Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

April 3, 2018
The federal government can make key reforms that could better leverage the Internet of Things, ITIF’s Josh New writes for FedTech.
April 1, 2018
One of the biggest challenges that organizations face as they try to keep up with the growing number of cyberattacks is finding workers with the right skills, ITIF’s Daniel Castro writes for Government Technology Magazine.
March 29, 2018
Platforms should remove indisputably illegal content. But as the Center for Data Innovation’s Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, forcing platforms to remove less obviously illegal content would threaten lawful free speech.
March 29, 2018
In commentary for Fortune Magazine, ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write that America’s own antitrust policies perversely encourage the loss of technological leadership to rival nations.
March 24, 2018
In an article for National Review, ITIF President Rob Atkinson decodes the true meaning behind the official statements from the Chinese government in response to President Trump’s long-anticipated announcement of tough new actions against China’s mercantilist trade and economic policies.
March 16, 2018
The escalating jeremiad against “big tech” firms—particularly the idea that they are rapacious monopolists—has long since gone viral and is now hardening into conventional wisdom, but it is grounded in fallacies. Rob Atkinson explains in a reply to Charles Duhigg’s February 20 article, “The Case Against Google.”
March 13, 2018
The Internet of Things offers myriad benefits to European society. But the European Union’s forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation could throw sand in the gears of progress. As Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, policymakers should narrow the scope of the regulation while they still have the opportunity.
March 7, 2018
In an adaptation of their new book "Big Is Beautiful," Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind argue that large corporations are vilified in a way that obscures the innovation they spur and the steady jobs they produce.
March 2, 2018
The process of redrawing district boundaries every ten years is prone to political gamesmanship. As ITIF's Daniel Castro writes for GovTech, the best solution might be to simply take humans out of the loop and put an algorithm in charge.
March 1, 2018
The Trump administration has proposed an infrastructure plan that would help spur necessary investment. But it’s also time to modernize how we pay for infrastructure, says ITIF President Rob Atkinson in an op-ed for Real Clear Policy.

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