Taxes, Budget, and Regulation

As ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for the Wall Street Journal, showering privileges on firms because of their size is bad economics and bad policy.
Taxes, Budget, and Regulation
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April 6, 2018
As ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for the Wall Street Journal, showering privileges on firms because of their size is bad economics and bad policy.
March 29, 2018
In commentary for Fortune Magazine, ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write that America’s own antitrust policies perversely encourage the loss of technological leadership to rival nations.
February 26, 2018
In an op-ed for Law360, ITIF’s Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn outline four ways incoming Chairman Joseph Simons can balance the FTC’s consumer protection duties while allowing innovation to proceed apace.
December 1, 2017
House and Senate tax bills currently favor individually owned “pass-through” companies, which make their owners a good living but don’t do much for net new job creation or overall growth. Lawmakers should focus more on tech-based startups that drive innovation and have much more long-term growth potential.
November 13, 2017
What could Republicans do to increase the chances of passing a good bill? They could focus principally on reforming the corporate tax code.
November 10, 2017
Everyone agrees the current tax system needs reform—it’s too complex, contains too many distortions, and harms the nation’s competitiveness. Unfortunately, the effort now underway in Congress is not going very well. This is largely because the current drafts in the House and Senate are built on faulty assumptions about how taxes affect economic growth.
November 9, 2017
Fearmongers say robots are coming to destroy our jobs, and the solution is to slow them down with taxes. But that’s wrong on both counts.
November 9, 2017
Republicans are neglecting those aspects of tax reform that are most closely linked to the investment and innovation that promotes growth – including the research and development tax credit.
October 26, 2017
The European Commission’s unilateral push to force EU member countries to collect steep taxes from U.S. companies will jeopardize efforts to negotiate better fixes for the international tax system.
October 26, 2017
To best harness the opportunities presented by IIoT, the United States (like all countries) needs a national policy strategy. An effective national IIoT strategy should address what ITIF calls the 4 Ts: Talent, Technology, Tax, and Trade.

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