Op-Eds, Blogs & Commentary

February 16, 2022
As Congress considers sweeping new antitrust legislation to address the so-called “big tech” companies, the bill’s supporters are indeed right in asserting that the revamped competition rules may disrupt some digital players.
February 14, 2022
The long-run benefits of industrial intelligence in China shows that AI can be an engine for regional economic parity as well as for growth.
February 11, 2022
Senator Klobuchar (D-MN), chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights held a hearing earlier this month about the role of competition on the press in the United States. The hearing served as a platform to promote the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and the Senate that would create a four-year safe harbor from antitrust laws to allow news media companies to negotiate compensation terms with large online platforms collectively
February 11, 2022
Most music is directly associated with the artists who perform the work—yet, under the current royalty system, these same musicians are not compensated when their music plays on terrestrial broadcast stations via AM/FM radio.
February 10, 2022
Korea is now a leader in self-service technologies that offer a broad set of benefits to consumers and businesses and have the potential to contribute even more to national prosperity and quality of life.
February 10, 2022
Using lessons learned from previous “.gov” rollouts and making thoughtful considerations on technical design and customer experience, covidtests.gov demonstrates encouraging progress for federal e-government efforts.
February 9, 2022
There is much to like about Rep. Khanna’s agenda, especially as it relates to stronger federal support for helping disadvantaged workers and regions, spurring greater levels of technological innovation, and raising taxes on the wealthy. It would be nice if voters could have that without a heaping helping of anticorporate regulation, which would hurt innovation, economic growth, and U.S. competitiveness.
February 8, 2022
Antitrust bills targeting “big tech” counteract competitiveness legislation like the America COMPETES Act.
February 8, 2022
Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it was going to begin using facial recognition to improve its identity verification process when taxpayers access its online tools (e.g., to get a copy of their tax records) to increase consumer security and reduce fraud. To do this, taxpayers would upload a copy of their government ID, along with a video selfie, to verify their identity.
February 7, 2022
From 2000 to 2016 new robot adoption grew by roughly 70 percent in North America and Europe, whereas it grew more than 300 percent in the rest of the world.