PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Technology & IP

February 2nd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- It usually doesn’t get enough attention, but labor productivity growth warrants serious consideration. After all, enhanced productivity means, ultimately, higher incomes for workers, as well as improved profitability for businesses. Productivity growth is another win-win in the free enterprise system. Unfortunately, for more than a decade now, but especially over the […]

January 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Significant changes were and are expected on a variety of policy fronts with the Obama administration gone, and the arrival of the Trump administration. Interestingly, one of the clearest shifts in regulatory policy is set to occur at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As noted on its website, the FCC “regulates […]

December 7th, 2016 by

   INNOVATION AND COMPETITION IS THRIVING by Raymond J. Keating- On December 7, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights held a hearing looking at the competitive impact of AT&T acquiring Time Warner. A Review: The Benefits In a November 3 analysis, SBE Council explained the potential benefits for […]

December 2nd, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Stealing intellectual property (IP) via counterfeiting is massive and global problem. It’s also an act of theft that consumers and small businesses need to guard against during the Christmas holiday shopping season. On November 23, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border […]

November 28th, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- In June, a study titled The Economic Impact of Software was published by the BSA/The Software Alliance. The report made clear the importance of the software industry to jobs, income and the U.S. economy. In turn, it’s critical to understand the role that small business plays in the industry. Among […]

November 19th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Free trade is important for U.S. economic growth, and for American small businesses and their employees. As noted in the recent SBE Council report titled “The Perils of Protectionism: Lost Opportunities for Small Businesses and the U.S. Economy,” from 2000 to 2015, the growth in real U.S. exports equaled 22.5 percent […]

November 12th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Free trade is important for U.S. economic growth, and for American small businesses and their employees. As noted in the recent SBE Council report titled “The Perils of Protectionism: Lost Opportunities for Small Businesses and the U.S. Economy,” from 2000 to 2015, the growth in real U.S. exports equaled 22.5 percent […]

November 3rd, 2016 by

by Raymond Keating-  On October 22, a deal was announced that AT&T would acquire Time Warner. As is the case seemingly whenever two large companies reach such an agreement, a knee-jerk backlash comes from Leftists and populists who oppose pretty much anything large businesses do. Real world business and economics, however, tell a very different […]

October 27th, 2016 by

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September 29th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating Four years ago, the U.S. Commerce Department released one of the most comprehensive studies evaluating the contribution of intellectual property to the U.S. economy. On September 26, that study was updated. At the open of the report, the authors correctly sum up why intellectual property matters to each individual: “Innovation and […]

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