At a time when we should all be coming to together as Americans, the anti-big-business left is seizing the opportunity to bash big companies and advance their neo-Brandeisian “small is beautiful” agenda.
March 22, 2020
March 16, 2020
Broadband availability dramatically changed the nature of job markets, allowing businesses to reach larger pools of qualified applicants, as evidenced by the fact that the percentage of U.S. job seekers who used the Internet for their job searches tripled between 2000 and 2011.
March 13, 2020
Any stimulus package should include measures to spur technology deployment that would not just boost the economy, but also, in some cases, help society become more resilient so that we are better able to cope with future pandemics, which are all but inevitable.
March 11, 2020
Law enforcement authorities complain encryption makes it impossible for them to decipher the communications of criminals and terrorists, so they argue tech companies offering encrypted products and
March 11, 2020
There is much to like in the European Commission’s newly released Industrial Strategy for Europe
March 10, 2020
In a joint Assembly hearing, ITIF testified on the benefits of facial recognition technology, existing protection from abuses, what the state can do to improve oversight and accountability, and why it should not impose a ban.
March 9, 2020
The expansion of railroads across the United States in the late 1800s dramatically increased interconnections between communities, allowing businesses to reach new markets and incentivizing more efficient resource allocation. These effects are particularly salient today, given that the adoption of broadband has played a very similar role in the modern economy.
March 6, 2020
Encryption plays an important role in improving data protection for businesses and consumers. The U.S. government has long invested in R&D of encryption and set standards that define best practices for commercial and government use of encryption—and it should continue this role in the future.
March 4, 2020
The United States needs to continue working, ideally in partnership with allies, to roll back the most egregious features of Chinese innovation mercantilism; it needs to encourage some transfer of U.S. production away from China to other nations; and it should develop and implement a robust domestic industrial strategy.
March 2, 2020
Fact of the Week: European Manufacturers Added Five New Workers for Every Robot They Deployed From 1995 to 2015
The growth of artificial intelligence has stoked fears that industries beyond manufacturing could be significantly automated. This underscores the need to study the evidence about modern automation, especially because the facts frequently contradict common concerns.