Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer electronics companies, and author of the New York Times best-selling books, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. His views are his own. Connect with him on Twitter: @GaryShapiro.

A Check-In for President Trump

 

In his first address to Congress, President Trump submitted a self-review of his first few weeks on the job. He summarized the steps he had already taken and the steps that he planned to take to make America great again. It was a highly anticipated speech — and the president more than delivered. He gave […]

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Will Trump Be as Great as Lincoln?

 

As Republican presidential candidates, Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump shared a passion for big ideas, unconventional oratory, and an establishment that discounted their chances to win. Both were surprise victors who won the Electoral College without getting a majority of the popular vote. Both entered the White House with optimistic supporters but a disdainful and […]

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How Driverless Car Technology Can Save Lives

 

If scientists developed a drug tomorrow that cured 90 percent of all cancer illnesses, would it be right to bring that medical innovation to market even as clinical trials continue? Consider that even what technically would be an “imperfect” cure could save half a million lives a year in the U.S. alone. How could anyone […]

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An Alternative to ‘Picking your Poison’ for President

 

Not in recent memory have both major-party presidential candidates been so roundly disliked. In a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump drew a staggering 70 percent disapproval rating. Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ choice, didn’t fare much better with a 55 percent unfavorable rating. It’s hard to believe that a country of more than […]

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Why Brexit Is a Win for Brits and the U.S.

 

Thursday’s Brexit vote was about far more than immigration. For a millennium, Britain has been a proudly sovereign nation. But in the four decades since joining the European Union, Britain’s sovereignty has been increasingly threatened by European integration. At the core of Britain’s decision to exit the EU is this: People do not like being […]

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Why Trump Is Wrong on Free Speech

 

From petty name-calling to louder-than-dog-whistle instances of racism, the level of discourse in this year’s presidential election has sunk to new lows. And the tone is being set by Donald Trump, the front-runner for bully-in-chief. As primary voting continues, and we brace ourselves for a contentious Republican National Convention in July, voters are faced with a clear […]

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Republicans Can Be the Party of Choice

 

Regardless of who wins the Republican presidential nomination, the GOP is uniquely positioned to present a compelling message guaranteed to attract millions of American voters come November. That message is that each of us has the power to choose what’s best for ourselves and for our families. That message embodies the essence of freedom itself […]

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Fill the Opening Now? A Long-Shot Proposal

 

In many ways, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reflected the best of America: a clarity of vision, guided by integrity and a commitment to principles. Immediately following his unexpected death, judicial colleagues and political partisans — conservative and liberal — praised Justice Scalia’s contributions as a principled and colorful jurist. But long before the clock […]

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Why We Need a National Internet Strategy

 

We love the Internet! The average American goes online more than 30 times a day and spends at least 30 hours a week online. And why shouldn’t we? The Internet is our on-ramp to worlds of sports, history, culture, banking, entertainment, gaming, and connectivity with others. In just a generation, it has become the oxygen […]

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Uber and the Democrats’ Old Ways

 

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t get it. Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez doesn’t get it. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem to get it, either, as he only reluctantly reversed a bad decision on the matter. In fact, generally, in a somewhat surprising reversal, many so-called Democratic “progressives” want to protect the […]

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