A new study on the economic impact of bonus depreciation for investment in machinery and equipment has been getting attention because of its conclusion that the incentive is not only wasteful, but harmful. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Innovation Files Blog
February 21, 2019
Proceed With Caution When Considering New, Flawed Study on the Economic Impact of Bonus Depreciation
February 19, 2019
In the decade since the global financial crisis, the Chinese government has moved aggressively to stimulate capital investment that will strengthen its competitive position, both domestically and in global markets.
February 11, 2019
Both EDPS and CPDP have paid a lot of lip service to the importance of ethics. It is time to turn those words into actions and be clear about where it stands on an inappropriate and offensive recent statement by Giovanni Buttarelli.
February 8, 2019
The Green New Deal won’t solve the climate crisis. Until low-carbon energy is cheaper than high-carbon energy for the bulk of the globe’s energy needs, the pace of global emissions will not slow down very much.
February 4, 2019
When skilled workers migrate, it seems obvious that the destination country is gaining at the expense of the origin country, which is losing talent and potential sources of innovation. However, a new study has challenged the idea that migration is zero sum, finding that origin countries actually benefit from skilled workers moving abroad.
February 1, 2019
After some uncertainty over whether the shutdown would force a delay, the DC Circuit Court heard oral arguments Friday morning in what will be at least the fourth major case in the net neutrality saga.
January 28, 2019
Fact of the Week: Former Chinese State-Owned Enterprises Produce More Patents than Current SOEs but Still Lag Private Firms
Recognizing that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are less profitable and innovative than private firms, China relinquished control of many SOEs beginning in the late 1990s, but still gives former SOEs easier access to loans and favors them in allocating subsidies. A new study analyzed the impacts of this, observing Chinese enterprises’ performance between 1998 and 2013.
January 27, 2019
Allegations that Amazon is peddling racially biased facial recognition software to the unsuspecting public are more fiction than fact, as they confuse and conflate two similarly named, but otherwise very different technologies—facial recognition and facial analysis.
January 25, 2019
World affairs are far more complicated than basketball. But there are profound lessons in that simple game. One of them is that going unassisted is a losing strategy.
January 23, 2019
Critics are wrong about the value of an individual’s data, as they confuse the value data in aggregate can generate with the market price buyers will pay for individual data. Unfortunately, too many lawmakers have begun crafting policies stemming from these misguided notions leading to proposals that are bad for consumers and the digital economy.