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Picking Winners?
Can and should the government pick “winners”? That was the question driving the debate hosted today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).   James Fallow (National Correspondent, The Atlantic) moderated the debate which had Rob Atkinson (President, ITIF) and Clyde Prestowitz (President, Economic Strategy... [More]
on April 08, 2010
Category:  General 
Rockstar Entrepreneurs Don't Come to Washington
If you have ever been around somebody trying to start or grow abusiness, you know that entrepreneurs don’t have time for much else,especially not for going to Washington to help keep policymakers up todate on how to encourage high growth entrepreneurship in America—nothurt it. When... [More]
on September 28, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
U.S. R&D Tax Credit Sagging
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) continues toargue in favor of corporate tax reform. In “U.S. Continues to Tread Water in Global R&D Tax Incentives”, ITIF’s Robert Atkinson contends that the United States’ R&D credit has fallen so far behind compared to other nations... [More]
on August 31, 2009
Category:  Global  Technology Transfer 
The Need for Speed
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains $7.2 billion to help support and expand broadband deployment across the US. A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Policy Foundation reminds us that these critical investments are not just about allowing us to surf the... [More]
on March 16, 2009
Category:  Physical Infrastructure 
A Sobering Look at American Competitiveness
America’s competitiveness challenges are not simply an outgrowth of the current economic crisis. Instead, they are the culmination of decades without a coherent national innovation strategy. That’s the primary message of a new Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) report that benchmarks American innovation performance... [More]
on March 02, 2009
Category:  Global  Immigration  Intellectual Property  Technology Transfer 
A New Look at American Competitiveness
At a time of historic economic downturns, many American observers may console themselves that the American economy, despite its many challenges, still remains a global leader in entrepreneurship and innovation. After all, prestigious analysis like the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report continue to rank... [More]
on February 23, 2009
Category:  Global 
The Role of the University in an Entrepreneurial Economy
This week's essay is a lead in to our first Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship briefing on Capitol Hill featuring a new report by Ed Roberts, founder and chair of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center. Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation and Robert Atkinson of the Information... [More]
on February 16, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Three Views on the Economic Stimulus Plans
As Congress continues to move forward with the 2009 economic stimulus package, a number of think tanks are offering their views on what makes sense both for economic stimulus, but also for building a more competitive American economy over the long term.The Information Technology and... [More]
on February 02, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Digital Transformation via Economic Stimulus
Invest $30 billion in America’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, and you may create as many as 949,000 jobs. That’s the bottom line number for a new economic stimulus package proposed last week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). ITIF researchers argue that the... [More]
on January 12, 2009
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