Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

April 23, 2010
The Washington Consensus believes government should not pick winners. The Washington Consensus is wrong.
March 29, 2010
ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro evaluates President Obama's Open Government initiative.
March 24, 2010
In his "Huffington Post" column, ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that the cheap theatrics surrounding the net neutrality debate stifle any chance of an intellectual exchange on the topic.
March 15, 2010
Twenty-five years ago the first dot-com was created. Today there are over 80 million dot-coms, creating $10 trillion in economic activity globally.
March 15, 2010
As the dot-com celebrates its 25th anniversary, Rob Atkinson looks forward to the next 25 years of the commercial Internet
March 6, 2010
Going beyond carbon emissions caps, innovation economists are calling for bold public-private partnerships to spur energy research
February 3, 2010
In this "BusinessWeek" blog Rob Atkinson describes the mounting global competition for renewable energy.
January 12, 2010
The debate over whole-body imaging for airport screening should focus on the merits of the technology, rather than privacy fears based on speculation and worst-case scenarios.
January 6, 2010
Piracy hurts the economy. Stopping piracy is important for creating American jobs.
December 31, 2009
The digital information revolution is not likely to produce a world that looks significantly different than the world of the recent past.