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February 1, 2016
The U.S. is relying too much on monetary policy to spur economic growth and not focusing enough on needed investments in foundational assets that drive productivity and increase wages.
January 20, 2016
European countries captured eight of the top 10 slots in a new global ranking of how countries’ domestic policies support worldwide innovation.
January 20, 2016
The United States ranks 10th in how its domestic policies support worldwide innovation.
January 19, 2016
After a public vote, ITIF announced that it has given its annual Luddite Award to a loose coalition of scientists and luminaries who stirred fear and hysteria by raising alarms that artificial intelligence could spell doom for humanity.
January 11, 2016
In their bid for a greater share of the global innovation economy, seven countries sought advantage in 2015 by embracing some of the world’s most glaring examples of protectionist and trade-distorting public policies.

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News Clips

April 28, 2016
“While America is still the world leader, other nations are gaining on us, so the U.S. cannot afford to rest on its laurels,” said Stephen Ezell in the Wall Street Journal. “It is important for policymakers to build on efforts the Obama administration has undertaken to ensure the U.S. does not get out paced.”
April 22, 2016
“I think the EU got this wrong. Google has created an operating system that has a lot of clear benefit to consumers. And what they are trying to do is find a balance between providing an open system that anyone can innovate with and a system that delivers the kind interoperability, usability, and security that consumers expect,” said Daniel Castro on the BBC World Service’s Tech Tent.
April 13, 2016
“We are disappointed that the Article 29 Working Party has not affirmed the adequacy of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework,” said Daniel Castro in The Hill. “While members of the Article 29 Working Party should continue to offer suggestions on how to strengthen this agreement—and there are opportunities for improvement—the opportunity for improvement should not preclude official approval of the agreement.”
April 13, 2016
“This legislation is a long overdue remedy to the loopholes in ECPA that treat data stored in the cloud differently than data stored on a local computer,” said Daniel Castro in Tech Crunch. “Americans expect that their data will receive Fourth Amendment protections regardless of the means used to store it, and this legislation will help bridge that divide.”
April 8, 2016
“In short, this bill sets up a legal paradox that would further muddy the waters about how and when the government can compel the private sector to assist in gaining access to private information,” said Daniel Castro in Re/code.

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