Available April 6 from MIT Press, this provocative book argues that small businesses are not the drivers of our prosperity. Big firms are better for job creation, productivity, innovation, and most other economic benefits. Governments should stop tipping the scales toward small and adopt “size neutral” policies that encourage companies of all sizes to grow.
April 6, 2018
March 21, 2018
GMOs can save civilization by addressing the major challenges of food security, carbon emissions, and environmental stewardship in a way that benefits farmers, consumers, and biodiversity writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
March 19, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: There Were 74 Industrial Robots per 10,000 Workers Globally in 2016, up From 66 in 2015, a 12 Percent Increase
The global average for industrial robots per 10,000 workers increased to 74 robots in 2016 from 66 robots in 2015, a 12 percent increase, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 16, 2018
The escalating jeremiad against “big tech” firms—particularly the idea that they are rapacious monopolists—has long since gone viral and is now hardening into conventional wisdom, but it is grounded in fallacies. Rob Atkinson explains in a reply to Charles Duhigg’s February 20 article, “The Case Against Google.”
March 16, 2018
Raising the cost of ICT products by levying tariffs on ICT imports from China would reduce growth in U.S. ICT investments, which would lower productivity growth, and thus economic growth.
March 13, 2018
The Internet of Things offers myriad benefits to European society. But the European Union’s forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation could throw sand in the gears of progress. As Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, policymakers should narrow the scope of the regulation while they still have the opportunity.
March 12, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: When 12 African Nations Gained Access to High-Speed Internet, it Raised Employment Rates by an Average of 10 Percent
After the deployment of high-speed Internet in 12 African countries, 10 percent of employment growth could be attributed to that development, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 8, 2018
Rob Atkinson participated in a public workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. The workshop explored issues regarding competition in the contact lens marketplace, consumer access to contact lenses, prescription release and portability, and related subjects.
March 8, 2018
Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Next Generation Connectivity
In testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, ITIF Director of Telecom Policy Doug Brake encouraged the continued reliance on the competitive private sector to deploy 5G networks and address supply chain security concerns through ongoing review as a component of a broader strategy to guide China to a rule-of-law, market driven framework on trade and intellectual property.
March 7, 2018
In an adaptation of their new book "Big Is Beautiful," Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind argue that large corporations are vilified in a way that obscures the innovation they spur and the steady jobs they produce.