Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

May 27, 2020
As long as the Wall Street triumphalists’ unreflected “why worry?” thinking remains the norm, the urgently needed pursuit of a U.S. economic reform agenda will go nowhere.
May 27, 2020
In contrast to what critics might assert, now is not the time to undermine either the IP rights or reasonable pricing reimbursement approaches that have underpinned so much successful biomedical innovation, and which will be key to getting through this crisis.
May 26, 2020
The changing rate of technological advancement is a large source of controversy, with fears of both acceleration and stagnation. A new paper has sought to examine more granularly where this growth is occurring, identifying 1,757 technology domains and assessing the importance of new patents in those domains from 1976 to 2015.
May 26, 2020
The notion that The New York Times Company is improving privacy for its readers is pure illusion. The company is going to continue to deliver targeted ads to users. But instead of targeting ads to users based on profiles created by third-party ad networks, the company will be creating user profiles itself.
May 26, 2020
German philosopher Hegel postulated that history progresses through thesis, antithesis and then synthesis. Today we are seeing the first two dynamics with trade policy and attitudes towards globalization; we desperately need the third.
May 26, 2020
The WTO can’t afford to put negotiations on hold during COVID-19—it needs to turn from laggard to leader in moving to digital operations.
May 22, 2020
It is important to remember that companies are allowed, and even encouraged, to compete hard in the marketplace by offering customers better and cheaper products and services. The inevitable consequence of this is that firms with less competitive products lose market share.
May 21, 2020
Rob Atkinson and Clyde Prestowitz explain in the Washington Post why it is important for America and its allies to consider such measure as Beijing is trying to intimidate foreign governments.
May 20, 2020
The COVID crisis has highlighted more than ever the importance of information technology and the tech companies that produce it as many of us work at home, rely on e-commerce, and enjoy streaming video and social media. What is the impact of this on the so-called “techlash” and on broader perceptions of technology companies?
May 18, 2020
At some point with the development of a vaccine or an effective treatment, the economy will come back to normal. And when it does, so too will opposition to automation, at a time when we will need productivity more than ever to shrink the now massive debt-to-GDP ratio.

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