California is racing towards imposing a sweeping new privacy law that would cost businesses billions and stands to be overruled in just a few years.
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June 29, 2020
Censorship and U.S. Content Exports to China: Why We Need Better Market Access, Not Cultural Decoupling
There is a vibrant debate underway in Washington about how to respond to China, particularly its “innovation mercantilist” policies.
June 22, 2020
Fact of the Week: Labor Productivity Grew Less Than 0.4 Percent Annually During the Industrial Revolution in the United Kingdom
Labor productivity growth during the U.K.'s Industrial Revolution averaged below 0.4 percent from 1770 to 1830, and only gradually increased to about 0.8 percent in 1860.
June 18, 2020
If there are cases of companies abusing the L-1 process, such as using it instead of the H1B visa (for which there are caps) then Immigration and Customs Enforcement should penalize the guilty companies, although these cases appear to be quite limited. But cutting off the program entirely will only hurt the U.S. economy.
June 16, 2020
Regardless of where one stands on police reform, banning facial recognition for law enforcement makes little sense. To understand the reasons, consider some of the most popular ideas for responding to police violence.
June 15, 2020
Fact of the Week: Chinese Firms Led By A CEO Without A College Degree File 28 Percent Fewer Patent Applications
Researchers estimate that Chinese companies with a CEO who has less than a college degree invest 1.6 percent less of their assets into R&D and file 28 percent fewer patent applications.
June 15, 2020
A “French Airbnb” is a bad idea. It is based on politically biased motives and a misguided application of industrial policy, seeks to dominate a market that is longer up for grabs, will fail for lack of credibility and, even if it were to succeed, it will not add value for consumers.
June 12, 2020
COVID-19 has imposed terrible health and economic costs on the world. But if governments invest wisely in technology and innovation in response, they can help move their economies and societies forward.
June 9, 2020
Congress Needs to Follow Germany’s Lead and Include a “Package for the Future” in Its Next Recovery Package
As Congress considers a phase 4 stimulus package, it would be a mistake to focus only on short-term recovery measures, as important as they are.
June 8, 2020
The Census Bureau significantly expanded data gathering about the digital economy in 2017, for the first time including the service sector. It has now released 2018 data, identifying $8.3 trillion in e-commerce revenue, up $633 billion from 2017.