Tax reform can boost technology, productivity . . . and pay

Our take, in The Hill, on the prospects for tax reform and its effects on investment, productivity, and wages. Tax reform can boost technology, productivity and, yes, your wage by Bret Swanson | The Hill | December 14, 2017 What’s the link between robots, artificial intelligence and tax reform? We’ve been debating whether new technologies can ignite a productivity resurgence …

The $12-million iPhone

Several years ago, I had a bit of fun estimating how much an iPhone would have cost to make in the 1990s. The impetus was a story making the rounds on the web. A journalist had found a full-page newspaper ad from RadioShack dating back to 1991. He was rightly amazed that all 13 of the advertised electronic gadgets — computer, camcorder, …