Perhaps the most important step developing nations need to take is throw lump-of-labor thinking overboard and embrace productivity growth, including from technology like self-service gas stations.
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July 26, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes for Morning Consult, the Senate should embrace innovation and charge the Department of Transportation with establishing a national road user charging system.
July 25, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes in National Review, increasing productivity cuts costs, which are passed on to consumers and workers through lower prices and higher wages.
July 24, 2019
The net result of this legislation would be to increase support for research by start-ups without breaking the link between the credit and actual taxes paid. This should significantly bolster the U.S. innovation ecosystem.
July 24, 2019
Empêcher l’accès des individus à une information précieuse sur leur propre héritage génétique, potentiellement essentielle à leur santé et économiquement bénéfique, semble injustifiée et rétrograde.
July 23, 2019
Taiwanese taxi firms are pushing for regulation that would force ride-sharing platforms out of the market. As Joe Kennedy writes in the Taipei Times, policymakers should allow them to compete.
July 22, 2019
If the history of automation teaches us anything, it is that while automation can temporarily displace some workers it also raises living standards for society by reducing costs, improving quality, and allowing people to concentrate on higher-value work.
July 18, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for the Providence Journal, there are four core principles policymakers should keep in mind when directing antitrust scrutiny toward Internet companies.
July 12, 2019
With China becoming more assertive, one might think Taiwan would feel the need to increase productivity and innovation, including by working more closely with U.S. companies. Apparently not.
July 1, 2019
In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro writes that the United States should avoid repeating the GDPR's mistakes and instead strive to create a national privacy framework that streamlines regulation, pre-empts state laws, establishes basic consumer data rights and minimizes the impact on innovation.