Blogs and Op-Eds

November 24, 2015
In a satirical post on Innovation Files, Daniel Castro points out the flaws of expecting ad-supported free services to not push back on users employing ad blockers.
November 13, 2015
Efforts to establish a global ban on offensive autonomous weapons have stigmatized much-needed research that will be central to increasing economic productivity and quality of life over the next half century—but only if the technology is able to be developed, writes Daniel Castro in Computerworld.
November 13, 2015
Internet platforms operate differently than conventional markets, so the normal rules of antitrust policy do not readily apply, explains Joe Kennedy in EurActiv.
November 12, 2015
Retroactively extending the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation—or, better yet, making them permanent—would be a great start on the corporate tax reform the United States needs, writes Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
November 12, 2015
The United States can no longer afford to stand idly by as China pursues an aggressive by-hook-or-by-crook strategy in its attempt to dominate the global technology market, argues Rob Atkinson in Forbes.
November 10, 2015
Many of the recent attacks on government-backed research conveniently ignore the huge impact that such science has provided worldwide, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 9, 2015
Governments have been reluctant to use technology to boost productivity and save money, but they need to be more aggressive, writes Rob Atkinson in Governing.
November 6, 2015
The Spectrum Pipeline Act, part of the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act, include much-needed changes to the Spectrum Relocation Fund, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
November 6, 2015
Congress cannot agree on how to reauthorize—let alone modernize—federal surface transportation legislation because the bitterly polarized “culture wars” have taken hold of the debate, explained Rob Atkinson in the Washington Post.
October 30, 2015
Rushing to enact restrictions on drones could unnecessarily curb adoption and inadvertently hinder legitimate uses of the technology to the detriment of science, the economy, and society, writes Alan McQuinn in Washington Monthly.