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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.

May 26, 2016

Republican Senators Attempt to Kill Email Privacy Act


Although House members recently passed the Email Privacy Act with unanimous consensus, some Republicans in the Senate are trying to kill the legislation. Why?

May 18, 2016

Trending Topic: Let the Market Work


If conservative concerns lead Facebook to design a more robust and transparent system that ensures fairness to all its users, that is a market success, not a market failure. Let’s let it play out.

May 11, 2016

Only Government Could Oppose Ride-Sharing


Who could oppose a new service that is universally loved by its participants? Government, of course—especially government at its worst. 

May 6, 2016

It's The Senate's Turn To Protect Your Digital Rights


Presidential politics means we have only about two months left of useful legislative time, so it’s time for the Senate to get its act together and move the Email Privacy Act.

April 27, 2016

IPI Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passing Email Privacy Act


IPI commends the U.S. House of Representatives for today’s unanimous support passing reforms to ECPA, a necessary step toward protecting Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights guarding against warrantless search and seizure of electronic data.

April 22, 2016

Comments to the FCC Regarding "AllVid" Video Navigation Choices Rulemaking


The FCC's "AllVid" rulemaking is an example of top-down regulatory hubis, as there is no evidence of a market problem or failure.

April 21, 2016

Texas Telemedicine is Ailing


As yet another example of regulation hampering innovation, telemedicine in Texas is being held back by the Texas Medical Board.

April 20, 2016

Texas Telemedicine is Ailing


As yet another example of regulation hampering innovation, telemedicine in Texas is being held back by the Texas Medical Board.

April 13, 2016

Congress Steps In on AllVid Rulemaking


Commending congressional leaders for taking the first steps of Congressional oversight on the FCC’s controversial AllVid rulemaking.

April 4, 2016

Conn. Senator Calls for Higher Cable Bills


Policy makers should resist the impulse to insinuate themselves into private business negotiations, and leave markets to determine the value of programming.

 

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