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May 7, 2024

Technology Fears and Scapegoats: 40 Myths about Privacy, Jobs, AI, and Today’s Innovation Economy

Technologies and tech companies are accused of creating a myriad of societal problems. This book exposes them as mostly myths, falsehoods, and exaggerations.

April 19, 2024

Canada’s 2024 Federal Budget: The Good, the Bad, and the Maybe for Innovation, Productivity, and Competitiveness

The word “innovation” appears a total of 97 times and “productivity” 63 times in Canada’s 2024 federal budget, and many measures targeted towards innovation and productivity reflect that focus. However, some of the funds being disbursed are tangential at best to actually addressing Canada’s declining productivity and supporting Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

April 19, 2024

Accelerating Digital Technology Adoption Among U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Helping SME manufacturers adopt digital technologies will boost productivity, expand output, and allow them to simultaneously raise wages, compete in global markets, and be more flexible in their production processes.

April 15, 2024

How Innovative Is China in the Chemicals Industry?

China is leading in chemical production, especially basic chemicals. And while it is currently lagging behind on innovation—especially in more complex fine chemicals—all signs suggest it will catch up with the global leaders within the next decade or two.

April 15, 2024

Fact of the Week: Participation in Global Value Chains Raises Firms’ Labor Productivity by 20 Percent

A recent working paper found that, overall, global value chain participation raises labor productivity by about 20 percent.

April 13, 2024

Congress Should Fund the Creation of a Similarity Checker for Music

A landmark ruling in 2015 made it harder for artists and record labels to determine where permissible influence and interpolation become impermissible appropriation and plagiarism. Congress should make things more consistent, accurate, and fair by directing the Copyright Office to launch a competition for the private sector to come up with an AI-enabled tool to compare how similar a musical composition or recording is to existing copyright-protected works.

April 12, 2024

Large Firms Generate Positive Productivity and Non-Productivity Spillovers for Their Suppliers

Policymakers should not follow neo-Brandeisian calls to break up large companies because such actions will only hurt the economy and small firms

April 12, 2024

Review of the Proposed American Privacy Rights Act

In many regards, the proposed American Privacy Rights Act is a reasonable bipartisan compromise, though its draft language still has plenty of opportunities for fine-tuning and three provisions in particular that would have serious negative economic consequences if passed into law.

April 10, 2024

Testimony to FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez Regarding “Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet”

There is no more important broadband policy goal than realizing the benefits of connectivity for all Americans. The draft item’s decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II service is counterproductive to those values, and an FCC that prioritizes connectivity and the public interest would not adopt it.

April 10, 2024

Privacy Bill Faceoff: Comparing the APRA and ADPPA

Recent history has demonstrated that any federal privacy bill faces an uphill battle toward becoming law. However, the vast similarities between the APRA and ADPPA are cause for cautious optimism.

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