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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, 2020

The First Manned Spaceflight by a Private Company

American taxpayers are getting a safer, more advanced and much less expensive manned space program. And the key is the private sector.

May 24, 2020

Free Enterprise, Not Government Bureaucracy, Is Returning Americans to Space

Because of the superiority of entrepreneurship and free enterprise to government bureaucracy, America’s best days in space are just beginning.

May 14, 2020

Video Games Thriving During Covid-19, Threatened by Regulation

Even before the global pandemic, video game industry growth was on a tear. It innovates useful technology and creates high-paying jobs. We should be vigilant against uninformed efforts to unnecessarily regulate or restrict its growth and innovation.

March 12, 2020

The Digital Divide Is Closing (and Free Markets and Capitalism Did It)

It turns out that free-markets work to promote innovation, new products and services, and more competition.

February 20, 2020

There are More G's On the Way

Plans for “10G” are now underway as the demand for broadband and the need for uninterrupted connectivity continues to grow rapidly.

January 29, 2020

Did You Miss Data Privacy Day?

We get an awful lot of value in services and products in exchange for sharing some of our very basic data.

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