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Dayton Daily News
Examining where Ohio ranked on ITIF's State New Economy Index.
San Francisco Chronicle
Rob Atkinson stresses the importance of new tax ideas like patent boxes.
The Street
One area where Atkinson would like to see the U.S. make progress is with mobile payments. The U.S. is well behind Japan and South Korea in embracing this technology, and a 2009 paper by ITIF senior analyst Stephen Ezell lays out some of the issues that need to be addressed to catch up.
Bloomberg Businessweek
“We’re not even close” to the ideal amount of corporate R&D in the U.S., says Robert Atkinson. Throwing the R&D credit out in the name of giving the budgetary balloon more lift would inadvertently harm the economy’s growth, says Atkinson.
Times Union
Atkinson calculates that the gas tax, now at 18.4 cents a gallon, costs Americans about one third as much as it did when it was enacted in 1994, given inflation, increases in fuel economy and rising incomes.

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Science funded by NIH reduces government spending on health care, increases future productivity, and saves lives by delivering cures for some of society’s deadliest diseases.
Multichannel News
The term Net Neutrality should be consigned to the dust bin of history, says Robert Atkinson.
Computerworld
With the agency's vote coming up, some say Congress should move forward with its own plan.
Government Technology
Two lawmakers have introduced a resolution that enables Congress members to vote and participate in committee hearings via the Internet.
Tech News World
The NSA may be behind The Equation Group, creators of malware that defies the most-effective security measures currently available.