Op-Eds, Blogs & Commentary

February 5, 2022
There is bipartisan legislation on the table (at least in the Senate) that would produce a more vibrant, dynamic, and globally competitive U.S. economy through a package of incentives and public investments in key foundation areas such as research and development and advanced manufacturing.
February 5, 2022
It is very hard to achieve progressive economic goals without strong and competitive traded sectors, and building them requires policies that help business. For the sake of the Republic, it’s important to recognize the connection.
February 4, 2022
As ITIF has long argued, good postal reform legislation is critical, because the market environment for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is filled with long-term and short-term challenges.
February 4, 2022
To maximize the impact of the program, the TMF should assist eligible agencies by improving transparency in the approval process, establishing more explicit criteria for which projects meet more forgiving repayment schedules, encourage agencies to partner with the private sector on proposals, and direct agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to submit at least one proposal by the end of the year.
February 2, 2022
the Washington Post is dead wrong to conflate or equate the incentive measures envisioned in CHIPS with China’s subsidies to its semiconductor sector; they are mostly different in kind, scope, and intent.
January 31, 2022
The United States deepened its receipts of inward FDI by more than 114 percent in a single year, reporting $323 billion in 2021 and maintaining its position as the largest host economy of foreign investment.
January 28, 2022
We are a critical pivot point in the nation’s history where we have to choose—to maintain a lead over what could very likely be America’s greatest economic, military, and national security rival since the War of 1812, or to focus instead of social policy. A bill with the title of America COMPETES should focus on the former.
January 24, 2022
Semiconductors represent the foundational industry for the entire global economy. The United States needs to ensure that it fields leading companies across the memory, logic, and analog subsectors, and that it maintains sufficient domestic semiconductor manufacturing to support its economic and national security needs.
January 24, 2022
Data privacy legislation has been on the Congressional to-do list for years, but as more states consider their own comprehensive privacy laws and Europe’s privacy regulation approaches its fifth anniversary, the federal government continues to lag behind.
January 24, 2022
By utilizing new data on medical research output and administrative death records, a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) produces estimates on the causal link between biomedical research and health outcomes.

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