"China uses mercantile practices and the Trump administration is right to contest those actions, but there are many reasons the tariff approach is not the right one," ITIF’s Stephen Ezell told the Agence France-Presse. With tariffs, he said, "US consumers and businesses will pay more in the long term. We need to take on China but we shouldn't be penalizing ourselves in the process."
April 8, 2018
April 7, 2018
In a conversation with CNNMoney, ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that big business is the driving engine of the American economy, creating more jobs, paying better wages, and — by some metrics — complying better with environmental and workplace laws.
April 5, 2018
“Trump’s actions do represent a watershed moment. They are clearly meant to show the administration believes the status quo is no longer acceptable or sustainable,” ITIF’s Stephen Ezell told MarketWatch. “Unless we can demonstrate that we are resolute, we won’t be able to wrest any changes from China.”
April 4, 2018
Reuters notes an ITIF submission to the U.S. government during the tariff investigation showing that 10 percent duties levied on Chinese ICT imports would slow the growth of U.S. output by $163 billion over the next 10 years.
April 3, 2018
“The Trump administration is right to push back against China’s abuse of economic and trade policy,” ITIF President Robert Atkinson told the Associated Press. However, he said the proposed U.S. tariffs “would hurt companies in the U.S. by raising the prices and reducing consumption of the capital equipment they rely on to produce their goods and services.”
April 2, 2018
“A number of tech companies are facing reputational challenges, including Facebook, Google and now Amazon, with the president’s latest salvo about their purported unfair competition,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Washington Post. “The market appears to believe that these will translate into new policy challenges for the sector, including potentially European-style antitrust enforcement and privacy regulation.”
March 26, 2018
“This is one more step in the broader confrontation with China,” ITIF’s Doug Brake told the New York Times.
March 24, 2018
“China has not been playing by the rules,” ITIF’s Stephen Ezell told the Associated Press.
March 24, 2018
"Large amounts of data, including personal information, are increasingly a vital input for some of the economy's most important innovations, including online platforms, medical diagnoses, digital assistants, language translation, urban planning, and public safety," ITIF’s Joe Kennedy told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
March 23, 2018
“I don’t think the politics allow for anything bold,” ITIF’s David Hart told Wired. “But if the baseline is cutbacks, we avoided that and even took a step forward.”