News Clips

March 18, 2018
As noted by the Wall Street Journal, an ITIF report says tariffs on information and communications technology products would lower overall U.S. productivity growth.
March 16, 2018
The Hill covered ITIF’s report showing that tariffs on China’s information and communications technology imports would lead to billions in losses for the U.S. economy.
March 15, 2018
A story for Forbes discusses ITIF’s report showing AI-based technologies will provide a tremendous boost to society and their development should not therefore be slowed down to protect a relatively small number of workers.  Instead, much more should be done to help those people adapt.
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."