Blogs and Op-Eds

July 31, 2015
ITIF commends an innovation box proposal that would stimulate R&D, innovation, and production activities in the United States, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
July 30, 2015
A recent study created a wave of headlines decrying “sexist algorithms,” but ultimately, the algorithm reflects real-world behaviors that highlight gender disparities in society, write Amber Laxton and Daniel Castro in Real Clear Technology.
July 29, 2015
With wireless data traffic continuing to increase dramatically, now is the time to start planning ways to accommodate for that traffic, writes Doug Brake in The Hill.
July 27, 2015
The House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at preempting state-level mandates for labels on foods derived from crops improved through biotechnology, or “GMOs,” writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
July 24, 2015
For the sake of both future global innovation and for the interests of consumers and patients worldwide, we must stay the course on robust IP protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
July 23, 2015
U.S. and EU policymakers will have to get data privacy and trade policies right if they want to maximize the growth potential of the transatlantic marketplace, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
July 22, 2015
Vilifying the H-1B visa as a scapegoat for America’s stubbornly slow-to-improve unemployment rate ignores the immense economic benefits for both firms and workers, writes Adams Nager in IndustryWeek.
July 21, 2015
Those on the left don’t believe raising productivity would do any good. Those on the right don’t think it can be done anyway. Both are wrong, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
July 17, 2015
Will Saletan’s Slate piece is spot on in its dissection of the war against GMOs, but he does, however, elide the difficulty of overcoming this populist fear mongering, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
July 15, 2015
Provisions in the Trade in Services Agreement, which is currently under negotiation in Geneva, are not meant to erode privacy, writes Stephen Ezell in the Christian Science Monitor.