This blog post reviews findings of a recent academic study on the low numbers of women in advanced mathematics programs, citing a need “to make math cool again” to spur U.S. competitiveness, because now doing mathematics for fun is “deemed uncool within the social context of USA middle and high schools…and can lead to social ostracism.”
October 29, 2008
October 28, 2008
This blog post examines whether the push to reregulate financial services industries will lead to calls to reregulate the telecommunications sector, particularly with regard to broadband and wireless telephony. http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/robert-atkinson/washington-watch/regulat...
October 11, 2008
Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformative: Crafting an Innovation-Based Economic Stimulus Package
In a new report, Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformative: Crafting an Innovation-Based Economic Stimulus Package, ITIF lays out eight specific proposals that would not only spur spending and economic activity in the short run, but also help addresses these challenges going forward.
October 1, 2008
This report shows how IT is the key enabler of many of today’s key improvements in our lives and society—from better education and health care, to a more energy-efficient environment.
September 24, 2008
In today’s economy, innovation – the development and adoption of new products and services, more efficient production processes, and new business models – is the most important factor driving increases in American standards of living.
September 12, 2008
Economic Doctrines and Policy Differences: Has the Washington Policy Debate Been Asking the Wrong Questions?
The three dominant economic policy models – conservative neoclassical, liberal neoclassical and neo-Keynesian economic doctrines–ignore the role of innovation and technology in achieving economic growth.
September 11, 2008
This policy brief compares and assesses the 2008 presidential election candidates’ technology and innovation policies across a number of specific issue areas.
September 10, 2008
RAND's Rose-Colored Glasses: How RAND's Report on U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology Gets it Wrong
In RAND’s Rose-Colored Glasses: How RAND’s Report on U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology Gets it Wrong, ITIF presents a detailed critique of the recent RAND report showing that in contrast to RAND’s rosy assessment, America’s lead on a number of key S&T indicators is eroding rapidly, where not vanishing entirely.
September 9, 2008
In the last few years the debate over broadband policy has become increasingly partisan and bitter. It's time to move beyond the partisan bickering. Although complete policy agreement is neither likely nor beneficial, this web-memo points the way to a more reasoned and less vitriolic debate.
August 21, 2008
For most people, debating economic doctrines is a pastime best left to the Ph.D. economists working in government, think tanks and universities.