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Economists have long recognized that technological innovation and enhanced communication increase productivity and reduce friction in economic activity.  And never before has technology’s impact on economic growth been as evident as it is today.

At IPI, we focus on technology and communications policy not only because it’s critical to economic growth, but also because government’s inherent tendency to regulate prospectively poses an active threat to the economic gains and lifestyle enhancements made possible by technological innovation.

The communications and technology industries are among the country’s most competitive and the biggest capital investors in the U.S. economy, and are thus prime engines of economic growth and job creation. It is critical that public policy encourages continued innovation and investment in the tech sector, and that we don’t limit the innovation upside with counterproductive taxes and regulations.

November 30, 2017

Taking Net Neutrality A Little Too Seriously


Certain advocacy groups are intentionally spreading misleading information about net neutrality, which could lead to greater damage than just their credibility.

November 3, 2017

Trump Twitter Takedown Brings More Grief for Silicon Valley


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“Conservatives watch as almost every week accounts are punished for tweets that may be controversial but are not threatening, and we can tell this is happening because we have run afoul of a single employee’s discretion,” said Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, a free-market think tank, calling Thursday's incident significant.

October 26, 2017

Through Hurricanes, Fires and Rising Waters


Several recent natural disasters created real challenges for the communications industry, and yet it responded quickly and efficiently minimizing disruptions and, most importantly, saving lives.

October 11, 2017

HPU Sumners Scholars Attend Lecture by FCC Chairman

Students from Howard Payne University's Guy D. Newman Honors Academy recently attended a public policy lecture through the Institute for Policy Innovation. Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spoke on the topic "Preserving a Free, Open and Innovative Internet."

September 8, 2017

Excess Regulation the Enemy of Broadband and 5G, Pai Says

The FCC needs to cut unnecessary regulation, starting with parts of the 2015 net neutrality rules, to spur the growth of broadband, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Irving, Texas. 

September 8, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Tells Irving Crowd Rules Will Be Cut to Help Spread of High-Speed Internet

Pai spoke at an event hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation, an Irving think tank that advocates less government regulation and public policy driven by the free market. It drew an audience of tech executives, students and even AT&T's chief executive Randall Stephenson. 

September 5, 2017

Thursday: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Keynotes IPI Lunch in Irving After Touring Harvey Devastation


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will deliver remarks on Thursday at an IPI lunch in Irving on “preserving a free, open and innovative Internet.”  This appearance follows the chairman’s trip to Harvey-impacted areas in south Texas, inspecting damage caused by the hurricane and monitoring the progress of communications infrastructure restoration.

September 1, 2017

The Future of Work in an AI World?


The future is coming. Whether it is “jobless” may well depend on steps we take now.

August 17, 2017

Staving Off the Police State of the Future


Regardless of your political orientation, if we want to prevent the police state of the future, we must strongly oppose every incremental move that threatens our Fourth Amendment protections.

July 27, 2017

For a Congress in Need of Resuscitation, Email Privacy May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered


For a Congress floundering on health care and in need of proof that its dysfunction is not terminal, fixing our data privacy could be just what the doctor ordered.

 

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