News Clips

September 23, 2019
InsideSources interview ITIF President Rob Atkinson as part of a series of Q&As with leading policy professionals in Washington, D.C. 
September 19, 2019
“Drug companies need to make significant revenues on successful drugs because it takes around 10-12 years to get innovative drugs to market, and 90 percent of all prospects end in failure,” Rob Atkinson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Atkinson said people need affordable drugs and the best way to reduce prices are by “extending affordable insurance, reducing regulatory costs and increasing investment on basic life-sciences research.”
September 18, 2019
Redirecting more research-and-development funds to areas including robotics, 3-D printing and autonomous vehicles could juice productivity growth rates and increase federal revenue, Rob Atkinson told the Wall Street Journal. “A national R&D agenda around productivity would have the salutary effects of helping us be more globally competitive,” he said.
September 13, 2019
“I worry that the techlash is going to have detrimental effects,” Rob Atkinson told the Christian Science Monitor. “Ultimately, that’s playing into the hands of China.”
September 12, 2019
As ITIF told Mercury News, “instead of banning facial recognition technology, California policymakers should create guardrails to prevent potential abuses.”
September 11, 2019
“The U.S. has a major advantage because of the investment from private companies. Right now it has been enough in terms of securing the lead,” Michael McLaughlin told the South China Morning Post. “But it is unclear whether it will be enough in the future.”
September 10, 2019
“Ms. Vestager is at the vanguard of tougher tech industry regulation on both sides of the Atlantic,” Joe Kennedy told the New York Times. “The strong danger now is that we’ll have overregulation, rather than under-regulation.”
September 10, 2019
As Bloomberg reports, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios told the audience at a Center for Data Innovation event that the “United States holds the competitive edge in this field.” 
September 4, 2019
“The U.S. is getting more opportunities for platforms to scale,” Eline Chivot told PBS. “But in Europe, because of the regulations in place, they’re limited in possibility to grow.”
September 4, 2019
As Axios notes, a new ITIF report shows the challenge of enacting even comparatively modest goals related to energy research and development, despite some support across the aisle for increases as Congress keeps rebuffing White House calls for deep cuts.

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