24 episodes

Explore the intersection of technology, innovation, and public policy with the world’s leading think tank on these issues. Innovation Files serves up expert interviews, fascinating insights, and head-turning commentary on how to accelerate innovation, promote economic growth, and serve the public good. Expect to hear some unconventional wisdom.

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Explore the intersection of technology, innovation, and public policy with the world’s leading think tank on these issues. Innovation Files serves up expert interviews, fascinating insights, and head-turning commentary on how to accelerate innovation, promote economic growth, and serve the public good. Expect to hear some unconventional wisdom.

    Innovating in the Defense Sector to Remain Competitive With China, Featuring Michael Brown

    Innovating in the Defense Sector to Remain Competitive With China, Featuring Michael Brown

    It has become abundantly clear that the United States faces a robust economic and military competitor in China. In at least one respect, this is a more daunting challenge than America faced in the Cold War, because while the former Soviet Union had a...

    • 28 min
    The Nuts and Bolts of Broadband Internet Operations, With Robert Rockell

    The Nuts and Bolts of Broadband Internet Operations, With Robert Rockell

    There was a time, a decade or so ago, when many people thought it would be a long while before telecommunications networks could handle the migration from cable TV to over-the-top video streaming. Clearly a lot of Americans still do both, but it is...

    • 26 min
    The Risks and Life-Saving Rewards of Biopharmaceutical Investment, With Josh Bilenker

    The Risks and Life-Saving Rewards of Biopharmaceutical Investment, With Josh Bilenker

    America leads in biopharmaceutical innovation and drug development, in large part due to effective life-science policies, including significant federal investment in basic research, robust intellectual property protections, effective technology transfer...

    • 27 min
    Building Digitally Inclusive Communities, With Joshua Edmonds

    Building Digitally Inclusive Communities, With Joshua Edmonds

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the digital divide affecting millions of American families, especially those in low-income households. One of the most pernicious challenges is the divide between those with reliable access to computers...

    • 30 min
    Technology Panic Attacks, From Radio to Social Media, With Amy Orben

    Technology Panic Attacks, From Radio to Social Media, With Amy Orben

    If Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” is to be believed, social media giants are surely responsible for the breakdown of our mental health, politics, and the economy. Generations of fear mongers have found reasons to believe new technologies—from books and...

    • 26 min
    A New Way to Think About Government’s Role in Wealth Creation, With David Sainsbury

    A New Way to Think About Government’s Role in Wealth Creation, With David Sainsbury

    For too long, economic policy in the U.S. and Commonwealth nations has been guided by the “market efficiency” school. The result has been a widespread unwillingness to view government roles as critical to boosting innovation, growth, and...

    • 24 min

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