Innovation Files Blog

June 29, 2020
A substantial portion of patents (28.2 percent in 2017) rely on government-funded research.
June 29, 2020
California is racing towards imposing a sweeping new privacy law that would cost businesses billions and stands to be overruled in just a few years.
June 29, 2020
There is a vibrant debate underway in Washington about how to respond to China, particularly its “innovation mercantilist” policies.
June 22, 2020
Labor productivity growth during the U.K.'s Industrial Revolution averaged below 0.4 percent from 1770 to 1830, and only gradually increased to about 0.8 percent in 1860.
June 18, 2020
If there are cases of companies abusing the L-1 process, such as using it instead of the H1B visa (for which there are caps) then Immigration and Customs Enforcement should penalize the guilty companies, although these cases appear to be quite limited. But cutting off the program entirely will only hurt the U.S. economy.
June 16, 2020
Regardless of where one stands on police reform, banning facial recognition for law enforcement makes little sense. To understand the reasons, consider some of the most popular ideas for responding to police violence.
June 15, 2020
Researchers estimate that Chinese companies with a CEO who has less than a college degree invest 1.6 percent less of their assets into R&D and file 28 percent fewer patent applications.
June 15, 2020
A “French Airbnb” is a bad idea. It is based on politically biased motives and a misguided application of industrial policy, seeks to dominate a market that is longer up for grabs, will fail for lack of credibility and, even if it were to succeed, it will not add value for consumers.
June 9, 2020
As Congress considers a phase 4 stimulus package, it would be a mistake to focus only on short-term recovery measures, as important as they are.
June 8, 2020
The Census Bureau significantly expanded data gathering about the digital economy in 2017, for the first time including the service sector. It has now released 2018 data, identifying $8.3 trillion in e-commerce revenue, up $633 billion from 2017.

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