Blogs & Op-eds

May 7, 2018
The San Jose, California metro area raised its patent-to-population ratio by 84 percent from 1980 to 1990, and another 131 percent from 1990 to 2000, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 7, 2018
Any effective U.S. life-sciences innovation policy needs to level the global playing field by taking more forceful action to address unfair trade practices, Joe Kennedy writes for Stat News.
May 4, 2018
As Rob Atkinson and Mike Lind write for the New Republic, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt weren't the anti-corporate crusaders that they're portrayed as by populists today.
May 1, 2018
A response to the Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein, regarding his April 25 article, “Boeing and Airbus, the new ‘super duopoly’.”
May 1, 2018
This week is National Small Business Week. But, as ITIF President Rob Atkinson writes for Inside Sources, President Trump should declare a National Big Business Week, too.
April 30, 2018
Only 12.6 percent of Americans strongly believe that technology is making their lives better, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 30, 2018
As the Center for Data Innovation’s Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union should not make drastic changes to a proposed regulation to compel online platforms to publish their policies on third-party sellers and to apply those policies consistently.
April 30, 2018
Today’s grid-scale battery market is dominated by a single family of technologies. But as ITIF’s David Hart and MIT’s William Bonvillian write for The Hill, long term clean energy innovation will require a diverse array of alternative energy storage technologies.
April 30, 2018
Intellectual property rights go a long way to helping transform clever ideas into life-saving products that address global health challenges, ITIF’s Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz of the Southern Illinois University School of Law write for Brink News.
April 27, 2018
As part of the Washington Post’s annual “Spring Cleaning” feature, ITIF’s Daniel Castro says it’s time to get rid of Social Security numbers.

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