News Clips

January 10, 2018
“When you look at manufacturing labor productivity stats over the last 3 years, they are abysmal,” ITIF’s Rob Atkinson told “Shocking low if not negative in some quarters. Job creation with negative productivity cannot be the goal.”
January 8, 2018
A new ITIF report finds significant differences in the levels of industry-funded university research taking place in different states. According to the report, North Carolina had the highest level of industry-funded university research.
January 2, 2018
The Center for Data Innovation’s Nick Wallace told the Wall Street Journal that punishing major data users could backfire if that leads them to innovate less. Smaller companies can’t afford to pick up the slack in consumer-friendly advances. “If policy makers fail to see that distinction, then it could stifle innovation in Europe,” he said.
December 21, 2017
ITIF’s Joe Kennedy said Uber in the U.S. benefits from an atmosphere more welcoming to disruption than exists in Europe, where “they’re much more concerned with the precautionary principle, that innovations should be viewed skeptically until you figure out all the consequences.”
December 19, 2017
“In the short term, little to nothing is going to be changing,” said ITIF’s Doug Brake. “The ISPs have the best sort of regulatory framework that they could hope for. I think they’re going to be cautious. To the extent that there are changes, they’re going to be incremental.”
December 16, 2017
A provocative paper from ITIF says that we need the robots to destroy more jobs – not fewer. Why? Because it is only by replacing old ways of working with new ones that we will ever be able to increase productivity, and make society wealthier. 
December 15, 2017
For every 1-percent decrease in research and development, the nation’s gross domestic product decreases by $23 billion, according to a 2012 report by ITIF. Failure to fund research is a failure to support Texas.
December 15, 2017
Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, warned against following Europe too closely in their cyber policies, due to concerns that Europe’s intense regulation will limit innovation.
December 14, 2017
Doug Brake, senior policy analyst at ITIF, is a fan of reclassification, but an even bigger fan of Congress stepping in to clarify what rules there should be. 
December 13, 2017
Daniel Castro, vice president of ITIF, made the case that AI adds a layer of analytics that uncovers actionable insights that clinicians would be incapable of providing on their own, while boosting quality.