Because online legal services are a direct threat to revenues, the legal industry has used its regulatory power to thwart the emergence of these cheaper online legal offerings.
Reports & Briefings
July 10, 2006
Public Versus Private Restraints on the Online Distribution of Contact Lenses: A Distinction Without a Difference
ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that private restraints to limit the online sale of contact lenses are anti-competitive and anti-consumer.
July 6, 2006
In a recent article in Foreign Affairs entitled "Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution," noted economist Alan Blinder presented a provocative and disturbing thesis: the offshoring of service sector jobs is not just a routine extension of international trade, but a "third industrial revolution" likely to lead to one of every three American jobs being shipped overseas.
June 1, 2006
Governments must think of themselves less as direct providers of e-government services and more as enablers of third-party integrators that tie together multiple agencies across multiple levels of government to package government services in user-friendly ways.
May 30, 2006
Rob Atkinson and Phil Weiser propose a three-part, "third way" solution that allows incumbent broadband providers to offer managed broadband services, provided that they also offer a basic and growing open, non-discriminatory "best-efforts" Internet service.
April 12, 2006
This web-memo analyzes U.S. broadband performance compared to other nations and argues that the traditional excuses for poor U.S. performance do not hold.
March 7, 2006
A Rob Atkinson report on postal service reform from the Progressive Policy Institute.
June 1, 2002
The State New Economy Index uses 21 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.
July 1, 1999
The inaugural State New Economy Index uses 17 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.