Populist antitrust enforcement appears to an ineviatble reality, albeit alternative paths lay ahead of us. American capitalism ought to be reformed differently for the benefit of consumers and of innovation.
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May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021
Korea’s progress has slowed over the last 15 years and its productivity performance, while still stronger than that of the U.S. and other global leaders, is slower than it was.
May 6, 2021
Numerous federal agencies have non-profit, non-governmental foundations that work with them to advance their missions.
May 3, 2021
Fact of the Week: Every 1 Percent Increase in Wages for Low-Skilled Jobs Leads to a 2 to 5 Percent Increase in Automation Innovation
If the United States wants to be globally competitive in automation-related technologies, especially vis-à-vis China, then policies to ensure higher wages for low-skilled workers are key, including expansionary fiscal and monetary policy for full employment, stronger limits on low-skill immigration, and a higher minimum wage.
May 2, 2021
Increasing liability for online marketplaces would hamper this growth, as online marketplaces would likely limit the sellers and products on their platform to minimize their risk, cutting off consumers from many legitimate options in the process.
April 29, 2021
In President Biden’s joint address to Congress, he highlighted his promise to improve America’s broadband. Under the American Jobs Plan, all Americans will have access to high-speed internet, including the 35% of rural American’s that still don’t have it.
April 28, 2021
Multiple states have introduced legislation to regulate drone operation by handing more power over to local authorities and imposing new rules and fees on drone usage.
April 27, 2021
The Biden administration needs to renew America’s role as a power trader, but with a new focus of maintaining its relative lead, economically and technologically, over China. It will require changes in the strategy and organization of U.S. trade policy.
April 26, 2021
Fact of the Week: Increasing R&D 10 percent per 100 Lab Scientists Can Yield a 2 Percent Increase in Patent Applications
Funding for federal laboratories is critical to accomplish key national missions. But policymakers have realized it also drives technology commercialization.
April 23, 2021
Big organizational reforms that move heavy boxes on agency org charts is supposedly the new third rail in Washington politics. Maybe so, but if we want to compete effectively with China, it’s time to step on the third rail.