Issues

October 11, 2008
In a new report, Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformative: Crafting an Innovation-Based Economic Stimulus Package, ITIF lays out eight specific proposals that would not only spur spending and economic activity in the short run, but also help addresses these challenges going forward.

October 8, 2008
ITIF will host a forum to discuss the release of a major new report Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, a companion to the 2007 report Digital Prosperity.

October 8, 2008
In this article, ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that the United States needs to be preparing now for what it will do when the information technology-driven economy begins to become less of an engine for economic growth at some point in the future.

October 2, 2008
This report shows how IT is the key enabler of many of today’s key improvements in our lives and society—from better education and health care, to a more energy-efficient environment.


September 24, 2008
In today’s economy, innovation – the development and adoption of new products and services, more efficient production process­es, and new business models – is the most important factor driv­ing increases in American standards of living.

September 12, 2008
The U.S. political dialogue gives scant attention to innovation and policy to promote innovative activity. This is because the three dominant economic policy models – conservative neoclassical, liberal neoclassical and neo-Keynesian economic doctrines–ignore the role of innovation and technology in achieving economic growth.

September 11, 2008
This policy brief compares and assesses the 2008 presidential election candidates’ technology and innovation policies across a number of specific issue areas.

September 10, 2008
In RAND’s Rose-Colored Glasses: How RAND’s Report on U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology Gets it Wrong, ITIF presents a detailed critique of the recent RAND report showing that in contrast to RAND’s rosy assessment, America’s lead on a number of key S&T indicators is eroding rapidly, where not vanishing entirely.

September 9, 2008
In the last few years the debate over broadband policy has become increasingly partisan and bitter. It's time to move beyond the partisan bickering. Although complete policy agreement is neither likely nor beneficial, this web-memo points the way to a more reasoned and less vitriolic debate.