Blogs & Op-eds

April 23, 2018
American childen born to parents in the top 1 percent of the income distribution are 10 times more likely to grow up to be an inventor than those born to parents with incomes below the median, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 23, 2018
In an op-ed for RealClearPolicy, ITIF’s Stephen Ezell outlines ten alternatives to tariffs that would roll back China’s unfair trade practices.
April 18, 2018
As the Center for Data Innovation’s Joshua New writes for Morning Consult, mostly lost in the din of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies was any consideration for the fact that Facebook data serves the broader public interest by providing a valuable resource for scientific research.
April 16, 2018
The average Swedish startup that survives into the sixth year of doing business creates less than one new job, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 16, 2018
While some lawmakers prepared for the high-profile hearings with well thought-out questions, some seemed to misunderstand how social networks and the digital economy works writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
April 13, 2018
As Congress considers the next budget, ITIF’s David Hart and Colin Cunliff write for Utility Dive that it should reject cuts to spending on energy research, development and demonstration.
April 12, 2018
Putting a nonprofit in charge of a social media platform like Facebook would decrease the security of consumers’ personal data, damage the digital ecosystem, and ultimately lead to less innovation in online services, leaving consumers worse off.
April 12, 2018
Europe’s economic challenge is multifaceted, but as ITIF President Rob Atkinson writes for The Telegraph, one simple step all European governments can take to improve economic performance would be to stop favoring small firms.
April 10, 2018
As ITIF’s Daniel Castro writes for The Hill, privacy rules like those in Europe probably would not have prevented the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but they would have stymied the U.S. digital economy and hurt consumers.
April 9, 2018
When the prices for ICT capital goods decrease, consumers gain in the form of lower prices for ICT services, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.