Critics are wrong about the value of an individual’s data, as they confuse the value data in aggregate can generate with the market price buyers will pay for individual data. Unfortunately, too many lawmakers have begun crafting policies stemming from these misguided notions leading to proposals that are bad for consumers and the digital economy.
Blogs & Op-eds
January 23, 2019
January 17, 2019
While expansive versions of a “Green New Deal” have grabbed attention on the left and denial that climate change is human-caused remains a major obstacle on the right, a centrist, bipartisan legislative coalition is emerging on climate and energy policy. It’s time to get things done.
January 16, 2019
Advisory Opinion on Right to Be Forgotten Should Be Reminder to France to Respect the Global Internet Community
If countries do not show proper restraint, they can easily sabotage the global Internet by imposing unreasonable obligations on companies and setting up scenarios where companies are forced into a no-win situation of having to comply with conflicting laws.
January 15, 2019
In a review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that anyone involved in managing any organization, large or small, is likely to find much to appreciate in “Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation” by Gary P. Pisano.
January 15, 2019
As Doug Brake writes for Morning Consult, the new House majority has a unique opportunity to make good on a campaign promise and lock in permanent protections for net neutrality.
January 13, 2019
As David Hart writes for The Hill, it’s time to turn talk into action: Green New Dealers need to embrace all forms of clean energy, not just renewables, and congressional Republicans must accept that government has a positive role to play in reshaping energy markets.
January 7, 2019
A brief recap of some of the biggest developments and surprises in agricultural biotechnology innovation in 2018.
December 28, 2018
In an op-ed for InsideSources, Daniel Castro and Michael McLaughlin explain how the rise of cashierless stores, enabled by facial recognition technology, may help reduce racial discrimination while shopping.
December 21, 2018
As David Hart writes for RealClearPolicy, climate advocates ought to double down on policies that would dramatically accelerate clean energy innovation.
December 20, 2018
While many medical interventions—from vaccines, anesthesia, antibiotics, and even eyeglasses—have initially seemed like playing god, interventions to manipulate directly the heritable genetic endowment fundamental not only to what makes us human, but to what makes each of us unique, had never been seen before.