The creation and adoption of new products, services, technologies and business models drives economic growth. Improving America’s standard of living and competitive edge depends on the nation’s ability to innovate. Without a targeted federal partnership, U.S. competitiveness will slip and economic growth will lag. Brookings experts describe how America’s innovation efforts may—or may not—be enough.
United States Postal Service Letter Carrier Lakesha Dortch-Hardy sorts mail at the Lincoln Park carriers annex in Chicago, November 29, 2012. The USPS, which relies on the sale of stamps and other products rather than taxpayer dollars, has been grappling for years with high costs and tumbling mail volumes as consumers communicate more online.
Could 3D Printing Save the Postal Service?
July 21, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
New communication technologies have battered the business model of the United States Postal Service (USPS) over the past decade. A new report from the USPS Office of Inspector General analyzes the prospects of a new innovative technology – 3D printing—for the future financial health of the agency.
U.S. Economic Performance
Growth through Innovation
Opinion | Project Syndicate
July 21, 2014, Kemal Derviş
July 14, 2014, Hillary Schaub and Darrell M. West
July 11, 2014, John P. Banks
July 10, 2014, Fred Dews and Elina Saxena
July 8, 2014, Stuart N. Brotman
July 7, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg
July 3, 2014, Hollie Russon Gilman
July 2, 2014, Michael J. Ahn
July 1, 2014, Cameron F. Kerry
June 30, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
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Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation
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Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation
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