In an op-ed for Morning Consult, Daniel Castro writes that Do Not Track legislation shares little in common with the national Do Not Call Registry and would leave consumers worse off.
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May 23, 2019
May 22, 2019
In an op-ed for RealClearPolicy, Daniel Castro writes that policymakers should allow law enforcement to use facial recognition technology to make communities safer while also providing additional oversight, testing, and guidance to protect the rights of all Americans.
May 20, 2019
Fact of the Week: Chinese Patents Received 90 Percent as Many Citations as Other Countries From 2001 to 2009, but only 32 Percent as Many Foreign Citations
China’s patent output has grown dramatically in recent years, both in terms of the volume of patents submitted for international protection under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and in terms of the number of citations those patents receive, a standard measure of a patent’s importance. New research breaking down the sources of those citations raises significant doubts about whether the growth in Chinese patent citations is as meaningful as it appears.
May 20, 2019
In an article for American Affairs, Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind explain why national developmentalism should guide American economic policy at home and abroad.
May 13, 2019
Fact of the Week: Young U.K. Firms That Adopt Cloud Computing Services Experience 13 Percent Higher Job Growth Than Comparable Firms Without Access to Cloud Services
By providing remote access to data storage, processing, and software, cloud computing lets firms easily scale their computing needs and avoid the large fixed costs of IT infrastructure, which allows small firms to operate and expand more efficiently. New research into cloud adoption by firms in the United Kingdom supports this reasoning.
May 8, 2019
The legal uncertainty created by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is becoming so common, it’s starting to go unnoticed.
May 6, 2019
Fact of the Week: Ethiopian Youth Given $300 Start-up Grants at Random had 36 Percent Higher Wages After one Year, but no Effect After Five Years
When attempting to evaluate the effect that a policy intervention can have on development or innovation, researchers and policymakers routinely look to short-term impacts, both out of urgency and because of the difficulty in maintaining contact with participants over several years.
May 2, 2019
In an article for National Review, Rob Atkinson writes that, at its heart, Chinese state capitalism is a system in which the purpose of firms — private and public — is to fulfill the goals of the Communist Party.
April 23, 2019
As David Hart writes for InsideSources, a cold war on global warming would fight climate change in ways that the Green New Deal and New Manhattan Project cannot.
April 8, 2019
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that "Jump-Starting America" is an important and interesting book about the future of the United States.