A think tank for accelerating scientific, technological, and industrial progress

Policy research and advocacy to remove the bottlenecks to U.S. growth

Over the last 50 years, our rate of innovation has been slowing down while the global challenges we face have been growing. To combat climate change, future pandemics, and economic stagnation, we need to leverage the United States' unique advantages and chart a path to abundance.

Spotlight research
Metascience
Building a Better NIH
A series of short papers outlining the growth potential for our nation's premier health R&D funder
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May 17th 2023
Immigration
Visa Interview Waivers after COVID
Even though the COVID emergency is over, personal appearance waivers should be a standing policy in low-risk cases
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May 11th 2023
Biosecurity
Preparing for Pandemic Preparedness Legislation
Nine legislative ideas to improve our biosecurity response
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May 5th 2023
Infrastructure
Why Does Nuclear Power Plant Construction Cost So Much?
The source of clean energy shouldn't be displaying "negative learning" over time
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May 1st 2023

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Infrastructure
Defining “Major Federal Action” in NEPA
Federal agencies need to concentrate their efforts on projects that cause considerable environmental disruption
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May 9th 2023
Infrastructure
Environmental Assessment Reform
Allow agencies the autonomy to act as soon as they can accurately determine a "finding of no significant impact"
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May 9th 2023
Infrastructure
Time Limit on Injunctions
NEPA review needs a judicial shot clock
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April 28th 2023
Immigration
Harnessing Global Talent for Regional Innovation
Three ways the executive branch can streamline visa pathways to support new regional innovation hubs
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April 25th 2023
Metascience
Can Policymakers Trust Forecasters?
Experts, modelers, and forecasters try to predict events, but which of them are most reliable?
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March 7th 2023
Infrastructure
“Demand Commitment Mechanisms” Can Jumpstart Long-Duration Energy Storage
A response to the DOE's request for information on advanced market commitments
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March 6th 2023
Emerging Technology
The Case for AgARDA
The new research agency will need real funding to boost agricultural innovation
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February 28th 2023
Biosecurity
Preventing the Misuse of DNA Synthesis
The risk of engineered viruses increases as synthetic biology gets cheaper
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February 15th 2023
Biosecurity
What Are the Odds H5N1 Is Worse Than COVID-19?
And what can we do to reduce that risk?
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February 14th 2023
Biosecurity
How To Reuse the Operation Warp Speed Model
To replicate the success of OWS, we need to identify the specific characteristics that made it effective
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February 7th 2023
Biosecurity
Three Reasons Congress Should Fund Biodefense
Cutting the Chemical Biological Defense Program would be penny-wise and pound-foolish
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January 24th 2023
Biosecurity
Research Into Far-UVC Systems Can Help Us Prevent the Next Pandemic
A response to the EPA's request for information on better indoor air quality management
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December 16th 2022