News Clips

March 13, 2018
“The entire system is going to be under a lot more scrutiny,” ITIF President Robert Atkinson told the New York Times. “I think we’re living in a new world now.”
March 13, 2018
Reuters notes that, shortly after President Trump took office, ITIF called for coordinated international pressure on Beijing.
March 9, 2018
In an interview with NPR affiliate KPCC, ITIF President Rob Atkinson said that, “When you look at all 50 states, the states that were losing businesses actually had a higher rate of job growth.” 
March 7, 2018
“They are between a rock and a hard place,” ITIF President Robert Atkinson told the New York Times.
March 7, 2018
Politico Magazine contributing editor Rich Lowry writes that if the motivation for tariffs is simply to protect domestic firms from foreign competition, whatever the knock-on consequences, then they might make sense. Otherwise, tariffs run exactly counter to what would be a more sound approach to Chinese mercantilism, as a compelling report by ITIF underscores.
March 2, 2018
As ITIF President Rob Atkinson told National Review, “The problems with the Trump metal tariffs are numerous, but perhaps the most important is that rather than use tariffs as a weapon to force China to roll back its damaging innovation mercantilist policies, an effort for which we will need all the help we can get from our allies, the tariffs are applied indiscriminately against friend and foe, free trader and mercantilist. This alienates potential allies in the broader China effort as well as invites tit-for-tat retaliation, which the Europeans have already said they would put in place.”
February 27, 2018
While ITIF Vice President Daniel Castro said there have been instances of the "intentional undermining" of dataset, he said "the biggest risk is in data quality."
February 27, 2018
In a story by AFP, ITIF’s Daniel Castro said the only way to resolve the standoff is with legislation to streamline the process for cross-border data requests. "If Congress doesn't act, then no matter how the Supreme Court decides this case, there will be negative consequences for US competitiveness," Castro said in a statement urging Congress to move swiftly on a proposal known as the CLOUD Act.
February 25, 2018
“A repressive state can be an engine of innovation,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Wall Street Journal.
February 23, 2018
As CNBC notes, a 2017 ITIF report analyzed job growth in the locomotive and automobile industries at the turn of the 20th century. While railroad job growth slowed during the proliferation of the automobile, car mechanic and repairmen professions surged.