribalism-how-our-policy-choices-are-fueling-climate-inaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/climate-hawks-and-reverse-tribalism-how-our-policy-choices-are-fueling-climate-inaction#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 3501 at http://www.itif.org TechElect’s Six Steps to Jobs, Prosperity, and Innovation Sets the Right Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/techelect-s-six-steps-jobs-prosperity-and-innovation-sets-right-agenda <div> </div> <div> TechElect&#039;s new guide rightly focuses on what the next Administration and Congress should prioritize. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/techelect-s-six-steps-jobs-prosperity-and-innovation-sets-right-agenda#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 02 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3491 at http://www.itif.org Restoring Networks After Sandy http://www.itif.org/publications/restoring-networks-after-sandy <div> </div> <div> Many cellular network operators have responded to Hurricane Sandy in a number of creative and interesting ways, as have many Internet operators. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/restoring-networks-after-sandy#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 02 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3518 at http://www.itif.org Looking for Good Jobs? Look to Big Companies http://www.itif.org/publications/looking-good-jobs-look-big-companies <div> </div> <div> The real future of America’s economy lies in whether large firms and fast-growing small firms that want to be large firms succeed in America. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/looking-good-jobs-look-big-companies#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3489 at http://www.itif.org The Future of IT Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/future-it-innovation <div> </div> <div> Robert Atkinson Discusses the Future of IT Innovation with &quot;Government Technology.&quot; </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/future-it-innovation#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3488 at http://www.itif.org The Tech Industry’s Odd Relationship with Government http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-industry-s-odd-relationship-government <div> </div> <div> Two recent posts on TechCrunch about tech industry efforts to influence and work with government deserve comment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tech-industry-s-odd-relationship-government#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3483 at http://www.itif.org India's Recent Trade Policies Put Domestic, International Growth at Risk http://www.itif.org/publications/indias-recent-trade-policies-put-domestic-international-growth-risk <div> </div> <div> It&#039;s not only in America&#039;s interest for India to remain committed to open, market-based trade and robust IP protections; it&#039;s also in India&#039;s. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/indias-recent-trade-policies-put-domestic-international-growth-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/indias-recent-trade-policies-put-domestic-international-growth-risk#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3484 at http://www.itif.org CalBattery Breakthrough a Product of the National Innovation Ecosystem http://www.itif.org/publications/calbattery-breakthrough-product-national-innovation-ecosystem <div> </div> <div> A novel anode material is in large part the product of government investments in clean energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/calbattery-breakthrough-product-national-innovation-ecosystem#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3485 at http://www.itif.org China Doubles Down on Green Mercantilism, Purchases LDK Solar http://www.itif.org/publications/china-doubles-down-green-mercantilism-purchases-ldk-solar <div> </div> <div> Chinese&#039;s solar industry woes are ongoing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/china-doubles-down-green-mercantilism-purchases-ldk-solar#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3477 at http://www.itif.org Punishing Hard Work http://www.itif.org/publications/punishing-hard-work <div> </div> <div> STEM education is critical to U.S. competitiveness and should not be politicized. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/punishing-hard-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/punishing-hard-work#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3478 at http://www.itif.org The Myth of Anonymity http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-anonymity <div> </div> <div> We do not live in an anonymous world, and we should not create policies that are based on this false assumption. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-anonymity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/myth-anonymity#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3463 at http://www.itif.org Third Debate: Basic Research Not Enough to Spur Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/third-debate-basic-research-not-enough-spur-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> In addition to the standard lack of specifics, the third debate saw unfortunate mention of basic research. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/third-debate-basic-research-not-enough-spur-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3466 at http://www.itif.org The Sad Reality Behind Foreign Direct Investment in the United States http://www.itif.org/publications/sad-reality-behind-foreign-direct-investment-united-states <div> </div> <div> The United States should welcome Greenfield FDI, but most FDI is not Greenfield. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/sad-reality-behind-foreign-direct-investment-united-states#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3467 at http://www.itif.org Does the U.S. Economy Compete with Other Economies? http://www.itif.org/publications/does-us-economy-compete-other-economies <div> </div> <div> The U.S. economy does compete with other nations for high value-added production and losing the race means a stagnant economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/does-us-economy-compete-other-economies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/does-us-economy-compete-other-economies#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3459 at http://www.itif.org We Don't Have All The Technology Consumers Want http://www.itif.org/publications/we-dont-have-all-technology-consumers-want <div> </div> <div> Electrifying the transportation system is a promising way of accomplishing this and significant innovations in EVs have already been made, but more is needed less EVs will remain a niche good. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/we-dont-have-all-technology-consumers-want#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3460 at http://www.itif.org Three Warning Signs America is Losing the Global Clean Energy Race http://www.itif.org/publications/three-warning-signs-america-losing-global-clean-energy-race <div> </div> <div> The United States must triple its investments in innovation to make clean energy cheap and competitive everywhere. It must aggressively fight international green mercantilism to level the playing field. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/three-warning-signs-america-losing-global-clean-energy-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/three-warning-signs-america-losing-global-clean-energy-race#comments Competitiveness Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3461 at http://www.itif.org The Presidential Debate We Really Need http://www.itif.org/publications/presidential-debate-we-really-need <div> </div> <div> The current economic debate - more stimulus or more austerity - misses the point. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/presidential-debate-we-really-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/presidential-debate-we-really-need#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3462 at http://www.itif.org Breaking Mexico Out of Middle Income Trap http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-mexico-out-middle-income-trap <div> </div> <div> The widespread use of information and communications technology is a major driver of economic growth. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/breaking-mexico-out-middle-income-trap#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3458 at http://www.itif.org Second Debate: Another Night Sans Energy Innovation and Climate Change http://www.itif.org/publications/second-debate-another-night-sans-energy-innovation-and-climate-change <div> </div> <div> Despite energy and the economy being focuses of the second presidential debate, it lacked serious discussion. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/second-debate-another-night-sans-energy-innovation-and-climate-change#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3452 at http://www.itif.org Shifting Gears: A Growing Debate on How to Electrify U.S. Transportation http://www.itif.org/publications/shifting-gears-growing-debate-how-electrify-us-transportation <div> </div> <div> ITIF report adds to a growing debate on the short-comings of today’s EV policies and how to better support the electrification of U.S. transportation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/shifting-gears-growing-debate-how-electrify-us-transportation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3447 at http://www.itif.org Eroding Our Foundation http://www.itif.org/publications/eroding-our-foundation <div> </div> <div> Reducing the budget deficit is important, but it should not and does not have to come at the expense of growth-inducing investments. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/eroding-our-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/eroding-our-foundation#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3445 at http://www.itif.org Regulations Are Killing Innovation in Government http://www.itif.org/publications/regulations-are-killing-innovation-government <div> </div> <div> Policymakers should give more thought to creating a more flexible government bureaucracy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/regulations-are-killing-innovation-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/regulations-are-killing-innovation-government#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 16 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3446 at http://www.itif.org R&D Tax Credits: They Work! Will Policy Maker’s Listen to the Evidence? http://www.itif.org/publications/rd-tax-credits-they-work-will-policy-maker%E2%80%99s-listen-evidence <div> </div> <div> R&amp;D Tax Credits do increase innovative activity. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rd-tax-credits-they-work-will-policy-maker%E2%80%99s-listen-evidence#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3443 at http://www.itif.org New Survey Shows Some Privacy Scholars Lack Objectivity http://www.itif.org/publications/new-survey-shows-some-privacy-scholars-lack-objectivity <div> </div> <div> Recent survey of attitudes towards online privacy shows the privacy values of the researchers are likely biasing the results. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-survey-shows-some-privacy-scholars-lack-objectivity#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 14 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3435 at http://www.itif.org Boosting Productivity: Time to Stop Listening to the (Conventional) Economists http://www.itif.org/publications/boosting-productivity-time-stop-listening-conventional-economists <div> </div> <div> If we are going to get the policy framework right, Washington needs to stop thinking that conventional economists are the only ones qualified to shape economic policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/boosting-productivity-time-stop-listening-conventional-economists#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 12 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3438 at http://www.itif.org Privacy Complaint in the Silly Season http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-complaint-silly-season <div> </div> <div> The CEI appears to be complaining that the FCC’s privacy disclosure is too expansive, not that it’s insufficient. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-complaint-silly-season#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3427 at http://www.itif.org Why You Don’t Want an Electric Car…Yet http://www.itif.org/publications/why-you-don-t-want-electric-car-yet <div> </div> <div> The most important step is greater innovation to create electric cars that they actually want to buy and drive. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/why-you-don-t-want-electric-car-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-you-don-t-want-electric-car-yet#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3428 at http://www.itif.org E&E TV Interview on Electric Vehicles http://www.itif.org/publications/ee-tv-interview-electric-vehicles <div> </div> <div> A new “innovation economics” strategy for spurring electric vehicle adoption is needed. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/ee-tv-interview-electric-vehicles#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3436 at http://www.itif.org De-Spinning the UN Broadband Report http://www.itif.org/publications/de-spinning-un-broadband-report <div> </div> <div> The recent United Nations Broadband Commission report jumps to a number of erroneous conclusions. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/de-spinning-un-broadband-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/de-spinning-un-broadband-report#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 09 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3422 at http://www.itif.org It’s National Manufacturing Day! http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-national-manufacturing-day <div> </div> <div> The importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and celebrating innovations in fields ranging from aerospace to medical devices. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-s-national-manufacturing-day#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3407 at http://www.itif.org Time for a Manufacturing Debate Based on Facts, Not Opinion http://www.itif.org/publications/time-manufacturing-debate-based-facts-not-opinion <div> </div> <div> It is time for an honest debate on the health of the American manufacturing industry. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-manufacturing-debate-based-facts-not-opinion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-manufacturing-debate-based-facts-not-opinion#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3408 at http://www.itif.org Lessons from China’s Solar Industry Woes http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-china-s-solar-industry-woes <div> </div> <div> A Chinese solar panel supply glut offers three important lessons for U.S. clean energy advocates. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-china-s-solar-industry-woes#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3409 at http://www.itif.org Put the Battery Before the Electric Vehicle http://www.itif.org/publications/put-battery-electric-vehicle <div> </div> <div> Low battery demand is further evidence that battery innovation must come before electric vehicle deployment. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/put-battery-electric-vehicle#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3400 at http://www.itif.org Three Clean Energy Innovation Policy Debate Questions for the Presidential Debates http://www.itif.org/publications/three-clean-energy-innovation-policy-debate-questions-presidential-debates <div> </div> <div> Three clean energy innovation policy debate questions for the Presidential candidates </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/three-clean-energy-innovation-policy-debate-questions-presidential-debates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/three-clean-energy-innovation-policy-debate-questions-presidential-debates#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3397 at http://www.itif.org Sequestration Threatens Future of Energy Innovation and GDP Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/sequestration-threatens-future-energy-innovation-and-gdp-growth <div> </div> <div> The sequester, if applied evenly across the board to all discretionary programs, will dramatically restrict the growth of the clean energy industry. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/sequestration-threatens-future-energy-innovation-and-gdp-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/sequestration-threatens-future-energy-innovation-and-gdp-growth#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3399 at http://www.itif.org Asking the Right Questions on Natural Gas http://www.itif.org/publications/asking-right-questions-natural-gas <div> </div> <div> ITIF provides the questions and answers on natural gas that all clean energy stakeholders should be thinking about. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/asking-right-questions-natural-gas#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 01 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3396 at http://www.itif.org Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Money Better Spent on Battery Development http://www.itif.org/publications/electric-vehicle-tax-credit-money-better-spent-battery-development <div> </div> <div> Battery innovation, and not subsidies, will ultimately drive electric vehicles to cost and performance competitiveness. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/electric-vehicle-tax-credit-money-better-spent-battery-development#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 26 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3384 at http://www.itif.org Moving from Economic Uncertainty to Prosperity with a Global Innovation Consensus http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-economic-uncertainty-prosperity-global-innovation-consensus <div> </div> <div> Amidst the global financial crisis, a unique opportunity to usher in an era of Innovation Economics has emerged. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-economic-uncertainty-prosperity-global-innovation-consensus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-economic-uncertainty-prosperity-global-innovation-consensus#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 26 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3385 at http://www.itif.org Renewables Must Learn From Natural Gas http://www.itif.org/publications/renewables-must-learn-natural-gas <div> </div> <div> The rise of natural gas is a model for making renewables the dominant source of electricity in America and the world. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/renewables-must-learn-natural-gas#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3381 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Disputes Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Report that U.S. Set for Industrial Revival http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-disputes-boston-consulting-group-bcg-report-us-set-industrial-revival <div> </div> <div> U.S. industrial revival won’t happen without commitment to address underlying structural weaknesses in the U.S. manufacturing economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-disputes-boston-consulting-group-bcg-report-us-set-industrial-revival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-disputes-boston-consulting-group-bcg-report-us-set-industrial-revival#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3367 at http://www.itif.org America's Looming IP Drain http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-looming-ip-drain <div> </div> <div> If the U.S. fails to secure high IP standards in the trade arrangements it enters into consequences will be significant to the economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-looming-ip-drain#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3366 at http://www.itif.org Why U.S. Economy Imploded and Why Recovery is So Slow http://www.itif.org/publications/why-us-economy-imploded-and-why-recovery-so-slow <div> </div> <div> Turning the economy around requires America winning the race for global innovation advantage. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/why-us-economy-imploded-and-why-recovery-so-slow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-us-economy-imploded-and-why-recovery-so-slow#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3358 at http://www.itif.org Should We Expect Multinationals to Be Loyal? http://www.itif.org/publications/should-we-expect-multinationals-be-loyal <div> </div> <div> What can be done in the U.S. economy to turn things around in the age of globalization? </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/should-we-expect-multinationals-be-loyal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/should-we-expect-multinationals-be-loyal#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3360 at http://www.itif.org Role of Government in Energy Innovation: Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator Project ‘Takes Off’ http://www.itif.org/publications/role-government-energy-innovation-boeing-s-ecodemonstrator-project-takes <div> </div> <div> The ecoDemonstrator presents an example of a well-formed partnership between government and industry to motivate innovation in a sector that desperately needs it to reduce its carbon emissions. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/role-government-energy-innovation-boeing-s-ecodemonstrator-project-takes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/role-government-energy-innovation-boeing-s-ecodemonstrator-project-takes#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3373 at http://www.itif.org Free Technology Transfer is Not the Way to Go http://www.itif.org/publications/free-technology-transfer-not-way-go <div> </div> <div> Proposal by Noah Smith at &quot;The Atlantic&quot; to give away clean technologies is misguided. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/free-technology-transfer-not-way-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/free-technology-transfer-not-way-go#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3354 at http://www.itif.org Impact of Sequestration on Technology and Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/impact-sequestration-technology-and-innovation <div> </div> <div> It is abundantly clear that the across-the-board cuts are bad policy and should be avoided if possible. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/impact-sequestration-technology-and-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/impact-sequestration-technology-and-innovation#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 17 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3349 at http://www.itif.org Supply and Demand in Kansas City http://www.itif.org/publications/supply-and-demand-kansas-city <div> </div> <div> Creating demand for broadband is essential to creating competition to build better networks. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/supply-and-demand-kansas-city#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3333 at http://www.itif.org Under-the-Table Subsidies http://www.itif.org/publications/under-table-subsidies <div> </div> <div> Under the table subsidies provide another example of where the U.S. is going wrong in spectrum reforms. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/under-table-subsidies#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3334 at http://www.itif.org Government Support for Clean Energy Innovation: Breakthrough Carbon Capture Modeling http://www.itif.org/publications/government-support-clean-energy-innovation-breakthrough-carbon-capture-modeling <div> </div> <div> Public investments help foster a novel computer model for identifying potential carbon capture molecules. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/government-support-clean-energy-innovation-breakthrough-carbon-capture-modeling#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 10 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3332 at http://www.itif.org “Building a Pipeline of Technologies:" Interview with ARENA http://www.itif.org/publications/%E2%80%9Cbuilding-pipeline-technologies-interview-arena <div> </div> <div> ITIF interviews a representative of Australia&#039;s promising new renewable energy agency. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/%E2%80%9Cbuilding-pipeline-technologies-interview-arena#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3327 at http://www.itif.org Ambri and Utility-Scale Storage: Another Emerging Story of Government Investment in Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/ambri-and-utility-scale-storage-another-emerging-story-government-investment-energy-inn <div> </div> <div> An ARPA-E awardee might have the solution for renewable energy’s intermittency. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ambri-and-utility-scale-storage-another-emerging-story-government-investment-energy-inn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ambri-and-utility-scale-storage-another-emerging-story-government-investment-energy-inn#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 04 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3320 at http://www.itif.org A Response to Dean Baker’s Review of Innovation Economics http://www.itif.org/publications/response-dean-baker-s-review-innovation-economics <div> </div> <div> A critique of &quot;Innovation Economics&quot; misses several key points. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/response-dean-baker-s-review-innovation-economics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/response-dean-baker-s-review-innovation-economics#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3307 at http://www.itif.org Basic Research the Wrong Focus for ARPA-E http://www.itif.org/publications/basic-research-wrong-focus-arpa-e <div> </div> <div> Calls to shift ARPA-E’s focus to basic research misunderstand the role the agency is meant to play. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/basic-research-wrong-focus-arpa-e#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3303 at http://www.itif.org Inconvenient Reality: The Government Role in the Shale Gas Revolution http://www.itif.org/publications/inconvenient-reality-government-role-shale-gas-revolution <div> </div> <div> The federal government deserves credit for developing next generation natural gas technologies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/inconvenient-reality-government-role-shale-gas-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/inconvenient-reality-government-role-shale-gas-revolution#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 25 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3293 at http://www.itif.org In the Age of Big Data, the American Information Sector Stays Small http://www.itif.org/publications/age-big-data-american-information-sector-stays-small <div> </div> <div> We shouldn&#039;t judge the impact of the information sector&#039;s impact on the employment landscape touches many other traditional industries. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/age-big-data-american-information-sector-stays-small" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/age-big-data-american-information-sector-stays-small#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3290 at http://www.itif.org Full Speed Ahead for Verizon and Cable http://www.itif.org/publications/full-speed-ahead-verizon-and-cable <div> </div> <div> Verizon deal represents a thorough analysis by DOJ that comes to a very sound conclusion and poorly-reasoned objections from groups that don&#039;t admit that broadband in the United States is moving in the right direction. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/full-speed-ahead-verizon-and-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/full-speed-ahead-verizon-and-cable#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 20 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3285 at http://www.itif.org A Promising Government Program Launches Down Under http://www.itif.org/publications/promising-government-program-launches-down-under <div> </div> <div> The Australian Renewable Energy Agency bears similarities with the United States&#039; heralded ARPA-E. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/promising-government-program-launches-down-under#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 17 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3283 at http://www.itif.org MCX Announcement Highlights Growing U.S. Interest in NFC-Based Mobile Payments http://www.itif.org/publications/mcx-announcement-highlights-growing-us-interest-nfc-based-mobile-payments <div> </div> <div> The announcement that more than a dozen retailers have plans to create a mobile-payments system highlights the growing interest in mobile payment solutions in the United States. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/mcx-announcement-highlights-growing-us-interest-nfc-based-mobile-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/mcx-announcement-highlights-growing-us-interest-nfc-based-mobile-payments#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3281 at http://www.itif.org One Step Closer to Game-Changing Electric Vehicle Batteries http://www.itif.org/publications/one-step-closer-game-changing-electric-vehicle-batteries <div> </div> <div> GM’s CEO provides public vote of confidence for Envia’s energy-dense batteries. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/one-step-closer-game-changing-electric-vehicle-batteries#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3277 at http://www.itif.org Tariffs Well-Justified in Fighting Green Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/publications/tariffs-well-justified-fighting-green-mercantilism <div> </div> <div> Recent moves to counter unfair clean energy trade practices are a step in the right direction. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tariffs-well-justified-fighting-green-mercantilism#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 09 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3273 at http://www.itif.org Admit it, I am an Offshorer and Uncle Sam Made Me Do It http://www.itif.org/publications/admit-it-i-am-offshorer-and-uncle-sam-made-me-do-it <div> </div> <div> Blaming offshoring is not going to help the United States advance in the race for global innovation advantage. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/admit-it-i-am-offshorer-and-uncle-sam-made-me-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/admit-it-i-am-offshorer-and-uncle-sam-made-me-do-it#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3271 at http://www.itif.org More Baby Boomers Need to Delay Retirement http://www.itif.org/publications/more-baby-boomers-need-delay-retirement <div> </div> <div> Baby boomers early retirement is having putting a strain on the national economic comeback. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/more-baby-boomers-need-delay-retirement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/more-baby-boomers-need-delay-retirement#comments Competitiveness Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3272 at http://www.itif.org Curiosity and the Case for Government Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/curiosity-and-case-government-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> National Labs’ contribution to the Mars rover landing informs the ongoing debate over the government’s role in clean energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/curiosity-and-case-government-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3270 at http://www.itif.org Foreign IT IP Theft Damages U.S. SME Manufacturers http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-it-ip-theft-damages-us-sme-manufacturers <div> </div> <div> It’s vital that that the United States pursue a “whole of government” approach to combat foreign IT IP theft. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-it-ip-theft-damages-us-sme-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/foreign-it-ip-theft-damages-us-sme-manufacturers#comments Intellectual Property Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 06 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3267 at http://www.itif.org Comparing the Privacy Policies of the Presidential Campaign Websites http://www.itif.org/publications/comparing-privacy-policies-presidential-campaign-websites <div> </div> <div> A comparison of the privacy policies of presidential candidates&#039; websites. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/comparing-privacy-policies-presidential-campaign-websites#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 02 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3259 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing in America - A Story of Global Competition http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-america-story-global-competition <div> </div> <div> The conventional wisdom that U.S. manufacturing job loss is simply a result of productivity-driven restructuring (akin to how U.S. agriculture lost jobs but remains healthy) is fundamentally flawed. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-america-story-global-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-america-story-global-competition#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 02 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3269 at http://www.itif.org Carbon Fiber a Government Clean Tech Innovation Success Story http://www.itif.org/publications/carbon-fiber-government-clean-tech-innovation-success-story <div> </div> <div> U.S. Department of Energy investments in carbon fiber R&amp;D have been essential in spurring a booming industry. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/carbon-fiber-government-clean-tech-innovation-success-story#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 30 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3251 at http://www.itif.org Road Congestion, TSA Congestion. What’s the Difference? http://www.itif.org/publications/road-congestion-tsa-congestion-what-s-difference <div> </div> <div> The TSA should consider providing expedited service with a fee to benefit both the travelers and the TSA. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/road-congestion-tsa-congestion-what-s-difference#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3244 at http://www.itif.org Broadband Cherry-Picking http://www.itif.org/publications/broadband-cherry-picking <div> </div> <div> The NAF&#039;s Open Technology Institute report &quot;The Cost of Connectivity&quot; offers a misleading and inaccurate critique of U.S. broadband service for a variety of reasons. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/broadband-cherry-picking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/broadband-cherry-picking#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3243 at http://www.itif.org Big Benefits from Big Pharma: Longevity and Real Welfare Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/big-benefits-big-pharma-longevity-and-real-welfare-growth <div> </div> <div> Pharmaceutical proliferation leads to longer, wealthier lives. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/big-benefits-big-pharma-longevity-and-real-welfare-growth#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3241 at http://www.itif.org Sun City or Sun Power: Early Retirement is Hurting America http://www.itif.org/publications/sun-city-or-sun-power-early-retirement-hurting-america <div> </div> <div> Americans face a choice as a country: we can either keep focusing on maximizing present consumption, especially by older people, or we can focus on maximizing production so we can afford the critical investments in innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/sun-city-or-sun-power-early-retirement-hurting-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/sun-city-or-sun-power-early-retirement-hurting-america#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3230 at http://www.itif.org LDK Solar Debt Repayment a Troubling Escalation of Green Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/publications/ldk-solar-debt-repayment-troubling-escalation-green-mercantilism <div> </div> <div> Recent move by the Chinese city of Xinyu could be a harbinger of things to come unless strong action is taken. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ldk-solar-debt-repayment-troubling-escalation-green-mercantilism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ldk-solar-debt-repayment-troubling-escalation-green-mercantilism#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3231 at http://www.itif.org Morrill at 150: Creating American Manufacturing Universities http://www.itif.org/publications/morrill-150-creating-american-manufacturing-universities <div> </div> <div> The federal government should support the designation of a core of approximately 20 leading “manufacturing universities.” </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/morrill-150-creating-american-manufacturing-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/morrill-150-creating-american-manufacturing-universities#comments Education & Training Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3228 at http://www.itif.org GE Decision a Telling Indication of the Importance of Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/ge-decision-telling-indication-importance-innovation <div> </div> <div> Company’s halting of thin-film solar manufacturing and return to tech development is very revealing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/ge-decision-telling-indication-importance-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3221 at http://www.itif.org Voters are Ahead of Washington on Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/voters-are-ahead-washington-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> The results of a bipartisan survey show support for a national manufacturing strategy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/voters-are-ahead-washington-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3222 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Needs to Be Part of Carbon Tax Debate http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-needs-be-part-carbon-tax-debate <div> </div> <div> Renewed discussion of a national carbon tax is incomplete without considering how to spur innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-needs-be-part-carbon-tax-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-needs-be-part-carbon-tax-debate#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3227 at http://www.itif.org Joining the Great American Manufacturing Battle http://www.itif.org/publications/joining-great-american-manufacturing-battle <div> </div> <div> American manufacturing has performed palpably worse than many of its major peer competitors and it&#039;s time to wake up to the realities others have claimed are exaggerated. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/joining-great-american-manufacturing-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/joining-great-american-manufacturing-battle#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3220 at http://www.itif.org Natural Gas Vehicles Just a Piece of the Energy Innovation Puzzle http://www.itif.org/publications/natural-gas-vehicles-just-piece-energy-innovation-puzzle <div> </div> <div> New ARPA-E grants for natural gas vehicle technology development are both welcome and revealing </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/natural-gas-vehicles-just-piece-energy-innovation-puzzle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/natural-gas-vehicles-just-piece-energy-innovation-puzzle#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3209 at http://www.itif.org Principles of Government Investment in Enterprises http://www.itif.org/publications/principles-government-investment-enterprises <div> </div> <div> A five point framework for government agencies when making decisions about using taxpayer funds to support individual firms. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/principles-government-investment-enterprises#comments Competitiveness Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3212 at http://www.itif.org The Morrill Act at 150 Years: We Need a New Morrill Act for the 21st Century http://www.itif.org/publications/morrill-act-150-years-we-need-new-morrill-act-21st-century <div> </div> <div> Creating a Morrill Act for the 21st century could solve some of the critical deficits in U.S. manufacturing sector and STEM fields. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/morrill-act-150-years-we-need-new-morrill-act-21st-century#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 12 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3208 at http://www.itif.org Whatever Happened to “No Harm No Foul”? http://www.itif.org/publications/whatever-happened-%E2%80%9Cno-harm-no-foul%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> The reported FTC/Google privacy settlement should remind regulators about the impact of fining companies for innocent mistakes that do not result in consumer harm. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/whatever-happened-%E2%80%9Cno-harm-no-foul%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/whatever-happened-%E2%80%9Cno-harm-no-foul%E2%80%9D#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3201 at http://www.itif.org Telecommute and Help Save the World http://www.itif.org/publications/telecommute-and-help-save-world <div> </div> <div> Telecommuting and other ICT-enabled activities can help significantly reduce carbon emissions. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/telecommute-and-help-save-world#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3203 at http://www.itif.org Why Aren’t the Jobs There for U.S. Scientists? http://www.itif.org/publications/why-aren-t-jobs-there-us-scientists <div> </div> <div> Based on ITIF’s reports, the unfortunate unemployment in life science and STEM fields has to do with inattention to public policies to keep the U.S. at the cutting edge of innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/why-aren-t-jobs-there-us-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-aren-t-jobs-there-us-scientists#comments Life Sciences Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3200 at http://www.itif.org Decoding the “Declaration of Internet Freedom” http://www.itif.org/publications/decoding-%E2%80%9Cdeclaration-internet-freedom%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> The buzz created around the &quot;Declaration of Internet Freedom&quot; deserves further inspection. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/decoding-%E2%80%9Cdeclaration-internet-freedom%E2%80%9D#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 03 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3196 at http://www.itif.org Green Mercantilism Is a Threat to the Clean Energy Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/green-mercantilism-threat-clean-energy-economy-0 <div> </div> <div> Policymakers and advocates face a fundamental choice when it comes to green mercantilism. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/green-mercantilism-threat-clean-energy-economy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/green-mercantilism-threat-clean-energy-economy-0#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3193 at http://www.itif.org In Praise of Big Business: Part 2 (Why Government Policy Should be “Size Agnostic”) http://www.itif.org/publications/praise-big-business-part-2-why-government-policy-should-be-%E2%80%9Csize-agnostic%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> If we want to restore American competitiveness it’s time to rethink programs designed to help Main Street small business, and how big business can drive real economic recovery. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/praise-big-business-part-2-why-government-policy-should-be-%E2%80%9Csize-agnostic%E2%80%9D#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 29 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3189 at http://www.itif.org The Present of Video http://www.itif.org/publications/present-video <div> </div> <div> &quot;The Future of Video&quot; hearing reopens the issues of cable carriers versus video providers and might be more of a discussion on the present situation rather than the future. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/present-video#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 27 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3183 at http://www.itif.org Changing Models when the Current Model is “Broken” http://www.itif.org/publications/changing-models-when-current-model-%E2%80%9Cbroken%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> When looking to spur economic recovery, a new model is the solution. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/changing-models-when-current-model-%E2%80%9Cbroken%E2%80%9D#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3180 at http://www.itif.org In Praise of Big Business: Part 1 http://www.itif.org/publications/praise-big-business-part-1 <div> </div> <div> The engines of a nation&#039;s competitiveness, innovation, and productivity are not mom-and-pop small businesses but rather the firms in traded sectors, many of which are big firms. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/praise-big-business-part-1#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3173 at http://www.itif.org Bank Privacy Notices Cost Consumers Over $700M Annually http://www.itif.org/publications/bank-privacy-notices-cost-consumers-over-700m-annually <div> </div> <div> Congress should eliminate the Gramm-Leach-Bliley privacy notices and only require banks to send these notices to customers who register their email address. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/bank-privacy-notices-cost-consumers-over-700m-annually#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3175 at http://www.itif.org PolyPlus Battery Commercialization Boosts American Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/polyplus-battery-commercialization-boosts-american-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> A new pilot project illustrates the importance of manufacturing to energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/polyplus-battery-commercialization-boosts-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/polyplus-battery-commercialization-boosts-american-manufacturing#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3170 at http://www.itif.org FY2013 Budget Process Shapes Future of Solar R&D http://www.itif.org/publications/fy2013-budget-process-shapes-future-solar-rd <div> </div> <div> The DOE is not alone in supporting solar R&amp;D in FY2013. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/fy2013-budget-process-shapes-future-solar-rd#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3171 at http://www.itif.org When Markets Fail, Do We All Lose? The Evidence Isn’t As Clear As Reported http://www.itif.org/publications/when-markets-fail-do-we-all-lose-evidence-isn%E2%80%99t-clear-reported <div> </div> <div> Recent reports on the Federal Reserve&#039;s Family finance bulletin miss the point. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/when-markets-fail-do-we-all-lose-evidence-isn%E2%80%99t-clear-reported#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 19 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3169 at http://www.itif.org Federal Funding for R&D: Further Evidence That it is Needed More Than Ever Before http://www.itif.org/publications/federal-funding-rd-further-evidence-it-needed-more-ever <div> </div> <div> New findings in the JPAM highlight the importance and power of federal funding in inducing innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/federal-funding-rd-further-evidence-it-needed-more-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/federal-funding-rd-further-evidence-it-needed-more-ever#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3165 at http://www.itif.org The Work to Further Clean Energy Innovation Continues http://www.itif.org/publications/work-further-clean-energy-innovation-continues <div> </div> <div> Departing ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar provides insights on the state of clean energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/work-further-clean-energy-innovation-continues#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 15 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3160 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Report on Green Mercantilism Discussed At Senate Hearing on Global Clean Energy Trade http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-report-green-mercantilism-discussed-senate-hearing-global-clean-energy-trade <div> </div> <div> Senate hearing cites ITIF report and the essential need to curve green mercantilism. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-report-green-mercantilism-discussed-senate-hearing-global-clean-energy-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-report-green-mercantilism-discussed-senate-hearing-global-clean-energy-trade#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3157 at http://www.itif.org Van Schewick’s View of Net Neutrality and Quality of Service http://www.itif.org/publications/van-schewick-s-view-net-neutrality-and-quality-service <div> </div> <div> Reviewing three influential reports on the Internet and Quality of Service and shaping our current understanding of net neutrality. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/van-schewick-s-view-net-neutrality-and-quality-service#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 14 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3158 at http://www.itif.org We Have a Sharing Problem http://www.itif.org/publications/we-have-sharing-problem <div> </div> <div> U.S. statistical agencies are barred from sharing important microdata, resulting in inaccurate economic statistics. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/we-have-sharing-problem#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 13 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3153 at http://www.itif.org Public Investment in Innovation Central to A123 Advanced Battery Breakthrough http://www.itif.org/publications/public-investment-innovation-central-a123-advanced-battery-breakthrough <div> </div> <div> A123 breakthrough battery provides good example of innovation and government investing. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/public-investment-innovation-central-a123-advanced-battery-breakthrough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-investment-innovation-central-a123-advanced-battery-breakthrough#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3152 at http://www.itif.org Genius Loves Company http://www.itif.org/publications/genius-loves-company <div> </div> <div> Congress should work to impose pro-innovation measures like expanding the R&amp;D tax credit. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/genius-loves-company#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3151 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E Has Found Its Footing Just Fine http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-has-found-its-footing-just-fine <div> </div> <div> House cuts to ARPA-E are disappointing and underestimate the agency’s effectiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-has-found-its-footing-just-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-has-found-its-footing-just-fine#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3147 at http://www.itif.org Time to Start Thinking: A Conversation with Ed Luce http://www.itif.org/publications/time-start-thinking-conversation-ed-luce <div> </div> <div> Ed Luce&#039;s &quot;Time to Start Thinking&quot; raises an important reality check for Americans. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-start-thinking-conversation-ed-luce#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 07 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3148 at http://www.itif.org Senator Murkowski: Clean Energy Innovation Shouldn’t Be a Partisan Issue http://www.itif.org/publications/senator-murkowski-clean-energy-innovation-shouldn-t-be-partisan-issue <div> </div> <div> Comments by the Alaska Senator reinforce the importance of a continued government role in energy innovation policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/senator-murkowski-clean-energy-innovation-shouldn-t-be-partisan-issue#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3141 at http://www.itif.org Mulvaney Amendment Suggests Big Cuts to Energy R&D Programs http://www.itif.org/publications/mulvaney-amendment-suggests-big-cuts-energy-rd-programs <div> </div> <div> On June 6, 2012, a FY2013 House Vote risks passing extreme budget cuts to important energy programs. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/mulvaney-amendment-suggests-big-cuts-energy-rd-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/mulvaney-amendment-suggests-big-cuts-energy-rd-programs#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3143 at http://www.itif.org Cato Versus Cato: VMT Tax Yes; VMT Tax No http://www.itif.org/publications/cato-versus-cato-vmt-tax-yes-vmt-tax-no <div> </div> <div> Reacting to VMT tax after an appearance on CNBC with Cato&#039;s Dan Mitchell. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/cato-versus-cato-vmt-tax-yes-vmt-tax-no#comments Transportation Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3137 at http://www.itif.org Innovations That Will Change Your Energy Tomorrow http://www.itif.org/publications/innovations-will-change-your-energy-tomorrow <div> </div> <div> ITIF looks back at interesting clean technologies under development. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovations-will-change-your-energy-tomorrow#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3139 at http://www.itif.org The Military Plays an Important Role in Biofuel Procurement http://www.itif.org/publications/military-plays-important-role-biofuel-procurement <div> </div> <div> Potential budgetary ban on advanced alternative fuels would harm the innovation process. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/military-plays-important-role-biofuel-procurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/military-plays-important-role-biofuel-procurement#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 31 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3130 at http://www.itif.org Time to Turn NNMI from Concept to Reality http://www.itif.org/publications/time-turn-nnmi-concept-reality <div> </div> <div> The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation has support on both sides of the aisle and should become a reality. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-turn-nnmi-concept-reality#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 31 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3134 at http://www.itif.org What is the Role of Energy Innovation in Delivering a Secure, Affordable Low Carbon Economy? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-role-energy-innovation-delivering-secure-affordable-low-carbon-economy <div> </div> <div> Global clean energy policymakers need to make innovation a fundamental building block of clean energy policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-role-energy-innovation-delivering-secure-affordable-low-carbon-economy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 30 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3126 at http://www.itif.org China’s Systemic Counterfeiting and IP Theft Undermine U.S. Economic and National Security http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-systemic-counterfeiting-and-ip-theft-undermine-us-economic-and-national-securit <div> </div> <div> China’s counterfeit products hurt the U.S. and have the potential to comprise mission-critical defense systems. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-systemic-counterfeiting-and-ip-theft-undermine-us-economic-and-national-securit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-systemic-counterfeiting-and-ip-theft-undermine-us-economic-and-national-securit#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 29 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3123 at http://www.itif.org We Need More than a “Good Samaritan” Law for Cybersecurity Information Sharing http://www.itif.org/publications/we-need-more-%E2%80%9Cgood-samaritan%E2%80%9D-law-cybersecurity-information-sharing <div> </div> <div> Understanding the facts on sharing information is critical as Congress gets down to business on cybersecurity legislation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/we-need-more-%E2%80%9Cgood-samaritan%E2%80%9D-law-cybersecurity-information-sharing#comments Cybersecurity Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 26 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3116 at http://www.itif.org Bridges: Technology, Automation, and Innovation Create, Not Destroy, Jobs http://www.itif.org/publications/bridges-technology-automation-and-innovation-create-not-destroy-jobs <div> </div> <div> Many in Washington fail to recognize that while technology, automation, and innovation do indeed destroy some jobs in the short term, they generate far more jobs, especially over the medium to long term. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/bridges-technology-automation-and-innovation-create-not-destroy-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/bridges-technology-automation-and-innovation-create-not-destroy-jobs#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 25 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3122 at http://www.itif.org The European War on Cookies http://www.itif.org/publications/european-war-cookies <div> </div> <div> The EU-mandated &quot;Cookie Law&quot; risks putting unnecessary burdens on website owners. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/european-war-cookies#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3115 at http://www.itif.org Startup Act 2.0 Even Better Than 1.0 http://www.itif.org/publications/startup-act-20-even-better-10 <div> </div> <div> New bipartisan legislation could help foster clean energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/startup-act-20-even-better-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/startup-act-20-even-better-10#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3113 at http://www.itif.org Public Investments Spurring Breakthroughs in Power Electronics http://www.itif.org/publications/public-investments-spurring-breakthroughs-power-electronics <div> </div> <div> The use of power electronics is extensively involved in the clean tech industry. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/public-investments-spurring-breakthroughs-power-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-investments-spurring-breakthroughs-power-electronics#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3114 at http://www.itif.org Laid-Back Higher Ed http://www.itif.org/publications/laid-back-higher-ed <div> </div> <div> Congress should require disclosure of National Survey of Student Engagement Scores. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/laid-back-higher-ed#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3112 at http://www.itif.org The Importance of Absentee Voting for Accessible Elections http://www.itif.org/publications/importance-absentee-voting-accessible-elections <div> </div> <div> A new report highlights the importance of absentee voting for voters with disabilities. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/importance-absentee-voting-accessible-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/importance-absentee-voting-accessible-elections#comments Accessibility E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 21 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3111 at http://www.itif.org Comcast Raises Invisible Data Cap http://www.itif.org/publications/comcast-raises-invisible-data-cap <div> </div> <div> Comcast has raised the consumption cap on its residential broadband service plans from 250 GB per month to 300. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/comcast-raises-invisible-data-cap#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 18 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3100 at http://www.itif.org DOC China Solar Tariff Ruling Will Boost Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/doc-china-solar-tariff-ruling-will-boost-innovation <div> </div> <div> We must level the playing field with China and allow technological progress and innovation to lower costs and grow the Solar PV industry. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/doc-china-solar-tariff-ruling-will-boost-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/doc-china-solar-tariff-ruling-will-boost-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 18 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3104 at http://www.itif.org Improved Metrics Should be Primary Goal of FISMA Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/improved-metrics-should-be-primary-goal-fisma-reform <div> </div> <div> Congress should modify FISMA to require federal agencies to use continuously-monitored, performance-based security metrics. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/improved-metrics-should-be-primary-goal-fisma-reform#comments Cybersecurity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 16 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3096 at http://www.itif.org Trading Myths http://www.itif.org/publications/trading-myths <div> </div> <div> &quot;Trading Myths&quot; report risk bringing people to the wrong conclusion on the state of American manufacturing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/trading-myths#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 16 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3101 at http://www.itif.org Army’s Green Warrior Convoy Emphasizes DOD’s Role in Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/army-s-green-warrior-convoy-emphasizes-dod-s-role-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> As the military branches’ roles in advanced energy research and development grow in significance, it is important to keep track of the funding allocated to clean technology development. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/army-s-green-warrior-convoy-emphasizes-dod-s-role-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/army-s-green-warrior-convoy-emphasizes-dod-s-role-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 15 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3105 at http://www.itif.org Internet or Else, Peasants! http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-or-else-peasants <div> </div> <div> The New York Times&#039; Eduardo Porter mangled the net neutrality issue in a recent column about Netflix. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-or-else-peasants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-or-else-peasants#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3089 at http://www.itif.org Clean Tech Headed for Stagnation http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-tech-headed-stagnation <div> </div> <div> It’s not too late to avert both short-term clean tech bust and long-term energy innovation stagnation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-tech-headed-stagnation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-tech-headed-stagnation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3090 at http://www.itif.org Arun Majumdar Made ARPA-E an Energy Innovation Leader http://www.itif.org/publications/arun-majumdar-made-arpa-e-energy-innovation-leader <div> </div> <div> ARPA-E’s departing director had a strong impact on the national energy innovation ecosystem. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/arun-majumdar-made-arpa-e-energy-innovation-leader#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3092 at http://www.itif.org DOE Budget Justification Gone Awry http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-budget-justification-gone-awry <div> </div> <div> The construction of the FY2013 DOE budget request poses major challenges. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-budget-justification-gone-awry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-budget-justification-gone-awry#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3093 at http://www.itif.org Getting to Cost-Competitive Solar Energy http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-cost-competitive-solar-energy <div> </div> <div> Cost-competitive – without subsidies – solar energy will take a mix of innovation policies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-cost-competitive-solar-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-cost-competitive-solar-energy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3087 at http://www.itif.org Crowded Spectrum http://www.itif.org/publications/crowded-spectrum <div> </div> <div> Article in &quot;The Salt Lake Tribune&quot; misunderstands the spectrum crunch. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/crowded-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/crowded-spectrum#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 04 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3078 at http://www.itif.org Italy Attempts to Move Beyond Boom and Bust http://www.itif.org/publications/italy-attempts-move-beyond-boom-and-bust <div> </div> <div> Recent policy decisions by the Italian government are promising signs of energy innovation </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/italy-attempts-move-beyond-boom-and-bust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/italy-attempts-move-beyond-boom-and-bust#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 04 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3080 at http://www.itif.org We’ll All Float on OK! http://www.itif.org/publications/we-ll-all-float-ok <div> </div> <div> U.S.-UK collaboration on floating wind turbine technology development has great promise. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/we-ll-all-float-ok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/we-ll-all-float-ok#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 02 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3069 at http://www.itif.org Senate Appropriations Bill for Energy and Water FY2013 Finds Approval http://www.itif.org/publications/senate-appropriations-bill-energy-and-water-fy2013-finds-approval <div> </div> <div> Compared to other budget proposals, the Senate bill provides significant support for clean energy innovation priorities, leaving clean tech advocates thinking it could be worse. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/senate-appropriations-bill-energy-and-water-fy2013-finds-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/senate-appropriations-bill-energy-and-water-fy2013-finds-approval#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 27 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3060 at http://www.itif.org Lithium-Air Battery R&D Moves Forward http://www.itif.org/publications/lithium-air-battery-rd-moves-forward <div> </div> <div> The work of IBM and others highlights promising progress on key clean technology. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/lithium-air-battery-rd-moves-forward#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3058 at http://www.itif.org Stick to the Mail: Postal Reform Means Radical Cost Cutting, Not “Product Innovation” http://www.itif.org/publications/stick-mail-postal-reform-means-radical-cost-cutting-not-%E2%80%9Cproduct-innovation%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> Saving the postal service doesn&#039;t mean USPS providing email, it means radical cost cutting, like 3-day a week delivery. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/stick-mail-postal-reform-means-radical-cost-cutting-not-%E2%80%9Cproduct-innovation%E2%80%9D#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3048 at http://www.itif.org Spectrum News That’s Fit to Print and More http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-news-s-fit-print-and-more <div> </div> <div> An article that appeared on the day of the House hearing on spectrum distorted the discussion. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-news-s-fit-print-and-more#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3051 at http://www.itif.org Potential Impacts of ‘Pathway to Prosperity’ on Clean Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/potential-impacts-pathway-prosperity-clean-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> There is a risk of serious limitations being put on clean energy with recent legislation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/potential-impacts-pathway-prosperity-clean-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/potential-impacts-pathway-prosperity-clean-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3045 at http://www.itif.org Moving from ‘Boom and Bust’ to ‘Reform and Innovation’ http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-boom-and-bust-reform-and-innovation <div> </div> <div> Examining the current climate for clean tech and why it&#039;s not enough. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-boom-and-bust-reform-and-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/moving-boom-and-bust-reform-and-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3036 at http://www.itif.org Greenpeace Misses the Forest for the Trees http://www.itif.org/publications/greenpeace-misses-forest-trees <div> </div> <div> A new Greenpeace report overlooks key clean energy issues. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/greenpeace-misses-forest-trees#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3038 at http://www.itif.org Navy Investments in Biofuels Make Sense http://www.itif.org/publications/navy-investments-biofuels-make-sense <div> </div> <div> Navy biofuel investments can increase military capability and drive energy innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/navy-investments-biofuels-make-sense#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3031 at http://www.itif.org Create a Virtual Panopticon to Cut Wasteful Government Spending http://www.itif.org/publications/create-virtual-panopticon-cut-wasteful-government-spending <div> </div> <div> With technology we may be able to increase transparency and ensure that federal funds are used appropriately. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/create-virtual-panopticon-cut-wasteful-government-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/create-virtual-panopticon-cut-wasteful-government-spending#comments E-Government Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3032 at http://www.itif.org Why is This so Complicated? Yes, Virginia. We do Need a National Manufacturing Strategy. http://www.itif.org/publications/why-so-complicated-yes-virginia-we-do-need-national-manufacturing-strategy <div> </div> <div> Why are so many still convinced a national manufacturing strategy is not important to U.S. competitiveness? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-so-complicated-yes-virginia-we-do-need-national-manufacturing-strategy#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3028 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation is Not a Partisan Issue http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-not-partisan-issue <div> </div> <div> Ohio Governor John Kasich’s recent comments help illustrate a key ITIF point. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-not-partisan-issue#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3021 at http://www.itif.org What Should America Do About China? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-should-america-do-about-china <div> </div> <div> The time is right for the U.S. to get tough and support the expansion of rules-based trade. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-should-america-do-about-china#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3010 at http://www.itif.org What Should the U.S. Do About Chinese Solar? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-should-us-do-about-chinese-solar <div> </div> <div> Cheap Chinese solar exports post more than just a competitiveness problem for the United States, as China’s green mercantilist policies pose a significant barrier to clean energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/what-should-us-do-about-chinese-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-should-us-do-about-chinese-solar#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3013 at http://www.itif.org Byte Counting, Part Two http://www.itif.org/publications/byte-counting-part-two <div> </div> <div> The debate on Comcast/Xbox heads in an unproductive direction. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/byte-counting-part-two#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3015 at http://www.itif.org Lessons from Foreign Countries on How U.S. States Can Spur Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-foreign-countries-how-us-states-can-spur-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> The U.S. can learn from other countries to make manufacturing more competitive. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-foreign-countries-how-us-states-can-spur-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-foreign-countries-how-us-states-can-spur-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3026 at http://www.itif.org Apostles of Decline Denial: America Cannot be in Decline Because we Haven’t Declined Before http://www.itif.org/publications/apostles-decline-denial-america-cannot-be-decline-because-we-haven-t-declined <div> </div> <div> Americans need to face the reality of decline if we do not increase our global competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/apostles-decline-denial-america-cannot-be-decline-because-we-haven-t-declined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/apostles-decline-denial-america-cannot-be-decline-because-we-haven-t-declined#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 08 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3012 at http://www.itif.org The 700 MHz Device Subsidy Plan http://www.itif.org/publications/700-mhz-device-subsidy-plan <div> </div> <div> How will the FCC mandate affect the roll-out of 5G and 6G services? </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/700-mhz-device-subsidy-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/700-mhz-device-subsidy-plan#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 06 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3011 at http://www.itif.org Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/revitalizing-us-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> Overview of the comprehensive strategy for revitalizing U.S. manufacturing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/revitalizing-us-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 05 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3006 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing is Innovative Too! http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-innovative-too <div> </div> <div> Why U.S. manufacturing is important for global competitiveness, the economy, and innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-innovative-too#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 05 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3005 at http://www.itif.org U.S.-China CERC Provides Hope for Future Collaboration http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-cerc-provides-hope-future-collaboration <div> </div> <div> CERC is an indication China and the U.S. can move to a positive clean energy relationship. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-cerc-provides-hope-future-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-cerc-provides-hope-future-collaboration#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3001 at http://www.itif.org Ending the Piracy Subsidy http://www.itif.org/publications/ending-piracy-subsidy <div> </div> <div> The U.S. must resolve to stopping rampant innovation mercantilism in several sectors. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ending-piracy-subsidy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ending-piracy-subsidy#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 3004 at http://www.itif.org A Solution in Search of a Problem http://www.itif.org/publications/solution-search-problem <div> </div> <div> An examination of the manufactured controversy over Xbox 360. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/solution-search-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/solution-search-problem#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 02 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2996 at http://www.itif.org The FTC Report on Consumer Privacy Misses the Mark http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-report-consumer-privacy-misses-mark <div> </div> <div> The new FTC report on consumer privacy is a comprehensive discussion but sides with privacy advocates at the expense of innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-report-consumer-privacy-misses-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ftc-report-consumer-privacy-misses-mark#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 02 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2991 at http://www.itif.org Denmark Strides Towards Independence from Fossil Fuels http://www.itif.org/publications/denmark-strides-towards-independence-fossil-fuels <div> </div> <div> Energy innovation plays an outsize role in Denmark’s goal to be completely powered by renewable energy by 2050. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/denmark-strides-towards-independence-fossil-fuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/denmark-strides-towards-independence-fossil-fuels#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 02 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2992 at http://www.itif.org April Fool: U.S. to Have Highest Statutory Corporate Tax Rate http://www.itif.org/publications/april-fool-us-have-highest-statutory-corporate-tax-rate <div> </div> <div> To remain competitive, the U.S. needs to cut its corporate tax rate as many nations have already done. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/april-fool-us-have-highest-statutory-corporate-tax-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/april-fool-us-have-highest-statutory-corporate-tax-rate#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2988 at http://www.itif.org My Free Unauthorized Use, Trespass, Conversion and Misappropriation Summer Vacation: Don’t Worry It’s Not Stealing http://www.itif.org/publications/my-free-unauthorized-use-trespass-conversion-and-misappropriation-summer-vacation-don%E2%80%99t <div> </div> <div> We should not be blase about copyright infringement, if we can steal that, why not consider taking other non-tangibles. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/my-free-unauthorized-use-trespass-conversion-and-misappropriation-summer-vacation-don%E2%80%99t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/my-free-unauthorized-use-trespass-conversion-and-misappropriation-summer-vacation-don%E2%80%99t#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2984 at http://www.itif.org DNS Integrity in the Real World http://www.itif.org/publications/dns-integrity-real-world <div> </div> <div> An episode with DNS Changing botnet exposes the flaws in recent tech policy debates. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/dns-integrity-real-world#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2985 at http://www.itif.org Rebuild America Act Advances Range of Critical Policies to Revitalize U.S. Manufacturing http://www.itif.org/publications/rebuild-america-act-advances-range-critical-policies-revitalize-us-manufacturing <div> </div> <div> Overall, the Rebuild America Act proposes action to restore American manufacturing and assist with job creation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/rebuild-america-act-advances-range-critical-policies-revitalize-us-manufacturing#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2986 at http://www.itif.org Freeing Federal Spectrum http://www.itif.org/publications/freeing-federal-spectrum <div> </div> <div> Civilian agencies are generally working in the right spirit toward the national goal on spectrum rights. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/freeing-federal-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/freeing-federal-spectrum#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2983 at http://www.itif.org Fears of Economy-Wide Labor Shortages Are Completely Groundless http://www.itif.org/publications/fears-economy-wide-labor-shortages-are-completely-groundless <div> </div> <div> When looked at from an innovation economics perspective, it is clear that a worker shortage is not only not likely it’s simply impossible. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/fears-economy-wide-labor-shortages-are-completely-groundless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/fears-economy-wide-labor-shortages-are-completely-groundless#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 23 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2971 at http://www.itif.org Proposed Privacy Law for Employers Using Facebook a Step in the Right Direction http://www.itif.org/publications/proposed-privacy-law-employers-using-facebook-step-right-direction <div> </div> <div> Policymakers should pursue policies that give consumer’s clear protection without imposing unnecessary costs or restrictions on the Internet economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/proposed-privacy-law-employers-using-facebook-step-right-direction#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 22 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2968 at http://www.itif.org A Story About Energy Innovation Policy: Envia Systems http://www.itif.org/publications/story-about-energy-innovation-policy-envia-systems <div> </div> <div> Recent study of Envia makes a compelling case study on how to make clean energy cheap and globally viable. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/story-about-energy-innovation-policy-envia-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/story-about-energy-innovation-policy-envia-systems#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 22 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2966 at http://www.itif.org Spectrum Policy Collides with Competition Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-policy-collides-competition-policy <div> </div> <div> The Senate Subcommittee hearing on Verizon raises the issues present in spectrum policy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-policy-collides-competition-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-policy-collides-competition-policy#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 22 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2967 at http://www.itif.org The Startup Act Has Promising Implications for Clean Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/startup-act-has-promising-implications-clean-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> Bipartisan legislation provisions on high-skill immigration reform and research commercialization assistance have merit. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/startup-act-has-promising-implications-clean-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/startup-act-has-promising-implications-clean-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2959 at http://www.itif.org How the Government Built Silicon Valley http://www.itif.org/publications/how-government-built-silicon-valley <div> </div> <div> The idea that all we need is a few hearty innovators with a few wealthy philanthropists supporting their work is not a recipe for progress. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-government-built-silicon-valley#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2945 at http://www.itif.org FCC Recognizes the Importance of Receivers http://www.itif.org/publications/fcc-recognizes-importance-receivers <div> </div> <div> Recent FCC workshops are recognizing the important role of receivers. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/fcc-recognizes-importance-receivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/fcc-recognizes-importance-receivers#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2947 at http://www.itif.org Boosting Exports, Jobs, and Economic Growth Through the ITA http://www.itif.org/publications/boosting-exports-jobs-and-economic-growth-through-ita <div> </div> <div> Expanding the ITA would be greatly beneficial to the U.S. in terms of economic and export expansion. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/boosting-exports-jobs-and-economic-growth-through-ita#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 14 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2943 at http://www.itif.org Need Energy Innovation Strategy, Not just Deployment http://www.itif.org/publications/need-energy-innovation-strategy-not-just-deployment <div> </div> <div> We need to reallocate and reorient our limited energy policy investments, not just add more of the same. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/need-energy-innovation-strategy-not-just-deployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/need-energy-innovation-strategy-not-just-deployment#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2939 at http://www.itif.org A Note to Joe Romm and Tom Friedman http://www.itif.org/publications/note-joe-romm-and-tom-friedman <div> </div> <div> Energy policy should reflect need for aggressive RD&amp;D investments to drive clean technology cost reductions not reliant on government subsidies or mandates. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/note-joe-romm-and-tom-friedman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/note-joe-romm-and-tom-friedman#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2931 at http://www.itif.org Confronting the Gordian Knot http://www.itif.org/publications/confronting-gordian-knot <div> </div> <div> Restrictive regulations have negatvie effects on applied plant science and major R&amp;D facilities of European agrochemical companies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/confronting-gordian-knot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/confronting-gordian-knot#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2932 at http://www.itif.org True Innovation Alive and Well in the Clean Energy Space http://www.itif.org/publications/true-innovation-alive-and-well-clean-energy-space <div> </div> <div> ARPA-E carries the innovation mantle of Bell Labs in the clean energy space. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/true-innovation-alive-and-well-clean-energy-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/true-innovation-alive-and-well-clean-energy-space#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2926 at http://www.itif.org Tracking Public Clean Energy Innovation Investments: DOI’s New Energy Frontier http://www.itif.org/publications/tracking-public-clean-energy-innovation-investments-doi-s-new-energy-frontier <div> </div> <div> DOI has significant potential to be a major source of support for the deployment of clean energy technologies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/tracking-public-clean-energy-innovation-investments-doi-s-new-energy-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/tracking-public-clean-energy-innovation-investments-doi-s-new-energy-frontier#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 06 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2924 at http://www.itif.org Natural Gas is a Climate Non-Starter, Still an Energy Innovation Policy Model http://www.itif.org/publications/natural-gas-climate-non-starter-still-energy-innovation-policy-model <div> </div> <div> Summary and review of the recent study by Caldeira and Myhrvold exposes the realities of natural gas in our current climate situation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/natural-gas-climate-non-starter-still-energy-innovation-policy-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/natural-gas-climate-non-starter-still-energy-innovation-policy-model#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 05 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2912 at http://www.itif.org Myhrvold: We Need to Invent New Energy Technologies http://www.itif.org/publications/myhrvold-we-need-invent-new-energy-technologies <div> </div> <div> Like ITIF has stressed, Myhrvold’s new study concludes it’s going to be a difficult task to reduce global temperatures from the fossil-fuel driven trajectory it’s on now. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/myhrvold-we-need-invent-new-energy-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/myhrvold-we-need-invent-new-energy-technologies#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 05 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2917 at http://www.itif.org The Google Doomsday Sayer Charlatans http://www.itif.org/publications/google-doomsday-sayer-charlatans <div> </div> <div> Privacy advocates are panicking over the latest Google reports when there is no evidence to support this claim. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/google-doomsday-sayer-charlatans#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 02 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2907 at http://www.itif.org My New Book Title: “Eh, the Future Will Be Okay” http://www.itif.org/publications/my-new-book-title-%E2%80%9Ceh-future-will-be-okay%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> Reflections on the real state of the global innovation race. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/my-new-book-title-%E2%80%9Ceh-future-will-be-okay%E2%80%9D#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2900 at http://www.itif.org Refuting David Frum http://www.itif.org/publications/refuting-david-frum <div> </div> <div> David Frum disregards the potential of clean energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/refuting-david-frum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/refuting-david-frum#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2887 at http://www.itif.org Relieving the LTE Spectrum Crunch http://www.itif.org/publications/relieving-lte-spectrum-crunch <div> </div> <div> It’s unacceptable for the FCC to allow 122 spectrum licenses to go to waste when U.S. cities are already spectrum-limited. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/relieving-lte-spectrum-crunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/relieving-lte-spectrum-crunch#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2875 at http://www.itif.org Taking Clean Energy to the Next Level http://www.itif.org/publications/taking-clean-energy-next-level <div> </div> <div> To take the clean economy to the next level, we need our policy focus to be on innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/taking-clean-energy-next-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/taking-clean-energy-next-level#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2869 at http://www.itif.org Latest Privacy Kerfuffle Shows Limits of Proposed Privacy Legislation http://www.itif.org/publications/latest-privacy-kerfuffle-shows-limits-proposed-privacy-legislation <div> </div> <div> Debate over use of third-party cookies shows limits of proposed privacy legislation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/latest-privacy-kerfuffle-shows-limits-proposed-privacy-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/latest-privacy-kerfuffle-shows-limits-proposed-privacy-legislation#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2870 at http://www.itif.org Enough with the Politeness: China’s “Innovation Mercantilism” Threatens the World Economy, and Washington Needs to Speak Up http://www.itif.org/publications/enough-politeness-china-s-innovation-mercantilism-threatens-world-economy-and-washingto <div> </div> <div> U.S. needs to take more action domestically and internationally to contain Chinese trade practices that could harm the global trading system. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/enough-politeness-china-s-innovation-mercantilism-threatens-world-economy-and-washingto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/enough-politeness-china-s-innovation-mercantilism-threatens-world-economy-and-washingto#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 17 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2858 at http://www.itif.org Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Congress: The Smart Energy Act of 2012 http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-innovation-policy-congress-smart-energy-act-2012 <div> </div> <div> The next ten and half months hold little promise of Congress producing a coherent national clean energy strategy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-innovation-policy-congress-smart-energy-act-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-innovation-policy-congress-smart-energy-act-2012#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2856 at http://www.itif.org First Look: Energy Innovation Investments in President's FY2013 Budget Request http://www.itif.org/publications/first-look-energy-innovation-investments-presidents-fy2013-budget-request <div> </div> <div> The FY2013 proposal would increase top-line investments in key DOE energy innovation-related offices. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/first-look-energy-innovation-investments-presidents-fy2013-budget-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/first-look-energy-innovation-investments-presidents-fy2013-budget-request#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2847 at http://www.itif.org Our Manufacturers Need a U.S. Competitiveness Strategy, Not Special Treatment http://www.itif.org/publications/our-manufacturers-need-us-competitiveness-strategy-not-special-treatment <div> </div> <div> ITIF takes on Christina Romer’s argument the United States does not need a national manufacturing strategy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/our-manufacturers-need-us-competitiveness-strategy-not-special-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/our-manufacturers-need-us-competitiveness-strategy-not-special-treatment#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2839 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Policy is NOT “Industrial Policy” http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-policy-not-%E2%80%9Cindustrial-policy%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> If we’ve come this far (or low) that a policy to help ALL manufacturers is industrial policy, then essentially neoclassical economists are saying that all policies need to be completely neutral between industries. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-policy-not-%E2%80%9Cindustrial-policy%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/manufacturing-policy-not-%E2%80%9Cindustrial-policy%E2%80%9D#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 03 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2830 at http://www.itif.org Google’s Privacy Dilemma: Damned If They Do; Damned They Don’t http://www.itif.org/publications/google-s-privacy-dilemma-damned-if-they-do-damned-they-don-t <div> </div> <div> Privacy advocates continue to inflate criticism as Google changes its privacy settings. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/google-s-privacy-dilemma-damned-if-they-do-damned-they-don-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/google-s-privacy-dilemma-damned-if-they-do-damned-they-don-t#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2824 at http://www.itif.org Good Speech, Good Ideas, Yet More Needed… http://www.itif.org/publications/good-speech-good-ideas-yet-more-needed%E2%80%A6 <div> </div> <div> ITIF affirmed it praise for the President&#039;s focus on competitiveness but makes the case for more robust R&amp;D, tax, trade and energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/good-speech-good-ideas-yet-more-needed%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/good-speech-good-ideas-yet-more-needed%E2%80%A6#comments Competitiveness Energy & Climate Manufacturing Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2815 at http://www.itif.org Note to Tom Friedman: Technology Creates, Not Destroys, Jobs http://www.itif.org/publications/note-tom-friedman-technology-creates-not-destroys-jobs <div> </div> <div> It&#039;s time for many to stop circulating the myth technology will destroy jobs. Technology actually has the opposite effect on productivity and job growth. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/note-tom-friedman-technology-creates-not-destroys-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/note-tom-friedman-technology-creates-not-destroys-jobs#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2807 at http://www.itif.org The Globalist Debate: A Weaker Dollar Can Help the U.S. Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/globalist-debate-weaker-dollar-can-help-us-economy <div> </div> <div> A weaker dollar could help U.S. manufacturers become more competitive and keep jobs at home. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/globalist-debate-weaker-dollar-can-help-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/globalist-debate-weaker-dollar-can-help-us-economy#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2808 at http://www.itif.org There Be Pirates In These Clouds! http://www.itif.org/publications/there-be-pirates-these-clouds <div> </div> <div> Legitimate third-party file hosting services should create industry-wide best practices to clean up the cyberlocker industry. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/there-be-pirates-these-clouds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/there-be-pirates-these-clouds#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2806 at http://www.itif.org Let the Ex-Im Bank Do its Job Supporting U.S. Exporters http://www.itif.org/publications/let-ex-im-bank-do-its-job-supporting-us-exporters <div> </div> <div> A recent court case and inaction by Congress are putting the U.S. Export-Import Bank in peril just as the U.S. should be looking to enhance competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/let-ex-im-bank-do-its-job-supporting-us-exporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/let-ex-im-bank-do-its-job-supporting-us-exporters#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2799 at http://www.itif.org IT is the Foundation for Better Building http://www.itif.org/publications/it-foundation-better-building <div> </div> <div> IT can help the U.S. construction industry implement better design and revolutionize the process to stay globally competitive. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/it-foundation-better-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/it-foundation-better-building#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 19 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2795 at http://www.itif.org What Role Should the States Play in Boosting the Clean Economy? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-role-should-states-play-boosting-clean-economy <div> </div> <div> A new report on state of clean energy investment funds highlights an under-reported, but potentially important clean energy policy tool. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/what-role-should-states-play-boosting-clean-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-role-should-states-play-boosting-clean-economy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2781 at http://www.itif.org Piracy and Malware: Two Parts of a Single Problem http://www.itif.org/publications/piracy-and-malware-two-parts-single-problem <div> </div> <div> Legislation aimed at rogue foreign sites, while not a complete solution, does at least recognize that IP and malware are connected and the cost of IP-related crime to the U.S. economy and the security of consumers warrants action. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/piracy-and-malware-two-parts-single-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/piracy-and-malware-two-parts-single-problem#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2768 at http://www.itif.org Magical Manufacturing Thinking: Manufacturing NOT the Bright Spot in the U.S. Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/magical-manufacturing-thinking-manufacturing-not-bright-spot-us-economy <div> </div> <div> If America wants a manufacturing rebound, it can’t just hope, wish and pray. It has to act. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/magical-manufacturing-thinking-manufacturing-not-bright-spot-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/magical-manufacturing-thinking-manufacturing-not-bright-spot-us-economy#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 06 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2767 at http://www.itif.org Refusing to Answer for Policy Reasons http://www.itif.org/publications/refusing-answer-policy-reasons <div> </div> <div> Despite problems with the first draft of SOPA, the Manager’s Amendment ensures that the bill doesn’t conflict with Secure DNS. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/refusing-answer-policy-reasons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/refusing-answer-policy-reasons#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 30 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2759 at http://www.itif.org Protecting Americans from Web Scams http://www.itif.org/publications/protecting-americans-web-scams <div> </div> <div> SOPA critics charge that DNS filtering breaks the Internet, but it does no such thing as long as it’s done sensibly. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/protecting-americans-web-scams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/protecting-americans-web-scams#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 30 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2757 at http://www.itif.org 2012 Federal Budget: Omnibus Halts Further Cuts to Energy Innovation Investments http://www.itif.org/publications/2012-federal-budget-omnibus-halts-further-cuts-energy-innovation-investments <div> </div> <div> Recent FY2012 budget deal stabilizes or boosts funding for key office that house energy innovation projects. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/2012-federal-budget-omnibus-halts-further-cuts-energy-innovation-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/2012-federal-budget-omnibus-halts-further-cuts-energy-innovation-investments#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2752 at http://www.itif.org DNS Filtering is an American Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/dns-filtering-american-innovation <div> </div> <div> Is the DNS blacklisting mechanism in PIPA/SOPA bills contrary the spirit of the Internet and American innovation? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/dns-filtering-american-innovation#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2742 at http://www.itif.org Better Ways to Protect Consumer Privacy Than "Do Not Track" http://www.itif.org/publications/better-ways-protect-consumer-privacy-do-not-track <div> </div> <div> &quot;Do Not Track&quot; would disrupt the successful business model which underpins the Internet&#039;s success. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/better-ways-protect-consumer-privacy-do-not-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/better-ways-protect-consumer-privacy-do-not-track#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2730 at http://www.itif.org Antiquated Economic Policies Are Killing Jobs More Than Robots Are http://www.itif.org/publications/antiquated-economic-policies-are-killing-jobs-more-robots-are <div> </div> <div> Technology and machines are the solution, not the cause of our stubbornly-high unemployment rate. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/antiquated-economic-policies-are-killing-jobs-more-robots-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/antiquated-economic-policies-are-killing-jobs-more-robots-are#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 09 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2728 at http://www.itif.org Let’s Shelve the Drivel: Boosting Energy Innovation to Reduce America’s Three Deficits http://www.itif.org/publications/let-s-shelve-drivel-boosting-energy-innovation-reduce-america-s-three-deficits <div> </div> <div> Robert Solow calls for policymakers to focus on energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/let-s-shelve-drivel-boosting-energy-innovation-reduce-america-s-three-deficits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/let-s-shelve-drivel-boosting-energy-innovation-reduce-america-s-three-deficits#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 08 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2726 at http://www.itif.org Live Different: Susan Crawford's Broadband Blinkers http://www.itif.org/publications/live-different-susan-crawfords-broadband-blinkers <div> </div> <div> Mobile broadband enables new forms of network interaction that are boons to shopping, medicine, and education. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/live-different-susan-crawfords-broadband-blinkers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/live-different-susan-crawfords-broadband-blinkers#comments Broadband Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2716 at http://www.itif.org An Endowment for Public Safety Networking http://www.itif.org/publications/endowment-public-safety-networking <div> </div> <div> Latest spectrum bill reverses old consensus auctioning D Block spectrum to fund nation-wide mobile broadband services for public safety. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/endowment-public-safety-networking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/endowment-public-safety-networking#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2706 at http://www.itif.org Oops, Never Mind: BCG Gets it Wrong on U.S. Manufacturing and China http://www.itif.org/publications/oops-never-mind-bcg-gets-it-wrong-us-manufacturing-and-china <div> </div> <div> BCG’s recent report painting a sanguine view of the state of American manufacturing fails to get the facts right. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/oops-never-mind-bcg-gets-it-wrong-us-manufacturing-and-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/oops-never-mind-bcg-gets-it-wrong-us-manufacturing-and-china#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2703 at http://www.itif.org AGREE Act Aptly Named but More Bipartisan Accord Needed on Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/agree-act-aptly-named-more-bipartisan-accord-needed-innovation <div> </div> <div> The AGREE Act provides practical bipartisan actions to encourage innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/agree-act-aptly-named-more-bipartisan-accord-needed-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/agree-act-aptly-named-more-bipartisan-accord-needed-innovation#comments Competitiveness Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2699 at http://www.itif.org Salvaging Durban with Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/salvaging-durban-innovation <div> </div> <div> The only way the world is going to drastically reduce carbon emissions is through innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/salvaging-durban-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/salvaging-durban-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2701 at http://www.itif.org DOD Steps Up Innovation in Installation Energy, Recognizes Limits in Biofuels http://www.itif.org/publications/dod-steps-innovation-installation-energy-recognizes-limits-biofuels <div> </div> <div> A brief update on energy innovation activities within the Department of Defense. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/dod-steps-innovation-installation-energy-recognizes-limits-biofuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/dod-steps-innovation-installation-energy-recognizes-limits-biofuels#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2697 at http://www.itif.org To Deploy or Not to Deploy? http://www.itif.org/publications/deploy-or-not-deploy <div> </div> <div> Rather than debating clean energy innovation versus deployment, we should be finding ways that deployment can serve innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/deploy-or-not-deploy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/deploy-or-not-deploy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2681 at http://www.itif.org Technological Breakthroughs the Key to Our Future Prosperity http://www.itif.org/publications/technological-breakthroughs-key-our-future-prosperity <div> </div> <div> If the next generation of Australians is to enjoy a better life than their parents, Australia needs to push for more technology and innovation, not less. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/technological-breakthroughs-key-our-future-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/technological-breakthroughs-key-our-future-prosperity#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 09 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2680 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Deficit Disorder: A Diagnosis For a Sick Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-deficit-disorder-diagnosis-sick-economy <div> </div> <div> Too many policy elites have urged us not to fret, arguing the United States is still strong in &quot;innovation.&quot; But manufacturing and innovation are linked. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-deficit-disorder-diagnosis-sick-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-deficit-disorder-diagnosis-sick-economy#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 08 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 afearon 2678 at http://www.itif.org Taking on the Three Deficits http://www.itif.org/publications/taking-three-deficits <div> </div> <div> Matthew Stepp discusses how policymakers can reframe the budget debate and address all three deficits through targeted investments and spending cuts. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/taking-three-deficits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/taking-three-deficits#comments Competitiveness Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2672 at http://www.itif.org Playing Politics with the Internet http://www.itif.org/publications/playing-politics-internet <div> </div> <div> The Internet Society is needlessly politicizing the Internet in order to achieve policy goals. This is a dangerous game. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/playing-politics-internet#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2669 at http://www.itif.org America Must Learn from Germany - Before It’s Too Late http://www.itif.org/publications/america-must-learn-germany-it-s-too-late <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson, writing for CNN&#039;s Global Public Square, emphasizes adopting strategies and policies that have worked for Germany to U.S. culture and economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/america-must-learn-germany-it-s-too-late" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-must-learn-germany-it-s-too-late#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 24 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2663 at http://www.itif.org Good Spectrum Lying Dormant http://www.itif.org/publications/good-spectrum-lying-dormant <div> </div> <div> The FCC should be more concerned with modernization and promoting wireless innovation. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/good-spectrum-lying-dormant#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2658 at http://www.itif.org Stick to the Middle East Tom http://www.itif.org/publications/stick-middle-east-tom <div> </div> <div> There are lots of jobs we can get back from China if they stopped manipulating their currency. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/stick-middle-east-tom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/stick-middle-east-tom#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2659 at http://www.itif.org A Word from the Wise is Sufficient http://www.itif.org/publications/word-wise-sufficient <div> </div> <div> America’s most promising young scientists are testament to the crucial role of government R&amp;D funding. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/word-wise-sufficient#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2648 at http://www.itif.org Review: "That Used to Be Us" by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum http://www.itif.org/publications/review-used-be-us-thomas-l-friedman-and-michael-mandelbaum <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson argues new best seller suffers from an inaccurate diagnosis and insufficient cure. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/review-used-be-us-thomas-l-friedman-and-michael-mandelbaum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/review-used-be-us-thomas-l-friedman-and-michael-mandelbaum#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2611 at http://www.itif.org On Making Innovation the Default Energy and Climate Policy Choice http://www.itif.org/publications/making-innovation-default-energy-and-climate-policy-choice <div> </div> <div> The national energy and climate policy debate needs to adopt innovation as the default energy and climate policy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/making-innovation-default-energy-and-climate-policy-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/making-innovation-default-energy-and-climate-policy-choice#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2601 at http://www.itif.org Thomas Friedman’s Quasi-Market Fundamentalism http://www.itif.org/publications/thomas-friedman-s-quasi-market-fundamentalism <div> </div> <div> Thomas Friedman’s ongoing love of carbon prices leaves him with an innovation blind spot. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/thomas-friedman-s-quasi-market-fundamentalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/thomas-friedman-s-quasi-market-fundamentalism#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2591 at http://www.itif.org Policymakers’ Vision Must Be as Big as the Potential of Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-vision-must-be-big-potential-small-and-mid-sized-manufacturers <div> </div> <div> Reflections on the need to revitalize U.S. manufacturing with a coherent national strategy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-vision-must-be-big-potential-small-and-mid-sized-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-vision-must-be-big-potential-small-and-mid-sized-manufacturers#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 14 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2582 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation: If You Don’t Occasionally Fail, You’re Doing It Wrong http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-if-you-don-t-occasionally-fail-you-re-doing-it-wrong <div> </div> <div> The bankruptcy of solar firm Solyndra offers an important lesson about failure in innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-if-you-don-t-occasionally-fail-you-re-doing-it-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-if-you-don-t-occasionally-fail-you-re-doing-it-wrong#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2553 at http://www.itif.org What the President’s Jobs Speech Should Say Tonight (Hint: Restore U.S. Competitiveness) http://www.itif.org/publications/what-president-s-jobs-speech-should-say-tonight-hint-restore-us-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> Restoring robust job growth will require Washington to recognize there is a competitiveness crisis and act accordingly. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/what-president-s-jobs-speech-should-say-tonight-hint-restore-us-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-president-s-jobs-speech-should-say-tonight-hint-restore-us-competitiveness#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2556 at http://www.itif.org A Healthy Dose of Skepticism on NY’s Pharmacy Bill http://www.itif.org/publications/healthy-dose-skepticism-ny-s-pharmacy-bill <div> </div> <div> Legislation pending in New York is designed to protect brick-and-mortar pharmacies at the expense of higher health care costs for consumers. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/healthy-dose-skepticism-ny-s-pharmacy-bill#comments Health IT Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 27 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2521 at http://www.itif.org Green Scissors 2011: A Misguided Proposal for Budget and Environmental Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/green-scissors-2011-misguided-proposal-budget-and-environmental-reform <div> </div> <div> A fundamentally misguided strategy for confronting America’s budgetary and environmental challenges. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/green-scissors-2011-misguided-proposal-budget-and-environmental-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/green-scissors-2011-misguided-proposal-budget-and-environmental-reform#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2522 at http://www.itif.org Should Multinationals Have to Report Jobs in the U.S.? http://www.itif.org/publications/should-multinationals-have-report-jobs-us <div> </div> <div> Antipathy toward multinationals ignores their vital role in our economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/should-multinationals-have-report-jobs-us#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2520 at http://www.itif.org The Main Engineering Problems Used to Be Engineering http://www.itif.org/publications/main-engineering-problems-used-be-engineering <div> </div> <div> The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 will continue to be used by activists to derail innovation in agriculture. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/main-engineering-problems-used-be-engineering#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 22 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2509 at http://www.itif.org Look Beyond the U.S. Market http://www.itif.org/publications/look-beyond-us-market <div> </div> <div> ITIF argues for trade-focused policies to boost domestic competitiveness in the clean economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/look-beyond-us-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/look-beyond-us-market#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2512 at http://www.itif.org Averting the Coming Clean Energy Cliff http://www.itif.org/publications/averting-coming-clean-energy-cliff <div> </div> <div> Why the green economy is headed for a crisis and an energy innovation approach is absolutely necessary. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/averting-coming-clean-energy-cliff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/averting-coming-clean-energy-cliff#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2511 at http://www.itif.org "Breakthrough" Mini-Dialogue http://www.itif.org/publications/breakthrough-mini-dialogue <div> </div> <div> American voters deserve a share of the blame for our budget and debt woes. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/breakthrough-mini-dialogue#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 18 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2503 at http://www.itif.org Bill to Ban Sale of Alcohol through Self-Service Checkout Terminals Cloaked in Falsehood http://www.itif.org/publications/bill-ban-sale-alcohol-through-self-service-checkout-terminals-cloaked-falsehood <div> </div> <div> California&#039;s proposed ban on self-service checkouts will impede innovation not underage drinking. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/bill-ban-sale-alcohol-through-self-service-checkout-terminals-cloaked-falsehood#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 afearon 2510 at http://www.itif.org Measuring American Broadband http://www.itif.org/publications/measuring-american-broadband <div> </div> <div> A new report from the FCC shows that American broadband users are getting what they pay for. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/measuring-american-broadband#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 04 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2491 at http://www.itif.org Australia’s New Energy Regime http://www.itif.org/publications/australia-s-new-energy-regime <div> </div> <div> A look at Australia’s new climate change package, which includes a carbon price and clear investment in innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/australia-s-new-energy-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/australia-s-new-energy-regime#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 01 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2480 at http://www.itif.org Drilling Revenues: A Funding Stream for Energy Innovation? http://www.itif.org/publications/drilling-revenues-funding-stream-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> In a time of austerity, drilling revenues could offer a supplementary source of clean energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/drilling-revenues-funding-stream-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/drilling-revenues-funding-stream-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2473 at http://www.itif.org Why We Need a National Manufacturing Technology Strategy http://www.itif.org/publications/why-we-need-national-manufacturing-technology-strategy <div> </div> <div> The nation&#039;s economic health depends on a federal plan to support the revival of advanced manufacturing. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-we-need-national-manufacturing-technology-strategy#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 27 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2513 at http://www.itif.org What’s Holding Netflix Back? http://www.itif.org/publications/what-s-holding-netflix-back <div> </div> <div> Bandwidth consumption limits lead to fair and equitable sharing of broadband networks and should be endorsed by network regulators. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-s-holding-netflix-back#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 27 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2472 at http://www.itif.org Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Congress: The Battery Innovation Act of 2011 http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-innovation-policy-congress-battery-innovation-act-2011 <div> </div> <div> The Battery Innovation Act of 2011 offers a cohesive and comprehensive approach to battery innovation and clean energy policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/clean-energy-innovation-policy-congress-battery-innovation-act-2011#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2495 at http://www.itif.org PCAST’s Report a Good Start, but Misunderstands Industrial vs. Innovation Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/pcast-s-report-good-start-misunderstands-industrial-vs-innovation-policy <div> </div> <div> PCAST’s June 2011 Advanced Manufacturing Report mischaracterizes industrial policy as compared to innovation policy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/pcast-s-report-good-start-misunderstands-industrial-vs-innovation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/pcast-s-report-good-start-misunderstands-industrial-vs-innovation-policy#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 18 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2445 at http://www.itif.org "Unnatural" Corn/Canola Oil – Dispatches from Behind the Looking Glass… http://www.itif.org/publications/unnatural-corncanola-oil-%E2%80%93-dispatches-behind-looking-glass%E2%80%A6 <div> </div> <div> A recent class action lawsuit against ConAgra for selling biotech derived corn and canola oil as &quot;natural&quot; is not based on scientific fact. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/unnatural-corncanola-oil-%E2%80%93-dispatches-behind-looking-glass%E2%80%A6#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 15 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2441 at http://www.itif.org Dropping the Ball on Energy Innovation: ARPA-E and the 2012 Budget http://www.itif.org/publications/dropping-ball-energy-innovation-arpa-e-and-2012-budget <div> </div> <div> Lack of support for central energy innovation programs in the 2012 budget will harm economic growth and reduce our ability to curb carbon emissions. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/dropping-ball-energy-innovation-arpa-e-and-2012-budget#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2436 at http://www.itif.org Import Money – Export Goods http://www.itif.org/publications/import-money-%E2%80%93-export-goods <div> </div> <div> Job growth could be created with a tax holiday to bring back overseas profits, a manufacturing strategy, and overcoming false hope in the strong dollar. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/import-money-%E2%80%93-export-goods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/import-money-%E2%80%93-export-goods#comments Competitiveness Manufacturing Taxes Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 07 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2431 at http://www.itif.org Parsing Google’s Energy Innovation Report http://www.itif.org/publications/parsing-google-s-energy-innovation-report <div> </div> <div> A new report on energy innovation from Google spotlights the upside of clean energy—so long as we get both the technology and the policy right. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/parsing-google-s-energy-innovation-report#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2422 at http://www.itif.org Lightning in the Cloud: How IT-Based Innovation Will Enable the Smart Grid http://www.itif.org/publications/lightning-cloud-how-it-based-innovation-will-enable-smart-grid <div> </div> <div> In a Microsoft blog, Rob Atkinson outlines the central components of the next-generation smart grid. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/lightning-cloud-how-it-based-innovation-will-enable-smart-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/lightning-cloud-how-it-based-innovation-will-enable-smart-grid#comments Energy & Climate Internet Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2406 at http://www.itif.org Strategies to Reduce Barriers to the Free Flow of Information Online http://www.itif.org/publications/strategies-reduce-barriers-free-flow-information-online <div> </div> <div> The U.S. should work to improve the global free flow of information by reducing barriers, protecting content and improving trust online. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/strategies-reduce-barriers-free-flow-information-online#comments Intellectual Property Internet Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 17 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2402 at http://www.itif.org DOD Puts the Focus on Operational Energy http://www.itif.org/publications/dod-puts-focus-operational-energy <div> </div> <div> The Department of Defense recently unveiled their long-term strategy for efficiency and alternatives in operational energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/dod-puts-focus-operational-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/dod-puts-focus-operational-energy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 17 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2399 at http://www.itif.org Technology and Automation Create, Not Destroy, Jobs http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-and-automation-create-not-destroy-jobs <div> </div> <div> The productivity gains that technology and automation generate ultimately create jobs. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/technology-and-automation-create-not-destroy-jobs#comments Competitiveness Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 15 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2400 at http://www.itif.org Innovation in Energy Technology: Ensuring a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-energy-technology-ensuring-secure-and-sustainable-energy-future <div> </div> <div> Matthew Stepp offers energy innovation perspectives on a Europe-based online forum on environmental policy issues. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-energy-technology-ensuring-secure-and-sustainable-energy-future#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 10 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2389 at http://www.itif.org No Longer A Nameless Face In the Crowd http://www.itif.org/publications/no-longer-nameless-face-crowd <div> </div> <div> Daniel Castro discusses the implications of Facebook&#039;s Tag Suggestions feature, that automates photo tagging using facial recognition. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/no-longer-nameless-face-crowd#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 10 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2391 at http://www.itif.org Consolidating the Multitude of Reports Calling for Boosting U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/consolidating-multitude-reports-calling-boosting-us-manufacturing-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> ITIF consolidates manufacturing reports for easy access by policymakers, executives, and the public. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/consolidating-multitude-reports-calling-boosting-us-manufacturing-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/consolidating-multitude-reports-calling-boosting-us-manufacturing-competitiveness#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 01 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2366 at http://www.itif.org Draft House Appropriations Bill Continues Efforts to Gut Energy Innovation, Leaves Fossil Energy Intact http://www.itif.org/publications/draft-house-appropriations-bill-continues-efforts-gut-energy-innovation-leaves-fossil-e <div> </div> <div> The House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill predictably seeks hefty cuts to the nation’s innovative capacity in clean energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/draft-house-appropriations-bill-continues-efforts-gut-energy-innovation-leaves-fossil-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/draft-house-appropriations-bill-continues-efforts-gut-energy-innovation-leaves-fossil-e#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 01 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2373 at http://www.itif.org Let's Get the Trans-Pacific Partnership Right http://www.itif.org/publications/lets-get-trans-pacific-partnership-right <div> </div> <div> In his Huffington Post blog, Rob Atkinson says the TPP is a chance to stem unfair and illegal trade practices. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/lets-get-trans-pacific-partnership-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/lets-get-trans-pacific-partnership-right#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 26 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2361 at http://www.itif.org Public-Private Clean Energy Innovation at Work: The Massachusetts Wind Technology Testing Center http://www.itif.org/publications/public-private-clean-energy-innovation-work-massachusetts-wind-technology-testing-cente <div> </div> <div> There’s much more to clean energy technology commercialization than subsidies for production. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-private-clean-energy-innovation-work-massachusetts-wind-technology-testing-cente#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2355 at http://www.itif.org Devotees and Detractors: What’s Wrong With the China Innovation Debate http://www.itif.org/publications/devotees-and-detractors-what-s-wrong-china-innovation-debate <div> </div> <div> The U.S. response to Chinese innovation policy will shape U.S. economic prospects for decades to come. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/devotees-and-detractors-what-s-wrong-china-innovation-debate#comments Competitiveness Trade Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2341 at http://www.itif.org Against the Current http://www.itif.org/publications/against-current <div> </div> <div> A response to the debate on whether or not states should mandate labeling for genetically modified foods. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/against-current#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2345 at http://www.itif.org The Growing Demand for Spectrum http://www.itif.org/publications/growing-demand-spectrum <div> </div> <div> It is not realistic to believe that the demands for increased data capacity can be met without allocating the additional spectrum recommended by the National Broadband Plan. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/growing-demand-spectrum#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 14 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2339 at http://www.itif.org Public Sector Clean Energy Innovation at Work: High Efficiency Solar Energy http://www.itif.org/publications/public-sector-clean-energy-innovation-work-high-efficiency-solar-energy <div> </div> <div> Through a DOE funded program, university and industry researchers developed innovative photovoltaic technology that is making solar energy cheaper. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/public-sector-clean-energy-innovation-work-high-efficiency-solar-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-sector-clean-energy-innovation-work-high-efficiency-solar-energy#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 11 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 2329 at http://www.itif.org How To Get the E-Government Wrong: The TSA Case http://www.itif.org/publications/how-get-e-government-wrong-tsa-case <div> </div> <div> Too many government websites remain user-unfriendly and poorly maintained. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-get-e-government-wrong-tsa-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-get-e-government-wrong-tsa-case#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 05 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2310 at http://www.itif.org Greenpeace's Misdiagnosis http://www.itif.org/publications/greenpeaces-misdiagnosis <div> </div> <div> Greenpeace’s recent report criticizing data center energy choices suffers from a fundamental error in logic. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/greenpeaces-misdiagnosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/greenpeaces-misdiagnosis#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 05 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2319 at http://www.itif.org All About the Fundamentals: Three Misconceptions of the Heritage Foundation's Deficit/Energy Proposal http://www.itif.org/publications/all-about-fundamentals-three-misconceptions-heritage-foundations-deficitenergy-proposal <div> </div> <div> A response to the Heritage Foundation&#039;s proposal to dismantle the Department of Energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/all-about-fundamentals-three-misconceptions-heritage-foundations-deficitenergy-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/all-about-fundamentals-three-misconceptions-heritage-foundations-deficitenergy-proposal#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2314 at http://www.itif.org Do Not Track for Doctors vs. Do Not Track for Consumers http://www.itif.org/publications/do-not-track-doctors-vs-do-not-track-consumers <div> </div> <div> How does the recent Supreme Court case on medical privacy relate to the online privacy debate? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/do-not-track-doctors-vs-do-not-track-consumers#comments Health IT Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 02 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2304 at http://www.itif.org Esty and Porter's Call for a Carbon Tax Misses Badly http://www.itif.org/publications/esty-and-porters-call-carbon-tax-misses-badly <div> </div> <div> Daniel Esty and Michael Porter wildly overstate the innovative effectiveness of a carbon tax in &quot;The New York Times.&quot; </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/esty-and-porters-call-carbon-tax-misses-badly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/esty-and-porters-call-carbon-tax-misses-badly#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 29 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2298 at http://www.itif.org Will Yesterday’s Announcement Satisfy the Radical Fringe? http://www.itif.org/publications/will-yesterday-s-announcement-satisfy-radical-fringe <div> </div> <div> Extremists rarely let facts and reason interfere with their beliefs. Even with new evidence, doubters will continue to make outrageous claims that distract from serious answers to real challenges. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/will-yesterday-s-announcement-satisfy-radical-fringe#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 28 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2294 at http://www.itif.org An Anti-Innovation Strategy: The Heritage Foundation's Deficit Reduction and Energy Proposal http://www.itif.org/publications/anti-innovation-strategy-heritage-foundations-deficit-reduction-and-energy-proposal <div> </div> <div> The proposal includes numerous inconsistencies and inaccuracies. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/anti-innovation-strategy-heritage-foundations-deficit-reduction-and-energy-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/anti-innovation-strategy-heritage-foundations-deficit-reduction-and-energy-proposal#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2289 at http://www.itif.org Takeaways from Apple’s Location Data Privacy Incident http://www.itif.org/publications/takeaways-apple-s-location-data-privacy-incident <div> </div> <div> Distortions and overreactions obscure key facts about the privacy of mobile location data in the latest incident with Apple. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/takeaways-apple-s-location-data-privacy-incident#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2287 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E’s (Semi) New Lease on Life http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-semi-new-lease-life <div> </div> <div> ARPA-E has received a limited reprieve from its budget woes, but even that will likely be temporary. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-semi-new-lease-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-s-semi-new-lease-life#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 21 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2279 at http://www.itif.org Calls to Boost U.S. Manufacturing Do Not Ignore the Gains Still to Be Made from Services http://www.itif.org/publications/calls-boost-us-manufacturing-do-not-ignore-gains-still-be-made-services <div> </div> <div> The contention that calls to boost manufacturing ignore the gains still to be made from services is flat wrong. The United States needs both. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/calls-boost-us-manufacturing-do-not-ignore-gains-still-be-made-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/calls-boost-us-manufacturing-do-not-ignore-gains-still-be-made-services#comments Manufacturing Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2274 at http://www.itif.org Public Sector Clean Energy Innovation at Work: Thin-Film Solar http://www.itif.org/publications/public-sector-clean-energy-innovation-work-thin-film-solar <div> </div> <div> Public sector energy investment leads to breakthrough in solar technology and boost to the economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/public-sector-clean-energy-innovation-work-thin-film-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/public-sector-clean-energy-innovation-work-thin-film-solar#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 13 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2258 at http://www.itif.org DOE Gearing Up for Quadrennial Technology Review http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-gearing-quadrennial-technology-review <div> </div> <div> The Department of Energy is moving forward with an overarching review that could lead to greater coherence and coordination in clean energy innovation policy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-gearing-quadrennial-technology-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/doe-gearing-quadrennial-technology-review#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 08 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2257 at http://www.itif.org Financing Innovation with a Carbon Tax http://www.itif.org/publications/financing-innovation-carbon-tax <div> </div> <div> An argument for a carbon tax that would recycle revenue back into the pro-growth and pro-innovation activities. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/financing-innovation-carbon-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/financing-innovation-carbon-tax#comments Energy & Climate Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2244 at http://www.itif.org Three Energy Assumptions the FY2012 Budget Resolution Gets Wrong http://www.itif.org/publications/three-energy-assumptions-fy2012-budget-resolution-gets-wrong <div> </div> <div> In calling for deep cuts to energy innovation, the proposed FY 2012 budget resolution misses what makes smart investment. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/three-energy-assumptions-fy2012-budget-resolution-gets-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/three-energy-assumptions-fy2012-budget-resolution-gets-wrong#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 05 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2246 at http://www.itif.org UnCommon Sense about Corporate Taxes http://www.itif.org/publications/uncommon-sense-about-corporate-taxes <div> </div> <div> We need a rational debate on how to design tax policies to spur innovation, global competitiveness and growth. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/uncommon-sense-about-corporate-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/uncommon-sense-about-corporate-taxes#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 04 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2243 at http://www.itif.org Induced Innovation and Carbon Pricing http://www.itif.org/publications/induced-innovation-and-carbon-pricing <div> </div> <div> Most analysts who see the carbon price as a be-all, end-all climate and energy solution are dramatically overstating the ability of market signals to draw forth major innovations. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/induced-innovation-and-carbon-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/induced-innovation-and-carbon-pricing#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 30 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2230 at http://www.itif.org Spectrum: The Capital that Drives Wireless Competition http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-capital-drives-wireless-competition <div> </div> <div> The proposed merger of AT&amp;T with T-Mobile highlights the fact that continued mobile competition depends on the release of more spectrum. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-capital-drives-wireless-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/spectrum-capital-drives-wireless-competition#comments Wireless Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 28 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2227 at http://www.itif.org 33 Bits of Nonsense http://www.itif.org/publications/33-bits-nonsense <div> </div> <div> The use of anonymous data sets is useful for both research and business and an integral part of our information economy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/33-bits-nonsense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/33-bits-nonsense#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2220 at http://www.itif.org How Global Foreign Aid Supports China’s Clean Tech Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/publications/how-global-foreign-aid-supports-china-s-clean-tech-mercantilism <div> </div> <div> While developed countries and global institutions provide China billions in foreign aid, China refuses to open its markets to foreign clean energy products. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-global-foreign-aid-supports-china-s-clean-tech-mercantilism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-global-foreign-aid-supports-china-s-clean-tech-mercantilism#comments Developing Economies Energy & Climate Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2224 at http://www.itif.org When a Fish is More Than a Fish http://www.itif.org/publications/when-fish-more-fish <div> </div> <div> Biotechnology has the potential to drastically reduce food prices. But opponents rely on ideology, not science, to restrict agriculture innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/when-fish-more-fish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/when-fish-more-fish#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2222 at http://www.itif.org The Anti-Choice Privacy Fundamentalists http://www.itif.org/publications/anti-choice-privacy-fundamentalists <div> </div> <div> For some privacy advocates “opt-in” is not enough. They do not want to give users choice; they want to make the choice for users. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/anti-choice-privacy-fundamentalists#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 19 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2204 at http://www.itif.org AT&T Embraces Internet TV http://www.itif.org/publications/att-embraces-internet-tv <div> </div> <div> AT&amp;T’s broadband usage cap will not stifle the rise of Internet TV. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/att-embraces-internet-tv#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 15 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2207 at http://www.itif.org Nuclear Crisis in Japan: A Time for Discussion Not Knee-Jerk Reaction http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-crisis-japan-time-discussion-not-knee-jerk-reaction <div> </div> <div> In response the nuclear crisis in Japan, U.S. policymakers should take a forward looking, long-view approach to nuclear energy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-crisis-japan-time-discussion-not-knee-jerk-reaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-crisis-japan-time-discussion-not-knee-jerk-reaction#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2203 at http://www.itif.org A Roadmap for America's Energy Future? Hardly http://www.itif.org/publications/roadmap-americas-energy-future-hardly <div> </div> <div> A new proposal in the House is advertised as a “comprehensive&quot; energy plan, but would really just drive fossil fuel use with little investment in energy innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/roadmap-americas-energy-future-hardly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/roadmap-americas-energy-future-hardly#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2193 at http://www.itif.org Fat Pipe Dreams in North Carolina. http://www.itif.org/publications/fat-pipe-dreams-north-carolina <div> </div> <div> The fight over public broadband in North Carolina reveals the need for public-private collaboration to bring first-class Internet service to rural areas. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/fat-pipe-dreams-north-carolina#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2197 at http://www.itif.org A Chinese Restaurant Menu Instead of Bumper Stickers http://www.itif.org/publications/chinese-restaurant-menu-instead-bumper-stickers <div> </div> <div> Liberals and conservatives both have good ideas that need to be put into action to restore U.S. competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/chinese-restaurant-menu-instead-bumper-stickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/chinese-restaurant-menu-instead-bumper-stickers#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2199 at http://www.itif.org The Nuclear Energy Game Changer? http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-energy-game-changer <div> </div> <div> The NRC Regulatory Information Conference showcases widespread public and private support for developing next generation small modular reactors. Congress lags behind. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/nuclear-energy-game-changer#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 10 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2186 at http://www.itif.org Time to Fix Higher Ed http://www.itif.org/publications/time-fix-higher-ed <div> </div> <div> A new book provides further evidence that American colleges are failing to adequately educate their students. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-fix-higher-ed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-fix-higher-ed#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 05 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2176 at http://www.itif.org And the Winner Is... http://www.itif.org/publications/and-winner <div> </div> <div> USTR&#039;s &quot;Out-Of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets&quot; highlights hot spots for trafficking in copyright infringing goods. The government should hold countries on this list accountable. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/and-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/and-winner#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 04 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2175 at http://www.itif.org The Fierce Urgency of Now: Notes from the ARPA-E Summit http://www.itif.org/publications/fierce-urgency-now-notes-arpa-e-summit <div> </div> <div> Reflections and reactions from the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/fierce-urgency-now-notes-arpa-e-summit#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 03 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2170 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Union Shows Europe Has Gotten Message about Innovation-Based Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-union-shows-europe-has-gotten-message-about-innovation-based-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> The European Commission’s Director-General of Research and Innovation places innovation as the focal point of EU economic growth. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-union-shows-europe-has-gotten-message-about-innovation-based-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-union-shows-europe-has-gotten-message-about-innovation-based-economic-growth#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 23 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2134 at http://www.itif.org Scientific American's Too Simple Solution to Internet Regulation http://www.itif.org/publications/scientific-americans-too-simple-solution-internet-regulation <div> </div> <div> &quot;Scientific American&quot; proposes counter-productive Internet regulations. ITIF provides a better solution. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/scientific-americans-too-simple-solution-internet-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/scientific-americans-too-simple-solution-internet-regulation#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 21 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2133 at http://www.itif.org The Corporate Tax Simplification Delusion http://www.itif.org/publications/corporate-tax-simplification-delusion <div> </div> <div> Washington’s dogged faith in tax code simplicity will trump efforts to reshape the code as a driver of innovation and U.S. competitiveness. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/corporate-tax-simplification-delusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/corporate-tax-simplification-delusion#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 16 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2129 at http://www.itif.org President’s 2012 Budget Proposal: White House Plots Right Course for Clean Energy Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/president-s-2012-budget-proposal-white-house-plots-right-course-clean-energy-innovation <div> </div> <div> The President’s 2012 budget proposal would make clean energy innovation a higher national priority. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/president-s-2012-budget-proposal-white-house-plots-right-course-clean-energy-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/president-s-2012-budget-proposal-white-house-plots-right-course-clean-energy-innovation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 15 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2123 at http://www.itif.org What is Right and Wrong With the President’s Innovation Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/what-right-and-wrong-president-s-innovation-agenda <div> </div> <div> Never before has a President made such a forceful statement in support of U.S. innovation policy. Yet his agenda can and should be bolder. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/what-right-and-wrong-president-s-innovation-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-right-and-wrong-president-s-innovation-agenda#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2128 at http://www.itif.org Time for Washington to Think Like a State http://www.itif.org/publications/time-washington-think-state <div> </div> <div> The Administration’s corporate tax reform proposals would make our competitiveness worse. Instead, Washington should take a page out of the states’ economic playbooks. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-washington-think-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-washington-think-state#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2101 at http://www.itif.org Create a Data Policy Office Not a Privacy Policy Office http://www.itif.org/publications/create-data-policy-office-not-privacy-policy-office <div> </div> <div> The Commerce Department should champion pro-innovation information policies, rather than narrowly focus on consumer privacy at the expense of other goals. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/create-data-policy-office-not-privacy-policy-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/create-data-policy-office-not-privacy-policy-office#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2074 at http://www.itif.org Reforming the Universal Service Fund http://www.itif.org/publications/reforming-universal-service-fund <div> </div> <div> ITIF explains the benefits of Universal Service Fund and Inter-Carrier Compensation reform. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/reforming-universal-service-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/reforming-universal-service-fund#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2081 at http://www.itif.org Online Piracy Remains Intractable Without Government Action http://www.itif.org/publications/online-piracy-remains-intractable-without-government-action <div> </div> <div> One out of four bits on the Internet is infringing content. How much bigger will piracy need to get before policymakers realize this is a problem? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/online-piracy-remains-intractable-without-government-action#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 31 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2063 at http://www.itif.org Cover Your Bits, It’s Data Privacy Day! http://www.itif.org/publications/cover-your-bits-it-s-data-privacy-day <div> </div> <div> Data Privacy Day provides a chance to reflect on the benefits of sharing data. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/cover-your-bits-it-s-data-privacy-day#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 28 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2050 at http://www.itif.org President Obama, Leader of the Clean Energy Innovation Movement? http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-leader-clean-energy-innovation-movement <div> </div> <div> The State of the Union signals a shift in the debate on energy to a more concerted White House effort in this area. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-leader-clean-energy-innovation-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-leader-clean-energy-innovation-movement#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2047 at http://www.itif.org Krugman Flat Wrong that Competitiveness is a Myth http://www.itif.org/publications/krugman-flat-wrong-competitiveness-myth <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell takes on Paul Krugman’s contention that only companies compete and that nations aren’t in economic competition with one another. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/krugman-flat-wrong-competitiveness-myth#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2043 at http://www.itif.org China’s Reverse Robin Hood: Stealing Intellectual Property from the Poor http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-reverse-robin-hood-stealing-intellectual-property-poor <div> </div> <div> ITIF Research Fellow Scott Andes reports from Ghana on how China&#039;s intellectual property theft hurts the poor. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-reverse-robin-hood-stealing-intellectual-property-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/china-s-reverse-robin-hood-stealing-intellectual-property-poor#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 19 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2031 at http://www.itif.org No, COICA Will Not Break the Internet http://www.itif.org/publications/no-coica-will-not-break-internet <div> </div> <div> A rebuttal to the claim that COICA represents a threat to the technical integrity of the Internet. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/no-coica-will-not-break-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/no-coica-will-not-break-internet#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2027 at http://www.itif.org Crowdsource Regulatory Reform http://www.itif.org/publications/crowdsource-regulatory-reform <div> </div> <div> ITIF recommends that the Obama administration modernize Regulations.gov to better collect public input on regulations that impede economic growth and innovation. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/crowdsource-regulatory-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/crowdsource-regulatory-reform#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 10 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1992 at http://www.itif.org Death to Nuance! http://www.itif.org/publications/death-nuance <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Fellow Richard Bennett examines a former Obama Administration staffer&#039;s claims about the National Broadband Plan and finds them misleading. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/death-nuance#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1984 at http://www.itif.org Has the FCC Created a Stone Too Heavy for It to Lift? http://www.itif.org/publications/has-fcc-created-stone-too-heavy-it-lift <div> </div> <div> The reasoning in the FCC’s Open Internet order casts doubt on the agency’s ability to apply the new rules without outside technical help. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/has-fcc-created-stone-too-heavy-it-lift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/has-fcc-created-stone-too-heavy-it-lift#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 23 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1982 at http://www.itif.org A Baby/Bathwater Kind of Thing http://www.itif.org/publications/babybathwater-kind-thing <div> </div> <div> Washington Post gadget blogger Rob Pegoraro finds fault with video phones but rejects the means to make them work better. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/babybathwater-kind-thing#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 22 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1983 at http://www.itif.org House Votes on America COMPETES Act http://www.itif.org/publications/house-votes-america-competes-act <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell anticipates the vote on the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act in the House of Representatives. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/house-votes-america-competes-act#comments Competitiveness Energy & Climate Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 21 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1960 at http://www.itif.org Thoughts on the Commerce Report on Privacy http://www.itif.org/publications/thoughts-commerce-report-privacy <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro discusses the principal recommendations and themes of the Department of Commerce report on privacy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/thoughts-commerce-report-privacy#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 17 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1958 at http://www.itif.org Energy Innovation 2010: Moving the Conversation Forward http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-2010-moving-conversation-forward <div> </div> <div> Hundreds of leading thinkers, scientists, public officials, and innovators gathered in Washington, D.C., to initiate a conversation on a new policy paradigm. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-innovation-2010-moving-conversation-forward#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1959 at http://www.itif.org Court Rules Users Have Expectation of Privacy in the Cloud http://www.itif.org/publications/court-rules-users-have-expectation-privacy-cloud <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro reviews a ruling that provisions of the Stored Communications Act allowing law enforcement access to email without a warrant are unconstitutional. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/court-rules-users-have-expectation-privacy-cloud#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1952 at http://www.itif.org The New Energy Conversation http://www.itif.org/publications/new-energy-conversation <div> </div> <div> America is built around innovation. Everywhere that is, except in energy. It’s time to change that. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/new-energy-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-energy-conversation#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 14 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1951 at http://www.itif.org The Road to Clean Energy Leadership: Baby Steps or Bold Leaps http://www.itif.org/publications/road-clean-energy-leadership-baby-steps-or-bold-leaps <div> </div> <div> A new analysis of where clean energy technologies are being invented provides a &quot;gut check&quot; of where the U.S. ranks and what other countries are doing to leapfrog forward. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/road-clean-energy-leadership-baby-steps-or-bold-leaps#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1936 at http://www.itif.org How Innovation Plays Second Fiddle http://www.itif.org/publications/how-innovation-plays-second-fiddle <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson argues that it&#039;s not too late for the United States to resurrect its industrial capabilities. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-innovation-plays-second-fiddle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-innovation-plays-second-fiddle#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 02 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1916 at http://www.itif.org China's Mobile Payments Market Expected to Become World's Largest by 2013 http://www.itif.org/publications/chinas-mobile-payments-market-expected-become-worlds-largest-2013 <div> </div> <div> As the contactless mobile payments market in China begins to rev up, the United States increasingly risks being passed by. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/chinas-mobile-payments-market-expected-become-worlds-largest-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/chinas-mobile-payments-market-expected-become-worlds-largest-2013#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1937 at http://www.itif.org Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself: The U.S. Needs a Comprehensive Long Term National Energy Plan http://www.itif.org/publications/don-t-get-ahead-yourself-us-needs-comprehensive-long-term-national-energy-plan <div> </div> <div> The thoughtful and spirited debate between ITIF Clean Energy Analyst Matthew Stepp and the Coalition for Green Capital continues. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/don-t-get-ahead-yourself-us-needs-comprehensive-long-term-national-energy-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/don-t-get-ahead-yourself-us-needs-comprehensive-long-term-national-energy-plan#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1938 at http://www.itif.org Why Some States are “New Economy” States http://www.itif.org/publications/why-some-states-are-%E2%80%9Cnew-economy%E2%80%9D-states <div> </div> <div> ITIF Research Fellow Scott Andes defines the features of the &quot;New Economy&quot; states. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/why-some-states-are-%E2%80%9Cnew-economy%E2%80%9D-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/why-some-states-are-%E2%80%9Cnew-economy%E2%80%9D-states#comments State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1907 at http://www.itif.org Berners-Lee, Jacobson, and the FCC http://www.itif.org/publications/berners-lee-jacobson-and-fcc <div> </div> <div> It is not the time to be solidifying regulations that prevent change in the way the Internet is used and operated. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/berners-lee-jacobson-and-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/berners-lee-jacobson-and-fcc#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1901 at http://www.itif.org President Obama’s Accelerated Depreciation Proposal Will Boost Economic Growth http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-s-accelerated-depreciation-proposal-will-boost-economic-growth <div> </div> <div> Stop listening to neo-classical economic ideologues, argues Rob Atkinson. Accelerated depreciation is a pro-business, pro-productivity, pro-growth idea that works. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-s-accelerated-depreciation-proposal-will-boost-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/president-obama-s-accelerated-depreciation-proposal-will-boost-economic-growth#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1868 at http://www.itif.org UN Climate Negotiations and the Race to the Top (of the Clean Energy Heap) http://www.itif.org/publications/un-climate-negotiations-and-race-top-clean-energy-heap <div> </div> <div> As climate advocates hope that UN climate negotiators in Cancun can avoid a &quot;race to the bottom,&quot; they should also remember the &quot;race to the top.&quot; </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/un-climate-negotiations-and-race-top-clean-energy-heap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/un-climate-negotiations-and-race-top-clean-energy-heap#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1871 at http://www.itif.org The Energy Independence Trust: Where’s the Innovation Beef? http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-independence-trust-where-s-innovation-beef <div> </div> <div> ITIF stresses the importance of green innovation in a critique of a new proposal from the Coalition for Green Capital. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-independence-trust-where-s-innovation-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/energy-independence-trust-where-s-innovation-beef#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1856 at http://www.itif.org U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Issues 2010 Annual Report http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-economic-and-security-review-commission-issues-2010-annual-report <div> </div> <div> The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued its 2010 Annual Report, a scathing indictment of China’s mercantilist economic growth strategy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-economic-and-security-review-commission-issues-2010-annual-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-china-economic-and-security-review-commission-issues-2010-annual-report#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1869 at http://www.itif.org FAA Should Re-Evaluate In-Flight Restrictions on E-Book Readers http://www.itif.org/publications/faa-should-re-evaluate-flight-restrictions-e-book-readers <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Policy Analyst Daniel Castro argues it is time for the FAA to revisit its in-flight restrictions on the use of e-book readers and other portable electronic devices. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/faa-should-re-evaluate-flight-restrictions-e-book-readers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/faa-should-re-evaluate-flight-restrictions-e-book-readers#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Sun, 14 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1857 at http://www.itif.org Time for “Repatriation Easing” http://www.itif.org/publications/time-%E2%80%9Crepatriation-easing%E2%80%9D <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson argues that policies promoting overseas funds repatriation are needed more than ever. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/time-%E2%80%9Crepatriation-easing%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-%E2%80%9Crepatriation-easing%E2%80%9D#comments Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 09 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1847 at http://www.itif.org Lessons From the New NSF Innovation Survey http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-new-nsf-innovation-survey <div> </div> <div> New survey on innovation reveals significant innovation gap between industries. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-new-nsf-innovation-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/lessons-new-nsf-innovation-survey#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1758 at http://www.itif.org Ending Innovation Mercantilism http://www.itif.org/publications/ending-innovation-mercantilism <div> </div> <div> Too many countries are bending and breaking the rules, playing zero sum games, and thinking only about short term gains for themselves. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/ending-innovation-mercantilism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/ending-innovation-mercantilism#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 26 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1759 at http://www.itif.org Internet Wars: A Who’s Who Guide http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-wars-who%E2%80%99s-who-guide <div> </div> <div> ITIF’s look at the Internet political landscape can enlighten the debate. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-wars-who%E2%80%99s-who-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-wars-who%E2%80%99s-who-guide#comments Broadband Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 07 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1721 at http://www.itif.org ARPA-E: The Little Program That Could http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-little-program-could <div> </div> <div> The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, created to spur technological innovation, is about to be given the bureaucratic equivalent of a death sentence. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-little-program-could" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/arpa-e-little-program-could#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 01 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1719 at http://www.itif.org Is America Really #1 in Innovation? http://www.itif.org/publications/america-really-1-innovation <div> </div> <div> According to ITIF’s analysis of global competitiveness and innovation, the United States is lagging in many key criteria. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/america-really-1-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-really-1-innovation#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1696 at http://www.itif.org The Economist's Strange Attack on Industrial Policy http://www.itif.org/publications/economists-strange-attack-industrial-policy <div> </div> <div> A rebuttal to The Economist’s &quot;Picking Winners, Saving Losers&quot; article arguing that there is an appropriate role for governments in crafting innovation policy. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/economists-strange-attack-industrial-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/economists-strange-attack-industrial-policy#comments Economic Theory Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1646 at http://www.itif.org Spur Job Growth By Making Business Registration Easier http://www.itif.org/publications/spur-job-growth-making-business-registration-easier <div> </div> <div> The Small Business Administration should redesign Business.gov and undertake a strategic design review of the federal and state small business registration process. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/spur-job-growth-making-business-registration-easier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/spur-job-growth-making-business-registration-easier#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 12 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 2195 at http://www.itif.org How Can We Boost Productivity? http://www.itif.org/publications/how-can-we-boost-productivity <div> </div> <div> Washington policy makers devote too little attention to boosting productivity </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/how-can-we-boost-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-can-we-boost-productivity#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 10 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1632 at http://www.itif.org Viewpoints: Bill Would Shield Unions, Not Children http://www.itif.org/publications/viewpoints-bill-would-shield-unions-not-children <div> </div> <div> Arguments that self-checkouts will promote underage drinking are red herrings meant to distract policy makers from the innovative potential of self-service technology </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/viewpoints-bill-would-shield-unions-not-children#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1621 at http://www.itif.org The US Senate Dives Into Privacy Issues http://www.itif.org/publications/us-senate-dives-privacy-issues <div> </div> <div> The ample opportunities provided by the Internet and social media are redefining the complexity of personal privacy </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/us-senate-dives-privacy-issues#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 04 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1623 at http://www.itif.org Getting Serious about Education: Why Can We Measure Students but Not Teachers? http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-serious-about-education-why-can-we-measure-students-not-teachers <div> </div> <div> D.C. public schools are right to explore merit-based pay for teachers. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-serious-about-education-why-can-we-measure-students-not-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-serious-about-education-why-can-we-measure-students-not-teachers#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 29 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1616 at http://www.itif.org Everything Should Not be on the Budget Cutting Table: The Case for Expanding Public Investment http://www.itif.org/publications/everything-should-not-be-budget-cutting-table-case-expanding-public-investment <div> </div> <div> Budget-cutting orthodoxy could mean harming programs that are vital to the United States” long-term economic health. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/everything-should-not-be-budget-cutting-table-case-expanding-public-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/everything-should-not-be-budget-cutting-table-case-expanding-public-investment#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 20 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1603 at http://www.itif.org Getting Ready for the Next Recession http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-ready-next-recession <div> </div> <div> Once the economy recovers, states should be required to maintain larger rainy day funds or risk losing federal money. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-ready-next-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/getting-ready-next-recession#comments State and Local Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 dcastro 1601 at http://www.itif.org ACTA Critics Oppose Strict IP Enforcement, Not Just Text of Agreement http://www.itif.org/publications/acta-critics-oppose-strict-ip-enforcement-not-just-text-agreement <div> </div> <div> ACTA may not be perfect, but it would offer greater protection for intellectual property rights—a direct benefit for American companies, American jobs, and American consumers. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/acta-critics-oppose-strict-ip-enforcement-not-just-text-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/acta-critics-oppose-strict-ip-enforcement-not-just-text-agreement#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 06 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 dcastro 1585 at http://www.itif.org The Failure of American Higher Education http://www.itif.org/publications/failure-american-higher-education <div> </div> <div> Are American&#039;s colleges really preparing graduates for the modern economy? </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/failure-american-higher-education#comments Education & Training Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 01 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1581 at http://www.itif.org Debunking the Myths of Global Climate Change http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-myths-global-climate-change <div> </div> <div> Much of what passes for conventional wisdom on climate change is in fact either wrong or significantly exaggerated. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-myths-global-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/debunking-myths-global-climate-change#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 30 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 lstewart 1722 at http://www.itif.org Internet Regulatory Reform Proceeds Apace, Quietly http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-regulatory-reform-proceeds-apace-quietly <div> </div> <div> Some advocates are miffed about the process underway to clarify the FCC&#039;s role as a broadband regulator, but they shouldn&#039;t be. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-regulatory-reform-proceeds-apace-quietly#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 24 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1571 at http://www.itif.org Consumer Group Wants to Restrict Health IT Investments http://www.itif.org/publications/consumer-group-wants-restrict-health-it-investments <div> </div> <div> Policymakers should give insurers the freedom they need to find the most innovative health IT applications available. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/consumer-group-wants-restrict-health-it-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/consumer-group-wants-restrict-health-it-investments#comments Health IT Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 22 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 dcastro 1562 at http://www.itif.org Move the Broadband Policy Debate to Congress http://www.itif.org/publications/move-broadband-policy-debate-congress <div> </div> <div> ITIF explains that Congress must provide the FCC with clear regulatory authority to reclassify and regulate broadband Internet service. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/move-broadband-policy-debate-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/move-broadband-policy-debate-congress#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 17 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1555 at http://www.itif.org Divorce Washington at Your Peril, Silicon Valley http://www.itif.org/publications/divorce-washington-your-peril-silicon-valley <div> </div> <div> Silicon Valley should think twice before thinking Washington doesn&#039;t matter. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/divorce-washington-your-peril-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/divorce-washington-your-peril-silicon-valley#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 15 Jun 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1558 at http://www.itif.org Facebook Is Not the Enemy http://www.itif.org/publications/facebook-not-enemy <div> </div> <div> Facebook is making the Internet better, not worse. Regulators should not get in its way. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/facebook-not-enemy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/facebook-not-enemy#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 May 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 1526 at http://www.itif.org FCC Goes Too Far (Once Again) http://www.itif.org/publications/fcc-goes-too-far-once-again <div> </div> <div> ITIF comments on FCC&#039;s Internet regulatory proposal. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/fcc-goes-too-far-once-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/fcc-goes-too-far-once-again#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 06 May 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 1502 at http://www.itif.org America's Green Innovation Problem http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-green-innovation-problem <div> </div> <div> Government officials need to pay attention so the U.S. does not miss out on the economic opportunities in this critical new sector. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-green-innovation-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/americas-green-innovation-problem#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 May 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1498 at http://www.itif.org Progress Report: Revisiting “Rules of the Road” for a New Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/progress-report-revisiting-%E2%80%9Crules-road%E2%80%9D-new-economy <div> </div> <div> In the inaugural ITIF blog for PPI, Rob Atkinson looks back at a piece he put together 11 years ago on how to make the most of the new economy. He finds mixed results. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/progress-report-revisiting-%E2%80%9Crules-road%E2%80%9D-new-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/progress-report-revisiting-%E2%80%9Crules-road%E2%80%9D-new-economy#comments Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 05 May 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1499 at http://www.itif.org For Once and for All, Let's Agree the Government Can and Should Pick Winners http://www.itif.org/publications/once-and-all-lets-agree-government-can-and-should-pick-winners <div> </div> <div> The Washington Consensus believes government should not pick winners. The Washington Consensus is wrong. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/once-and-all-lets-agree-government-can-and-should-pick-winners#comments Competitiveness Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 24 Apr 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 1488 at http://www.itif.org Exploring Obama's Open Government http://www.itif.org/publications/exploring-obamas-open-government <div> </div> <div> ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro evaluates President Obama&#039;s Open Government initiative. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/exploring-obamas-open-government#comments E-Government Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 29 Mar 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1439 at http://www.itif.org Shooting the Messenger http://www.itif.org/publications/shooting-messenger <div> </div> <div> In his &quot;Huffington Post&quot; column, ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that the cheap theatrics surrounding the net neutrality debate stifle any chance of an intellectual exchange on the topic. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/shooting-messenger#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 24 Mar 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1434 at http://www.itif.org Dot-com Turns 25: Commercial Blockbuster Just Gets Started http://www.itif.org/publications/dot-com-turns-25-commercial-blockbuster-just-gets-started <div> </div> <div> Twenty-five years ago the first dot-com was created. Today there are over 80 million dot-coms, creating $10 trillion in economic activity globally. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/dot-com-turns-25-commercial-blockbuster-just-gets-started#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Mar 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1409 at http://www.itif.org Another 25 Years of Dot-com http://www.itif.org/publications/another-25-years-dot-com <div> </div> <div> As the dot-com celebrates its 25th anniversary, Rob Atkinson looks forward to the next 25 years of the commercial Internet </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/another-25-years-dot-com#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 15 Mar 2010 04:00:00 +0000 1415 at http://www.itif.org Innovation Economics Can Fight Global Warming http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-economics-can-fight-global-warming <div> </div> <div> Going beyond carbon emissions caps, innovation economists are calling for bold public-private partnerships to spur energy research </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/innovation-economics-can-fight-global-warming#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Sat, 06 Mar 2010 05:00:00 +0000 1389 at http://www.itif.org America Risks Missing Out in Clean Technology http://www.itif.org/publications/america-risks-missing-out-clean-technology <div> </div> <div> In this &quot;BusinessWeek&quot; blog Rob Atkinson describes the mounting global competition for renewable energy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/america-risks-missing-out-clean-technology#comments Energy & Climate Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 03 Feb 2010 05:00:00 +0000 1390 at http://www.itif.org TSA to Terrorists: I’ll show you mine if… http://www.itif.org/publications/tsa-terrorists-i-ll-show-you-mine-if <div> </div> <div> The debate over whole-body imaging for airport screening should focus on the merits of the technology, rather than privacy fears based on speculation and worst-case scenarios. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tsa-terrorists-i-ll-show-you-mine-if#comments Privacy Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000 dcastro 936 at http://www.itif.org New Year's Resolution: Stop Stealing to Save American Jobs http://www.itif.org/publications/new-years-resolution-stop-stealing-save-american-jobs <div> </div> <div> Piracy hurts the economy. Stopping piracy is important for creating American jobs. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/new-years-resolution-stop-stealing-save-american-jobs#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 06 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000 dcastro 937 at http://www.itif.org Certifications Are Not a Panacea for Cybersecurity Woes http://www.itif.org/publications/certifications-are-not-panacea-cybersecurity-woes <div> </div> <div> An op-ed in Federal Computer Weekly discussing the problems with relying on professional certification to improve the security outlook of government agencies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/certifications-are-not-panacea-cybersecurity-woes#comments Cybersecurity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 01 Dec 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 491 at http://www.itif.org Are the FCC Workshops Fair? http://www.itif.org/publications/are-fcc-workshops-fair <div> </div> <div> Richard Bennett explains how some complaints about the National Broadband Plan process amount to &quot;working the refs.&quot; </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/are-fcc-workshops-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/are-fcc-workshops-fair#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 452 at http://www.itif.org EU's Broadband Claims Don't Hold Up http://www.itif.org/publications/eus-broadband-claims-dont-hold <div> </div> <div> While several countries in Europe have higher broadband penetration than the United States, recent claims by the European Commission that the EU leads the world in broadband are unsubstantiated </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/eus-broadband-claims-dont-hold#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 07 Aug 2009 04:00:00 +0000 1392 at http://www.itif.org Another Net Neutrality Meltdown http://www.itif.org/publications/another-net-neutrality-meltdown <div> </div> <div> Richard Bennett discusses the false net neutrality crisis triggered by reactions to an inadvertent Denial of Service Attack caused by 4chan.org. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/another-net-neutrality-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/another-net-neutrality-meltdown#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 03 Aug 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 451 at http://www.itif.org Benchmarking Foreign Innovation Policies http://www.itif.org/publications/benchmarking-foreign-innovation-policies <div> </div> <div> Many forward-thinking countries have made innovation-led economic development a centerpiece of their national economic strategies during the past decade. While many nations have taken the innovation challenge to heart and put in place a host of policies to spur innovation, the United States has done little, consequently falling behind in innovation policies and risking falling behind in innovation performance as well. This article compares U.S. innovation policy to that of other leading industrialized countries across five topic areas: programs to establish civilian technology and innovation promotion agencies; services innovation initiatives; national levels of R&amp;D funding; tax incentives for research and development; and policies regarding high-skill immigration. </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/benchmarking-foreign-innovation-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/benchmarking-foreign-innovation-policies#comments Competitiveness Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 13 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 1296 at http://www.itif.org Disconnected Condemnation http://www.itif.org/publications/disconnected-condemnation <div> </div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.itif.org/publications/disconnected-condemnation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itif.org/publications/disconnected-condemnation#comments Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 14 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 dcastro 80 at http://www.itif.org Pro-taxes or pro-Internet? http://www.itif.org/publications/pro-taxes-or-pro-internet <div> </div> <div> Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rob Atkinson (ITIF), and James Gattuso (Heritage Foundation) argue for the need to make permanent the ban on Internet access taxes in &quot;The Hill.&quot; </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/pro-taxes-or-pro-internet#comments Broadband Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:00:00 +0000 dcastro 71 at http://www.itif.org