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August 15, 2022

Fact of the Week: China Now Leads the World in the Number of Top-Cited Scientific Research Papers Produced

A recent report by Japan’s National Institute of Standards and Technology found that China accounted for 4,744 of the approximately 17,440 scientific research papers that made up the top 1 percent in terms of citations. This accounted for 27.2 percent of that group.

August 10, 2022

A Tribute to FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips

During his four years of service, Commissioner Phillips proved himself to be a tremendously kind and knowledgeable person, making extraordinary contributions to the FTC’s work.

August 8, 2022

Fact of the Week: The U.S. Share of Global VC Investments Received Fell to 47 Percent in 2020 From 80 Percent in 2000

Venture capital (VC) in the United States grew much faster in 2010-2020 than it did in 2000-2010, however there is a staggering rise of global VC that is causing the share in the U.S. to drop.

August 5, 2022

It’s Not Up for Debate. Remote and Hybrid Are the Future of Work—Even for Federal Employees

Though telework presents unique challenges, particularly in cybersecurity, Congress and the federal government should be thoughtful in its adoption, not obstinate in accessing its benefits just because an opposing party’s administration has made it a priority.

August 5, 2022

Senate Reconciliation Legislation Fails to Reconcile the Interests of Biomedical Innovation and Drug Price Affordability

The bill fails to recognize three critical realities: 1) that drug prices are, in fact, not a significant driver of raging inflation; 2) that there exist better mechanisms to reform Medicare Part D drug pricing practices; 3) that mandated government price controls do inflict serious harm on nations’ life-sciences innovation systems.

August 4, 2022

China Gallingly Seeks Greater Influence in Foreign Cultural Markets While Continuing to Severely Restrict Access to Its Own

U.S. policymakers must insist that China comply with its WTO commitments in cultural and entertainment industries and, more broadly, adopt an approach that Chinese enterprises are permitted no more access to U.S. cultural and entertainment markets than U.S. companies receive in China.

August 4, 2022

Publishers Want to Deter Theft Not Kill Libraries

Internet Archive is not a noble, Robin Hood organization being bullied by the hierarchy for helping the poor and needy, despite the story EFF and its anti-IP allies continue to spin. Rather, this is a simple case of an organization stealing from creators to justify its “information wants to be free ideology,” then trying to redirect blame, hoping to garner sympathy for its wrongdoing rather than simply compensating rightsholders.

August 3, 2022

The Minimum Corporate Income Tax Provision Will Hurt U.S. Competitiveness and Threatens to Exacerbate Inflation

It is important that policymakers properly rethink the effects of the corporate AMT, especially in an inflationary period, and realize that better sources of revenue not only exist but should replace the corporate AMT in the Inflation Reduction Act.

August 2, 2022

Amazon’s Acquisition of One Medical Brings Needed Innovation to Primary Care

Amazon has combined three things that business strategists said could not be done—low costs, high quality, and customization. “Amazoning” health care that way would be a good thing.

August 1, 2022

Fact of the Week: The Number of High-Value Patents Granted for Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Decreased by 5.5 Percent Per Year from 2013 to 2017

This reversed the trend observed between 1995 and 2012, where the number of such patents granted increased at a rate of 10.3 percent per year.

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