How Can We Boost Productivity?

Robert D. Atkinson August 10, 2010
August 10, 2010

In response to query on National Journal’s expert blogs feature on productivity, ITIF President Rob Atkinson explains that Washington policy makers devote too little attention to boosting productivity. With the baby boom generation retiring, productivity will be an important element in raising incomes and financing government in the years ahead. What is needed is a fresh approach to thinking about productivity. Contrary to conventional wisdom, government action can spur private sector productivity gains.