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October 2, 2023

America Doesn’t Import Too Much From China; the Real Problem Is U.S. Exports Are Too Low

America’s imports from China look large because China is so large. But proportionally, they’re less than those from the other Asian tigers. America’s large trade deficit stems primarily from its lack of high-value manufacturing exports, not just to China but to the world.

October 2, 2023

Podcast: Getting Export Controls Right, With Kevin Wolf

Export controls exist at the perilous intersection of economic policy and national security. What could go wrong?

October 2, 2023

Exploring Data-Sharing Models to Maximize Benefits From Data

Data-driven innovation has the potential to be a massive force for progress. Data sharing enables organizations to increase the utility and value of the data they control and gain access to additional data controlled by others.

October 2, 2023

Fact of the Week: Broadband Adoption Explains 12 Percent of the Reduction in Medicare Patients’ Mortality

A recent study concluded that broadband expansion explained 12 percent of the overall reduction in the mortality and readmission rates between 1999 and 2008.

September 29, 2023

Letter to the Senate Committee On Aging Regarding Ensuring Accessible Government Technology

The federal government is currently failing to ensure its technology is accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, and veterans.

September 28, 2023

Maybe Everything Isn’t Tech’s Fault

Two recent headlines show that critics will go to absurd lengths to condemn tech, and policymakers should be wary of the potential consequences of so much misplaced blame.

September 27, 2023

Comments to the FTC and DOJ Regarding Premerger Notification Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements

The proposal to use a 10-year time frame that does not exempt acquisitions of entities with annual net sales or total assets over $10 million is not only vitiated by an ill-founded concern about underenforcement of killer acquisitions in fast-moving technology markets, but would place additional burdens on parties complying with the HSR Act that are not justified by their informational value to agencies.

September 26, 2023

The Federal Government Is Falling Behind on AI Skills, But Here Is How It Can Catch Up

As the U.S. government seeks to accelerate its adoption of AI, federal agencies should fully evaluate AI literacy and skills in their respective workforces so that they can address critical skills gaps before falling even further behind in AI adoption.

September 25, 2023

Comparing Canadian and U.S. R&D Leaders in Advanced Sectors

R&D-intensive companies are key to national growth and competitiveness. Canada lags far behind the United States and the rest of the world in R&D-intensive firms. The Canadian government should consider reforming and expanding its SR&ED tax incentive.

September 25, 2023

Comments Regarding the Department of Commerce’s Waiver Proposal For the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program

The proposed waivers would enhance BEAD funding recipients’ ability to provide rapid access to high-quality broadband to all Americans, and the Department should ensure the limitations of these waivers do not hamstring deployment any more than necessary.

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