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October 2, 2023|Features
America Doesn’t Import Too Much From China; the Real Problem Is U.S. Exports Are Too Low
America’s imports from China look large because China is so large. But proportionally, they’re less than those from the other Asian tigers. America’s large trade deficit stems primarily from its lack of high-value manufacturing exports, not just to China but to the world.
October 2, 2023|Blogs
Fact of the Week: Broadband Adoption Explains 12 Percent of the Reduction in Medicare Patients’ Mortality
A recent study concluded that broadband expansion explained 12 percent of the overall reduction in the mortality and readmission rates between 1999 and 2008.
September 28, 2023|Blogs
Maybe Everything Isn’t Tech’s Fault
Two recent headlines show that critics will go to absurd lengths to condemn tech, and policymakers should be wary of the potential consequences of so much misplaced blame.
September 26, 2023|Blogs
The Federal Government Is Falling Behind on AI Skills, But Here Is How It Can Catch Up
As the U.S. government seeks to accelerate its adoption of AI, federal agencies should fully evaluate AI literacy and skills in their respective workforces so that they can address critical skills gaps before falling even further behind in AI adoption.
September 25, 2023|Blogs
Fact of the Week: The U.S. Entrepreneurship Rate Reached a 24-year High of 19 percent in 2022
Covering 21 high-income countries with a per-capita GDP of at least $40,000, the survey shows entrepreneurship has been on the rise in the U.S. since 2015.
September 22, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles
Affordable Internet Is Jeopardized by Outdated Priorities
Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in 2019 to bridge the digital divide. But there’s a problem: ACP’s funding will run out next summer.
September 19, 2023|Blogs
United States v. Google and the Legacy of the Microsoft Case
United States v. Google represents the most significant challenge to a large technology company on the grounds that it abused a monopoly position since the seminal United States v. Microsoft.
September 18, 2023|Blogs
Fact of the Week: R&D Spending During WWII Spurred a Sustained Wave of Innovation That Lasted Through the 1970s
A recent study highlights the critical role the U.S. government played in financing and developing patented technologies coming out of regional technology clusters.
September 18, 2023|Blogs
Trends in State BEAD Plans: Common Challenges
The NTIA requires states and territories to develop iterative plans for maximizing broadband access among their residents. Grantees are currently putting out their Five-Year Plans, the first of multiple documents describing their current broadband needs, anticipated concerns, and plans for addressing them.
September 14, 2023|Blogs
No, Big Tech Doesn’t “Profit” From Hate Speech
The allegations of tech companies profiting from extremism lack substantial merit when examined closely.