The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them

The conventional view of what governments should do to foster innovation is simple: get out of the way. But economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that view is as wrong as it is widespread. In countries that owe their growth to innovation, she says the state has served not as a meddler in the private sector but as a key partner—and often a more daring one, willing to take the risks that businesses won’t.

China’s Hundred Year Marathon with the United States

China is engaged in a secret one-hundred year marathon to overtake the United States in global economic and military might, with a goal to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power by 2049, argues Michael Pillsbury in a timely new book, The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower. Pillsbury contends that U.S.

Engineers’ View of Network Management, Specialized Services, and Net Neutrality

On the eve of the FCC vote on the legal framework of its Open Internet Order, ITIF gathers a panel of expert engineers to discuss their views on network management and net neutrality. Notably absent from the last year of net neutrality debate was a rigorous, scientific definition of terms. For example, what do we mean by a “fast lane”? Other questions will persist, regardless of the legal path the FCC chooses: What techniques or practices are involved in network management, and how should we determine if they are reasonable?