Issues

August 21, 2008
For most people, debating economic doctrines is a pastime best left to the Ph.D. economists working in government, think tanks and universities.

August 18, 2008
In his recent article in "FedTech," ITIF Senior Analyst George Ou discusses ways companies can better manage their IT power use to become more environmentally friendly. Ou argues by adopting energy monitoring and management best practices on both the client and server side, firms can also save money by efficiently reducing energy use.

August 11, 2008
While bash-the-corporation rhetoric may have some populist appeal, it is both factually and logically flawed.

July 17, 2008
This FCC filing examines how P2P applications harm telephony applications even during low levels of utilization, how traffic shaping technologies can improve service, and how Comcast’s new Protocol Agnostic network management system will work to protect VoIP services.


July 10, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson discusses privacy in the digital era at Congressional Quarterly’s Forum on Technology.

July 9, 2008
In this report, ITIF finds that the nature of the U.S. innovation system has changed dramatically over the course of the last 40 years. Using an innovative research method, UC Davis scholars Fred Block and Mathew Keller analyze a sample of innovations recognized by R&D Magazine as being among the top 100 innovations of the year over the last four decades.

July 3, 2008
In reference to ITIF’s call for a National Innovation Foundation ITIF president Rob Atkinson and Howard Wial of the Brookings Institute answer seven frequently asked questions about the creation of a National Innovation Foundation.

June 24, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s article in the Economic Development Journal.

June 2, 2008
The American Optometric Association journal "Optometry" has published a study that purports to find that contact lens patients are more at risk when buying lenses online. This ITIF report analyzes the study and finds that not only is the study fraught with flaws, but many of the implications suggested by the authors are over-reaching in their scope, fallacious in their reasoning, or silent in refuting equally plausible alternative explanations.