September 20, 2012
The bottom line is that members of the tech community can find things to like and dislike in each candidate’s philosophies. The trick, according to ITIF, is to find a balance between Obama’s appreciation for the constructive power of government and Romney’s focus on business.
September 19, 2012
ITIF finds Obama believes in a more “activist role” for government in promoting innovation, while Romney believes the government should focus more on creating incentives for emerging companies and industries to grow.
September 17, 2012
Atkinson is in the camp of economists who are skeptical that more stimulus efforts are the answer to today's job woes. But he says that at the height of the crisis a major stimulus package made sense.
The Business Journal
September 12, 2012
“Each candidate brings something to the table that’s useful and different,” said ITIF President Robert Atkinson. “Ideally what you’d want is a merged candidate” who would pursue all of these policies, he said.
September 10, 2012
As the economic analysts Robert D. Atkinson and Stephen J. Ezell point out in their new book, "Innovation Economics," the World Bank borrows much of its money from the United States — and the United States in turn borrows massively from China.
October 22, 2013
The USPS has to make serious changes including closing post offices that do not cover their costs, says Robert Atkinson.
October 14, 2013
ITIF argues for a hybrid postal system with last mile delivery still handled by the government.
October 9, 2013
The shutdown has already caused economic problems for IT companies, but a federal default could make those troubles more severe.
October 1, 2013
SAP may build a second data center in Australia to meet customer demand for locally delivered cloud services in the wake of PRISM.
October 1, 2013
The agency's work against encryption could lead to a loss of trust in the government and US companies.