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December 2, 2021
After a shaky lead up, the first U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) meeting in Pittsburgh got the TTC off the starting blocks, but that was the easiest part. The hard work lies ahead in traversing the obstacle course and getting to the finish line. Officials need to show progress in bringing the post-summit joint statement (and its ten working groups (WG)) to life before TTC principals reconvene again in the spring of 2022.
December 2, 2021
If Canada wants a growing, competitive economy with higher productivity and wages, policymakers need to recognize the critical role that large businesses play.
November 30, 2021
Opponents of facial recognition technologies frequently try to pit the debate as one between the government and ordinary Americans.
November 29, 2021
The EU and the U.S. need to address the real technology competitiveness challenge, which is China.
November 29, 2021
Given the scale of value incurred due to innovation investment, policymakers should prioritize increasing government R&D expenditures and improving private incentives for innovation investment.
November 29, 2021
Biotechnology cannot solve the whole climate problem on its own, but unlike nuclear fusion, which has been “30 years off” for the last 50 years, bioengineered innovations have already transformed agriculture. With gene-editing, doubling agricultural productivity by 2050 is well within reach.
November 29, 2021
The tech industry is staring into the hot glare of political klieg lights these days, and it turns out that is no accident: An organized campaign has been working behind the scenes to push an ideological agenda in Washington. (This is a parody—but just barely.)
November 22, 2021
Capitol Hill is awash in proposals to stem allegedly out-of-control drug prices, but in their zealousness to rein in drug prices, policymakers risk imperiling drug innovation to the detriment of patients and the economy. The better way to produce more medical cures at lower cost over the long haul will be to double down on innovation, not deter it.
November 22, 2021
Low-productivity firms that may find themselves lagging in today’s economy have the opportunity to catch up to frontier firms by increasing their investments in software to build a digital presence for consumers and to digitally streamline workplace operations.
November 19, 2021
Competitiveness is advanced when a policy helps firms in non-resource-based traded sectors to effectively compete in global markets. By that standard, the vast majority of the spending in the infrastructure and BBB packages will have little to no effect on competitiveness.

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