Blogs & Op-eds

December 1, 2018
As Rob Atkinson writes in The Hill, the empirical evidence shows that the current panic around the supposed growth of “monopolies” in the U.S. economy is vastly overstated.
November 29, 2018
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Rob Atkinson outlines the bottom-line conditions President Trump should demand from China for ending U.S.-imposed tariffs.
November 27, 2018
In an op-ed for Fox Business, Rob Atkinson responds to Elon Musk’s interview with Axios on HBO and calls for proactive support for artificial intelligence, rather than fear-mongering.
November 20, 2018
Investing now in carbon removal technologies would harness U.S. leadership in the environmental industry and give U.S. companies a head start in the emerging carbon pollution control market, Rob Atkinson writes in The Hill.
November 14, 2018
In response to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, Joe Kennedy writes that the European Commission finance ministers’ apparent decision to drop the proposed tax on revenues doesn’t significantly reduce the probability that U.S. companies will face higher taxes in the near future.
November 12, 2018
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that "No One at the Wheel" by Sam Schwartz dismisses the most important questions society needs to face as autonomou
November 10, 2018
As Rob Atkinson writes for The Hill, price controls and other steps to reduce drug company revenues would stifle knowledge generation and sharing, leaving future generations less access to effective new drugs than would otherwise be the case.
November 9, 2018
It has become widely accepted in the last several years that there has been a massive increase in income inequality in America, said to be behind the rise of populism on both the right and the left. It’s a compelling narrative, but is it borne out by evidence or simply accepted as true because it is a constant refrain?
November 1, 2018
As Joe Kennedy writes for InsideSources, this year’s Nobel Prize winners is economics show how a carbon tax would accelerate significantly the pace of innovation in clean-energy technologies.
October 30, 2018
In an explainer for RealClearPolicy, Joe Kennedy outlines how current antitrust principles remain capable of dealing with most threats to competition.

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