News Clips

October 19, 2017
Futurism discusses a report by ITIF’s Rob Atkinson and John Wu that, after analyzing data about occupational trends from the United States Census over the past 165 years, concluded that dark predictions of future employment are based on faulty logic and incorrect analyses.
October 10, 2017
ITIF’s Rob Atkinson appeared recently on the podcast Digital Disruption to discuss with host Michael Alf the counterintuitive findings of ITIF’s report, “False Alarmism: Technological Disruption and the U.S. Labor Market, 1850–2015.”
October 9, 2017
“The U.S. doesn’t have to totally reinvent the wheel here,” said Daniel Castro, director of ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation, told Bloomberg.
October 5, 2017
“All of these companies have to pay U.S. tax at a statutory rate of 35 percent when they repatriate the money, so if Ireland isn’t taxing it, then the U.S. is,” said ITIF’s Joe Kennedy in The Atlantic.
September 29, 2017
Nigel Cory, a trade analyst at ITIF, told Bloomberg BNA that regulators should grasp that data security doesn't depend on location. Major cloud providers, such as Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp., are better able to protect data than a small company that receives personal data freely because it happens to be located in a country held to be adequate to protect privacy.
September 27, 2017
For Daniel Castro, director of ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation, the missing piece in open government is consistency and quality. “The last few years, we’ve seen a lot of basic education and a lot of governments have said they're doing open data,” he said in StateScoop. “The question is: can we do it well?”
September 27, 2017
“Should the EU go ahead and unilaterally change these tax rules, it would almost certainly violate the terms of international treaties,” said ITIF’s Joe Kennedy in Politico EU. “The United States would be especially harmed. Because U.S. companies could immediately deduct any increase in European taxes from their U.S. tax liability.”
September 20, 2017
The Washington Post notes that ITIF Vice President Daniel Castro argued recently in RealClearPolicy that “Congress should prohibit the use of Social Security numbers as a personal identifier outside of the Social Security system itself.”
September 20, 2017
“I see state action as important, but ultimately, if we’re serious about deep decarbonization, the federal government needs to get back involved,” said ITIF senior fellow David M. Hart in The New York Times.
September 15, 2017
CNN draws from an ITIF analysis of more than 800 types of jobs and their relative likelihood of being automated.