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PPI | Front & Center | February 28, 2006 |
Competitive Disadvantage
The Bush administration's "American Competitiveness Initiative" is mostly budgetary smoke and mirrors.

The San Jose Mercury News | June 14, 2005 |
Privacy Is an Important Issue But It's No Reason to Dump Wireless ID
By Robert D. Atkinson
This not an either-or debate. We can have the RFID's convenience, functionality and cost savings and have strong privacy protections.

Edward Elgar | Book | February 22, 2005 |
The Past and Future of America's Economy
By Robert D. Atkinson
The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth focuses on how periodic cycles of technological and economic change have fundamentally reordered the way we work, the organization of business and markets, and the role of government.

Policy Report | March 16, 2005 |
Internet Telephone Service: A New Era of Competition in Telecommunications
By Robert D. Atkinson
Internet telephony requires a new regulatory framework -- a streamlined set of federal guidelines geared to the more competitive telephony marketplace enabled by VoIP.



Homeland Security

Immigration Reform: Why Smart ID Cards Matter
By Eitan Hersh

Technological Innovation Without Big Brother
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson

Modernizing the State Identification System
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson

The State and Local Role in Domestic Defense
By John D. Cohen and John A. Hurson

Using Technology to Detect and Prevent Terrorism
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson

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Digital Economy / Telecommunications

Internet Telephone Service: A New Era of Competition in Telecommunications
By Robert D. Atkinson

Wireless World: SBC and remaking AT&T;
By Gene J. Koprowski

To Tax or Not To Tax? That is the Question
By Robert Atkinson

PPI's IT and Economic Growth Conference

Filling the Fat Pipes
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson

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Science and R&D; Policy

Idea of the Week: Break the Stalemate on Stem-Cell Research

Presentation to the Council of Scientific Society Presidents
By Robert D. Atkinson

Waves of Innovation Drive Cycles of Growth & Change
By Robert D. Atkinson

The End of Innovation?
By Bill Roberts

The New Knowledge Economy
By Robert Atkinson

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Content/Intellectual Property

Cyber Piracy
By Shane Ham

Confronting Digital Piracy: Intellectual Property Protection in the Internet Era
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson

Filtering E-Porn
By Robert D. Atkinson

Napster and Online Piracy
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson



Digital Government

What's Next?
By Robert D. Atkinson

Unsatisfactory Progress: The Bush Administration's Performance on E-Government Initiatives
By Robert D. Atkinson

Radical Reinvention
By Robert D. Atkinson

Network Government for the Digital Age
By Robert D. Atkinson

E-Transformation and Its Discontents
By Robert D. Atkinson

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Middleman Opposition to E-commerce

Leveling the E-Commerce Playing Field
By Robert D. Atkinson

Modernizing Home Buying
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson

Buying Wine Online
By Brian Newkirk and Robert Atkinson

Possible Anticompetitive Efforts to Restrict Competition on the Internet
By Robert Atkinson

State Impediments to E-Commerce: Consumer Protection or Veiled Protectionism?
By Robert D. Atkinson

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Internet Privacy/Spam

Privacy Is an Important Issue But It's No Reason to Dump Wireless ID
By Robert D. Atkinson

Radio Frequency Identification: Little Devices Making Big Waves
By Julie Hutto and Robert D. Atkinson

Google E-mail, What's All the Fuss About?
By Rob Atkinson

Testimony of Senior Policy Analyst Shane Ham on "Email Spam"

Getting Radical with Spam
By Shane Ham

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Digital Opportunity

Clear Thinking on the Digital Divide
By Andrew Leigh and Robert D. Atkinson

Idea of the Week: A Digital Brigade

Idea of the Week: Recycling Computers For Schools

The Internet and Society
By David Moschella and Robert D. Atkinson





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