Robert D. Atkinson will be presenting/speaking at an event hosted by Boeing "Leading and Nurturing a High Tech Enterprise" in St. Louis, MO.
How Can We Boost Productivity?
In response to query on National Journal’s expert blogs feature on productivity, ITIF President Rob Atkinson explains that Washington policy makers devote too little attention to boosting productivity. With the baby boom generation retiring, productivity will be an important element in raising incomes and financing government in the years ahead. What is needed is a fresh approach to thinking about productivity. Contrary to conventional wisdom, government action can spur private sector productivity gains.
Viewpoints: Bill Would Shield Unions, Not Children
In this Sacromento Bee op-ed Senior Analyst Daniel Castro explains how recent efforts in the California legislature to ban self-checkouts at grocery stores because they promote underage drinking are really more about protecting union jobs at the expense of innovation than about protecting children.