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February 28, 2024|Blogs

Why the Robinson-Patman Act Revival May Backfire

The proposed revival of the Robinson-Patman Act will not only have consequences for consumers but also for the small businesses they are trying to protect.

February 27, 2024|Blogs

Florida’s E-commerce Legislation Would Conflict With the INFORM Act

State policymakers in Florida should not pass legislation that duplicates existing federal laws, like the INFORM Act, with confusing and potentially contradictory stipulations. To truly provide consumer protection around products from countries of concern, they should work with Congress to enact a tougher federal law.

February 26, 2024|Blogs

Turkey’s DMA Spinoff Is Another Threat to Global Innovation

Turkey’s looming digital market regulation is yet another instance of EU anti-innovation policy being exported around the world.

February 26, 2024|Blogs

Fact of the Week: Cross-Border Patenting Would Have Been 43 Percent Lower Without Globalization

A new working paper estimates that cross-border patenting from the Global North to the Global South would have been about 43 percent lower in the absence of globalization.

February 21, 2024|Blogs

Boeing Is Too Important to Fail

Any regulatory responses to the recent door-panel failure need to be considered and proportionate, advancing safety while also factoring in the country’s strategic competitiveness.

February 20, 2024|Blogs

Fact of the Week: A 1 Percent Increase in Patents Leads to a 0.08 Percent Decrease in Carbon Emissions

A new working paper indicates that a 1 percent increase in the number of patent applications is associated with a decrease in carbon emissions of about 0.08 percent.

February 20, 2024|Blogs

California’s Bill to Regulate Frontier AI Models Undercuts More Sensible Federal Efforts

California's new AI bill stands to seriously hinder the development of state-of-the-art systems in the state, where much of the frontier AI development in the U.S. is taking place. And since California often sets the tone for action in other states, this bill risks setting a precedent for a fragmented regulatory landscape for AI safety across the country.

February 16, 2024|Blogs

Virginia’s New AI Executive Order Is A Model For Other States to Build On

Virginia’s new Executive Order 30 is a blueprint for AI implementation in state government that focuses on accelerating the deployment of the technology, not just managing risks. Other states should take note.

February 16, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

The Case for National Developmentalism

National developmentalism is a third alternative to neoliberalism and neo-New Dealism, according to Robert Atkinson's piece in The Liberal Patriot.

February 16, 2024|Blogs

Why Not Ban Everything Potentially Dangerous for Kids?

Effective protection for children online requires a combination of parental responsibility, industry standards, and regulation, not blanket restrictions and bans.

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