Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

March 12, 2021
Healthy enterprises are the prerequisites for production, which in turn is the prerequisite for consumption, growth, and prosperity.
March 12, 2021
The sectors that have suffered the most in the pandemic are laggard sectors—laggard, that is, in moving from old-fashioned, labor-intensive and low-wage business models to innovative, capital-intensive, technology- and skilled-based ways of delivering goods and services. Upgrading these backward industries into high-wage, technology-intensive sectors must be a priority.
March 9, 2021
Amidst an unprecedented pace of innovation, some 90 developing nations, led by India and South Africa, have petitioned the WTO’s TRIPS Council calling for a waiver to suspend all IP rights associated with COVID-19 innovations—again asserting the false narrative that IP rights inhibit access to medicines.
March 8, 2021
“Anti-monopoly” is now the solution de jour for all that ails the U.S. economy, just as it was in the early New Deal. That latest example of this trend is the “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act” (or “CALERA”), introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, in an effort to “better protect competition in the American economy.”
March 8, 2021
These strong effects point to the tremendous spillover benefits that medical innovations have on the labor market and the economy as a whole.
March 7, 2021
Passing a time-limited tax incentive for firms that move Chinese production to U.S. Labor Department–designated “labor surplus areas” would weaken China’s economic and technological capabilities by reducing production there while strengthening U.S. capabilities by increasing domestic production, and it would help economically distressed and disadvantaged cities and counties across the nation.
March 1, 2021
The winning party this year represents a new kind of liberalism just as the Republican Party of 1980 represented a new kind of conservatism.
February 26, 2021
Forcing digital platforms to pay for news content they link to represents an attack on a fundamental principle on which the Internet was built.
February 24, 2021
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law kicks off a series of hearings this week that should focus first and foremost on ensuring that antitrust fosters consumer welfare. They should evaluate large technology platforms on a single question: Is what they are doing good for average Americans, while not engaging in clearly anticompetitive conduct?