Productivity

Bill to Ban Sale of Alcohol through Self-Service Checkout Terminals Cloaked in Falsehood

August 17, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro explains in an op-ed California's proposed ban on self-service checkouts will impede innovation not underage drinking.

Technology and Automation Create, Not Destroy, Jobs

June 15, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

The productivity gains that technology and automation generate—including through self-service technologies such as ATMs, kiosks, and self-checkout machines—ultimately create jobs, not destroy them, as the President recently claimed.

Still Full of Ideas, but Not Making Jobs

The Economist
Not surprisingly, "The Economist" is skeptical about an innovation policy, but is at least considering ITIF’s ideas.

Debate on "The Great Stagnation"

March 21, 2011 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
Suite 610A
Washington
DC
20005

Tyler Cowen's recent e-book, The Great Stagnation, has attracted praise and generated intense discussion about the changing nature of the modern U.S. economy. Read more »

Debate on "The Great Stagnation"

March 21, 2011
Multimedia from the debate between Rob Atkinson and Tyler Cowen.

Tyler Cowen's recent e-book, The Great Stagnation, has attracted praise and generated intense discussion about the changing nature of the modern U.S. economy. The provocative premise is that median household income growth has stagnated since the 1970s because innovation is no longer the key driver of economic growth.

Is Automation Replacing Retail Jobs?

Los Angeles Times
ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro details the economic benefits of retail self-service technology.

Higher Productivity Cuts Jobs Now, Pays Off in Long Term

USA Today
Rob Atkinson explains that technological innovation creates jobs and grows the economy in the long run.
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