Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

March 11, 2020
There is much to like in the European Commission’s newly released Industrial Strategy for Europe
March 9, 2020
The expansion of railroads across the United States in the late 1800s dramatically increased interconnections between communities, allowing businesses to reach new markets and incentivizing more efficient resource allocation. These effects are particularly salient today, given that the adoption of broadband has played a very similar role in the modern economy.
March 4, 2020
The United States needs to continue working, ideally in partnership with allies, to roll back the most egregious features of Chinese innovation mercantilism; it needs to encourage some transfer of U.S. production away from China to other nations; and it should develop and implement a robust domestic industrial strategy.
March 2, 2020
Cyberattacks are on the rise at all levels of government, but many small jurisdictions do not have the resources to protect themselves. Their vulnerability affects states and the federal government, who must pitch in.
March 2, 2020
Unless Congress takes specific action to reverse the administration’s plans, the president’s budget request will become binding on federal energy RD&D programs, eliminating vital activities.
February 28, 2020
The Murkowski-Manchin bill should become a building block of the durable climate policy we need. It deserves the support of everyone who understands the necessity of making radical reductions in global carbon emissions by 2050.
February 24, 2020
Germany implemented a minimum wage of €8.50 in 2015, impacting 15 percent of the country’s workers. A new study puts to rest concerns that the wage increases would kill jobs, showing that the policy had no impact on the unemployment rate of low-income workers.
February 24, 2020
It has become clear that the future of developed economies lies in advanced innovation industries—both in new tech industries and in many traditional industries that are being transformed by
February 23, 2020
The most common facial-recognition applications are benign—and Fourth Amendment protections, coupled with deeply held views about civil liberties, put limits on what government can do.
February 21, 2020
Creating the lean, dynamic technology assessment agency Congress needs today.

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