Productivity

Can Google's Robots Build a New Future for US Manufacturing?

The Verge
The real choice is between continued erosion of our manufacturing capabilities or a more revolutionary transformation through technology.

Robots Are Not the Problem

February 4, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Despite the claims of many Luddites, automation and technology promote business development and international competitiveness, raising employment in the long run. To create the right economic policy framework, we need to overcome the simplistic fears of robots stealing our jobs and focus on the broader needs of an innovation and technology based economy.

Robots, Other Technology Benefit Economy, Don’t Hurt Job Growth, Think-Tank Head Says

Bloomberg
From an economic perspective, the argument that rapid technological development is destroying jobs and slowing employment growth is simply not accurate, says Rob Atkinson.

Time for an Innovation and Growth Budget, Not an Austerity Budget

The Role of Innovation and Technology in Driving Government Productivity

December 17, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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With all levels of government facing a budget crunch, governments will have to find ways to cut costs without cutting servicesin other words, boost productivity.  But to date, boosting productivity in government operations has taken a back seat to other priorities. Read more »

The Role of Innovation and Technology in Driving Government Productivity

December 17, 2013
ITIF and a panel of experts assessed how technology can drive government productivity.
With all levels of government facing a budget crunch, governments will have to find ways to cut costs without cutting services—in other words, boost productivity.  But to date, boosting productivity in government operations has taken a back seat to other priorities. In fact, the federal government doesn’t even measure government productivity.
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Can Technology Improve Government Productivity and Will Government Take Advantage of It?

Decoupling Revisited: Who is Reaping the Benefits of Economic Growth?

November 26, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

A new economics paper examines how incomes have changed in the past 40 years, finding that growth has benefited everyone. Some have benefited more than others, however, and much of the benefits have ended up paying for more expensive healthcare plans.