Despite the best of intentions, regulations often hold back
our economy, allowing entrenched interests to block innovations which would
benefit consumers and promote human progress. But some companies — particularly
in the tech sector — have refused to accept this and skirt local and federal
rules in order to innovate without permission. So how much does regulation hold
back innovation in America? And how are entrepreneurs challenging this trend? I’ll
be exploring these questions today with Adam Thierer.
Adam is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he focuses on the public policy concerns surrounding emerging technologies. He is the author of “Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom” (2014) and “Evasive Entrepreneurs and the Future of Governance: How Innovation Improves Economies and Governments” (2020).
You can also check out the transcript of this podcast here.