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November 23, 2020
It has become abundantly clear that the United States faces a robust economic and military competitor in China.
November 9, 2020
There was a time, a decade or so ago, when many people thought it would be a long while before telecommunications networks could handle the migration from cable TV to over-the-top video streaming. 
October 26, 2020
America leads in biopharmaceutical innovation and drug development, in large part due to effective life-science policies, including significant federal investment in basic research, robust in
October 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the digital divide affecting millions of American families, especially those in low-income households.
September 28, 2020
If Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” is to be believed, social media giants are surely responsible for the breakdown of our mental health, politics, and the economy.
September 14, 2020
For too long, economic policy in the U.S. and Commonwealth nations has been guided by the “market efficiency” school.
August 31, 2020
Innovation is central to addressing global climate change while increasing economic growth, boosting international competitiveness, and strengthening energy security. Yet out of a $4 trillion budget, the United States only invest about $8 billion a year—or 0.04 percent of GDP—on clean energy research and development.
August 24, 2020
A vocal group of alarmists worry that the pace of automation will soon displace human labor to such an extent that many workers will be left with nothing to do. Never mind that generation after generation of technological innovations in industries ranging from textiles to steel to banking have always produced the opposite result: expanding the labor force, not wiping it out.
August 17, 2020
The U.S. Labor Department’s jobs report in February 2020 showed the country’s lowest rate of unemployment in 60 years. Two months later, it showed the highest rate of unemployment in 80 years.
August 10, 2020
There’s a lot of doomsday hype around artificial intelligence in general, and the idea of so-called “killer robots” has been especially controversial. But when it comes to the ethics of these technologies, one can argue that robots actually could be more ethical than human operators.

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