Because online legal services are a direct threat to revenues, the legal industry has used its regulatory power to thwart the emergence of these cheaper online legal offerings.
July 10, 2006
Public Versus Private Restraints on the Online Distribution of Contact Lenses: A Distinction Without a Difference
ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that private restraints to limit the online sale of contact lenses are anti-competitive and anti-consumer.
July 6, 2006
In a recent article in Foreign Affairs entitled "Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution," noted economist Alan Blinder presented a provocative and disturbing thesis: the offshoring of service sector jobs is not just a routine extension of international trade, but a "third industrial revolution" likely to lead to one of every three American jobs being shipped overseas.
June 1, 2006
Governments must think of themselves less as direct providers of e-government services and more as enablers of third-party integrators that tie together multiple agencies across multiple levels of government to package government services in user-friendly ways.
May 30, 2006
Rob Atkinson and Phil Weiser propose a three-part, "third way" solution that allows incumbent broadband providers to offer managed broadband services, provided that they also offer a basic and growing open, non-discriminatory "best-efforts" Internet service.
May 4, 2006
On May 4th, ITIF President Rob Atkinson debated radio frequency identification (RFID) foe Katherine Albrecht at the 16th Annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.
April 21, 2006
Will We Build It and If We Do Will They Come: Is the U.S. Policy Response to the Competitiveness Challenge Adequate to the Task?
Remarks by Rob Atkinson at the 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Conference.
April 12, 2006
This web-memo analyzes U.S. broadband performance compared to other nations and argues that the traditional excuses for poor U.S. performance do not hold.
March 7, 2006
A Rob Atkinson report on postal service reform from the Progressive Policy Institute.
February 28, 2005
Taking into account the historical record, the book discusses the shortcomings of prevailing liberal and conservative economic doctrines and lays out a new growth economics agenda aimed at maximizing the productivity and innovation-enhancing forces of the New Economy.