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October 18, 2021
You’d think that pundits, advocates, and public officials would make some attempt to rely on data. But alas, that is not the case.
October 18, 2021
In many areas of economic policy, initial studies turn out to be incorrect, yet they take on a life of their own, being quoted, cited and tweeted to such an extent that few people bother to question their veracity.
October 18, 2021
When factoring in the high value of positive externalities created by new drugs, consumer prices become a small price to pay for the wealth of private and public benefits that biopharmaceutical innovations create.
October 14, 2021
Most EU policymakers don’t understand that the way to compete with American tech giants is not to take them on directly, but to rely on Schumpeterian competition.
October 11, 2021
If the United States is to effectively advance its interests, which now hinge on spurring faster and deeper digital innovation and transformation, then U.S. policymakers need to recognize how the geopolitical economy has fractured in the digital age and embrace a new framework better suited to the times: national developmentalism.
October 11, 2021
Econometric research found that farmers with access to extension services, where agents visit farmers directly to share new information and technology, were over 18 percent more likely to adopt improved rice varieties than farmers lacking extension services.
October 8, 2021
Raising taxes on companies that compete in global markets, particularly in knowledge-intensive, high-value-added industries, is a recipe for a larger trade deficit, fewer good jobs, and a weaker national defense industrial base.
October 4, 2021
Fax machines have largely disappeared from private-sector offices, yet remain in many state and local government agencies. Eliminating them will not only save money, but also push forward digital services.
October 4, 2021
It’s time for Washington to take U.S. manufacturing decline, especially in advanced sectors, more seriously.
October 4, 2021
Facebook has been actively investigating the potential negative impacts of its platforms so it can build better products. Congress should be encouraging this. But last week’s Senate hearing on what Facebook has learned about Instagram’s impact on teenage girls sent the opposite message.

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