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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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December 16, 2015
“Completion of this agreement is not just a win for exporters. It is also a win for the millions of potential new users around the world who can now access high-tech products at lower costs. Technology use is the key driver of productivity and growth in the global economy, so this is a victory for all involved,” said Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
December 16, 2015
“Unfortunately, creating restrictive rules for emerging technology at such an emerging stage in its development without clear evidence of how it could actually end up affecting consumers can have unintended consequences that limit innovation by restricting business models or even cost,” said Joshua New in Government Technology.
December 11, 2015
The ITA has been one of the most commercially successful trade deals in history. “The original agreement helped to boost annual worldwide information and communications technology trade from $1.2 trillion in 1996, when it took effect, to more than $5 trillion today,” said Stephen Ezell in the South China Morning Post.
December 8, 2015
“Having the same price throughout the EU means people in Slovenia, Greece, the Czech Republic will have to pay more for films than they do now. If you start charging them at Swedish prices, then all you will get is more piracy,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
December 7, 2015
“Internet access should not be a partisan issue. It shouldn’t even be a political issue. Broadband adoption is a real area of opportunity. If we put some effort and real government funding behind it, it can get a lot more people online, and have all sorts of spillover effects that benefit the entire economy and our productivity,” said Doug Brake in Wired.

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