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June 27, 2022

Latin America’s Advanced Industry Decline: What Explains the Region’s Poor Performance in Growing, or Even Retaining, Its Global Competitiveness in Advanced Industries?

If Latin America wants to avoid this fate, it needs to make a key decision: does it want to look east to China or north to the United States. The United States is leading the world in efforts to get China to roll back its unfair, mercantilist trade and economic policies. But that task will be much harder if the region sides with China or avoids the fight altogether and sits on the sidelines.

June 22, 2022

The World After Ukraine

Putin’s attack should galvanize real foreign policy, defense policy, and industrial policy cooperation among democratic, allied nations.

June 17, 2022

In the Global Battle Over Data Flows, Data Liberals Must Fight Back Against Data Nationalists and Interventionists

Nations embracing data liberalism, especially Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States, should work collectively to develop new rules to support data flows and more forcefully resist efforts to limit data flows.

June 16, 2022

India vs China: The Advanced Industry Production Race

While China surged ahead in 1995 in terms of advanced industry production, the current odds are stacked in India’s favour. If correct actions are taken, we can easily surpass China.

June 14, 2022

Korea’s Advanced Industry Success Story

Over the last quarter-century, Korea's advanced-industry performance has been superlative and lags only behind Taiwan.

June 13, 2022

How Flawed Thinking Limits America’s National Industrial Strategy

Before policymakers can act, there needs to be a consensus that there is a problem, and a role for policy in solving it. When it comes to competitiveness, too many in Washington don’t recognize this.

June 12, 2022

The Digital Markets Act: The Path to Overregulation

European regulation is on a collision course with innovation, and looms in the hazards of overregulation.

June 7, 2022

Government Adoption of Digital Identification Cards Is Still Too Slow

Digitizing identity in a secure manner is part of an overall evolution in digital government where residents can access services and interact with government more efficiently. Whether this is applying for public benefits through your smartphone—and no longer needing to enter your social security number—or if you’re pulled over for speeding on the interstate and forgot to grab your wallet when you left home.

May 31, 2022

Fact of the Week: UK Business Investment Is More Than One-Third Below Its Pre-Brexit Trend

The referendum likely discouraged business investment as uncertainty increased and firms redirected funds to prepare for an unknown post-Brexit landscape.

May 26, 2022

How an Antitrust Bill May Harm Consumers: The AICOA Bill Illustrated

It is time for members of Congress to reflect on the numerous unintended consequences of the AICOA bill, or else the passing of this bill will weaponize antitrust laws at the expense of innovation and consumer welfare.

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