The bottom line analysis of China’s recent statement is that part of this trade war, which China launched two decades ago, will be won or lost in the court of global opinion. The media, policymakers and citizens around the world should not fall for the Chinese spin that it is the victim writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
July 13, 2018
Before we give into fears that an eventual last human worker will have nothing left to do but turn out the lights, remember that similar alarms have sounded throughout history and it has never ended the way people expected it would at the time writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
July 11, 2018
Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on China’s Predatory Trade and Investment Strategy
In testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rob Atkinson stated that taking firm and strategic action against Chinese predatory, mercantilist practices is long overdue.
July 5, 2018
Trump’s approach to tariffs has drawn widespread criticism, sparking a debate in which partisans have made all sorts of claims and counter-claims. This briefing sets the record straight on 10 important points of fact.
July 3, 2018
Comments to the USDA on the Agriculture Marketing Service's Proposed Regulations to Implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
ITIF submitted comments to the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service's proposed regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, aka "GMO" labeling.
July 2, 2018
While the hardcore populist Big Tech and ISP haters will only be satisfied with radical breakups or regulated monopolies, or even public ownership model, polls show most Americans understand it is important to have private companies with strong incentives to be efficient, innovate, and provide ever-increasing product quality, and that it’s a bad idea for government to run them writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files
June 18, 2018
Despite assertions by President Trump that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is charging too little for package delivery, the evidence shows that package delivery is not subsidized and, in fact, that package revenue is playing a key role in shoring up shaky USPS finances.
June 15, 2018
In order to fully capture the benefits of the emerging production revolution, EU policy makers and the European public must embrace, rather than slow down, the emergence or artificial intelligence and the transformation of most EU industries.
June 12, 2018
If progressives want to get a higher minimum wage over the finish line, it’s time for them to make the case for a higher minimum wage on the grounds of growth first and fairness second, writes ITIF President Rob Atkinson for Democracy Journal.
June 8, 2018
It’s time for all parties—left, right, and center—to focus on the most important thing vis-à-vis Chinese trade policy: rolling back the unfair, mercantilist policies underlying the “Made in China, 2025” strategy. Everything else is just a sideshow writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.