Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

July 10, 2020
Online child exploitation is a serious problem that Congress should continue to investigate and law enforcement should continue to prosecute, but Congress should look for options that do not limit free speech and privacy or unnecessarily expose Internet companies to expensive lawsuits.
July 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a stark economic divide between jobs that can be done with little or no in-person interaction and those that cannot. The question is how to shift more jobs to the former category, and thereby increase stable employment while improving safety. The answer is by investing in automation.
July 9, 2020
A natural U.S.-India innovation partnership exists, but much more needs to happen to turn this into an alliance that both countries and their firms can rely for a sustainable future. One key component is around intellectual property.
July 8, 2020
Despite massive job losses for the overall economy, a number of occupations actually expanded employment over the last year. And in many of these, women comprise a higher share of total workers.
July 8, 2020
As the demands of remote government work extend from weeks to months, public-sector agencies must begin exploring tools like augmented and virtual reality for improved communication and collaboration.
July 7, 2020
AI detractors believe the potential risks of AI outweigh the benefits. But this ignores the overwhelming examples of how AI is having a positive impact in many areas of the economy and society. If EU policymakers want to foster rapid development and adoption of AI they should follow the innovation principle which says that when technological innovations benefit society and pose modest and not irreversible risks, government’s role should be to pave the way for widespread innovation while building guardrails, where necessary, to limit harms.
July 6, 2020
A new study examines the number of researchers in the public and private sectors between 1981 and 2017 across 20 OECD countries, finding that a doubling of private researchers increases productivity growth by 4.3 to 7.2 percent, while doubling public researchers increases productivity growth by 6.1 to 20.6 percent.
July 6, 2020
According to press reports, both the U.S Attorney General and most state attorneys general will file one or more antitrust cases against Google sometime this summer. If true, the United States would be going down a path already well-trod by the European Commission, which has conducted three antitrust cases against the company.
July 2, 2020
While economic policy should do more to reduce income inequality and Congress should seriously consider world-class worker training and adjustment assistance programs, our nation is doomed to second-class status if we cannot support all forms of productivity, including worker-replacing automation.
July 2, 2020
At the turn of the millennium, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) named the electricity grid the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century.

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