News Clips

July 5, 2017
 “Expanding the R&D tax credit is completely compatible with simplifying the tax code and lowering the corporate tax rate, and would help accomplish the most important goal of tax reform, which is to spur innovation and growth,” said Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
July 1, 2017
“Countries are allowed to raise tariffs as a trade enforcement tool to counter specific unfair trade practices, such as in anti-dumping cases where tariffs are used to counter imports of a specific product from a specific country that the importing country assesses is being sold (unfairly) below the cost of production. There are many steel cases involving such action,” said Nigel Cory to The Guardian.
June 28, 2017
“There has been this growing concern, not just in the United States but really around the world, that we’re somehow poised to enter this really unprecedented technological revolution, and it’s going to have major negative impacts on the labor force. Let me suggest that neither of those are really right,” said Rob Atkinson in MeriTalk. “The reality is, most jobs are super hard to automate.”
June 23, 2017
“I thought reviving U.S. manufacturing was going to make America great again,” says Rob Atkinson in Politico. “These programs are already terribly underfunded, and they’re serving Trump’s voters. But this administration is under the ideological delusion that the government is always the problem. No other country acts like this.”
June 20, 2017
"The administration's proposed cuts to clean-energy innovation programs represent not just a repudiation of scientific consensus and bad environmental policy, but also an enormous lost opportunity for job creation and economic growth," ITIF said in the Houston Chronicle. "If the United States fails to accelerate its progress toward cheaper, cleaner energy, then it will lose its leadership position in the burgeoning global clean-energy market."
June 13, 2017
Vox noted that in a study of Census data going back to 1850, Rob Atkinson and John Wu found that the rate of churn in recent decades has been exceptionally slow — slower, in fact, than at any other period in their study. Indeed, the rate of occupational churn in the new century has been less than a third of that in the dynamic 1950 to 1980 period.
June 6, 2017
"Most adults in the U.S. drive cars even though it entails risks," Rob Atkinson told NPR. "Most adults will use IoT devices even though they involve risks because the benefits will vastly outweigh any potential risks. Moreover, as IoT progresses security will improve."
May 26, 2017
“Any time a business is trying to understand shipping demands, where clusters of populations are, where you're putting more of your resources, advertising,” they rely on the Census. “It's really such a basic dataset for how all businesses understand their customers,” said Josh New in U.S. News & World Report.
May 25, 2017
“It’s risky to say that we already have all the technologies we need to tackle climate change. The more bets we’re making now, the better positioned we’ll be to meet those challenges,” said David Hart in the New York Times. “The more bets we’re making now, the better positioned we’ll be to meet those challenges.”
May 22, 2017
The U.S. Senate began shoring up the security of its websites following a March report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, which reviewed 300 of the most popular of the more than 6,000 websites on more than 400 domains by which the U.S. government provides services. That got government's attention, Daniel Castro told the Washington Examiner.