Roslyn Layton is a Visiting Fellow at AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and a PhD Fellow at the Center for Communication, Media, and Information Technologies (CMI) at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark. Layton has a background in the information technology (IT) industry, having worked with a variety of companies offering digital-marketing software, web analytics platforms, disruptive technologies, outsourcing, health care and biotechnology IT, and web development services. She wrote key performance indicators for “Search Engine Marketing” (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and managed a digital advertising agency. Layton has been active in the start-up, nonprofit, and educational sectors, advising entrepreneurs, mentoring students, and providing business expertise.
Sharing economy companies have had no shortage of regulatory battles, but companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit are innovating and improving regulation by incorporating the very trust created through their platforms. Arun Sundararajan, author of "The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism" (MIT Press, 2016), observes that regulation need not originate with the government. He writes that it can take a myriad of forms while still being rational, ethical, and participatory. He describes three models of regulation used by sharing platforms: peer-to-peer, self-regulatory, and data-driven delegation. The way that sharing economy platforms are innovating regulation with digital trust systems exposes the effort by digital elites to impose Title II utility regulation from 1934 on the internet as backward and out of date.
report published by Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy concludes that the first hundred days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been marked by an unprecedented level of negative stories and an overwhelming focus on the president to the exclusion of other, substantive news; specifically, the president was the subject of 41 percent of all stories, which is three times more than any president’s coverage ever. The study is based on print editions of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post; the main newscasts of CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC; and three European news outlets, which are the United Kingdom’s Financial Times, BBC, and Germany’s ARD.
86 percent of all health care costs. Moreover, half of all healthcare spending goes to just 5 percent of all Americans who suffer from one or more of these diseases. An article from the National Center for Biotechnology Information observes that the growth of chronic disease is linked to convergence of an aging population with the persistence of several risk factors, including physical inactivity, use of tobacco and alcohol, high blood pressure and cholesterol, stress, depression, and being overweight and obese.
announced his moon shot: closing the digital divide. In a refreshing and pragmatic break from central planning of the broadband economy, the FCC launched the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), a diverse group of experts tasked with making recommendations on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed internet access by reducing and removing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment. To be sure, the US is the global leader in broadband infrastructure investment, accounting for one-quarter of the world’s total, but the process to deploy infrastructure could be improved.