Most private investors don’t have the deep pockets and patience to wait for clean, cheap energy technologies to mature. We need smart public policy to solve the problem.
December 20, 2017
December 19, 2017
Data-driven solutions can help states cut costs and focus resources. Here’s how to get in on the action.
December 18, 2017
The Ex-Im Bank’s role in supporting high-value-added U.S. exports is more important now than ever, especially as international export competition continues to grow unabated, with other countries hungry to export their products and services to international markets and willing to provide extremely generous financial assistance to facilitate those transactions when necessary.
December 15, 2017
Innovation Fact of the Week: To Boost Tech-Based Startup Activity, States Should Strengthen Their “New Economy” Fundamentals
ITIF’s recent report found that tech-based startups make up a relatively modest 2 to 3 percent of all businesses and employ just 0.75 to 1.25 percent of the workforce.
December 15, 2017
Now that the Republican-controlled FCC is officially scrapping the Obama-era net neutrality regulations, Rob Atkinson writes in RealClear Policy that it is taking all his will power not to crow to the hardline activists on the broadband Left: “I told you so.”
December 13, 2017
What does the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics portend for human workers? Rob Atkinson argues “these technologies are no different than past technology waves,” and he bets U.S. unemployment will remain below 8 percent in the year 2035. Calum Chace disagrees.
December 12, 2017
In testimony before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, ITIF’s Daniel Castro discusses the importance of artificial intelligence to the U.S. economy and how best to govern it.
December 11, 2017
Innovation Fact of the Week: Technology-Based Economic Development Programs Generated 1,300 Additional Tech-Based Jobs Per Year Between 1981 and 2000
For the average state, tech-based economic development programs provide an additional 1,300 tech-based jobs a year, while an additional year’s commitment to the SBIR provides 2,000 more jobs, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 8, 2017
Missouri has an opportunity to be a national “laboratory of democracy” for transportation funding policy if it uses its federal grant to demonstrate a vehicle-miles-traveled system for all heavy-duty trucks that travel in and through the state.
December 6, 2017
Most competitiveness strategies focus on broad measures such as improving the business environment or supporting better factor inputs for firms. While necessary, these steps do not constitute an effective competitiveness strategy. Policymakers must go much deeper.