General Overview


Will innovators be forced to seek the blessing of public officials before they develop and deploy new devices and services, or will they be generally left free to experiment with new technologies and business models?

If they aren’t free to experiment, the result will be fewer services, lower-quality goods, higher prices, and diminished economic growth.

Read more about the “big picture” debate over innovation policy in our modern world below.

Celebrating 20 Years of Internet Free Speech & Free Exchange
Adam Thierer at Plain Text
June 21, 2017

Innovation Arbitrage, Technological Civil Disobedience & Spontaneous Deregulation
Adam Thierer at Medium
December 7, 2016

Permissionless Innovation: A 10-Part Policy Checklist
Adam Thierer at Medium
April 5, 2016

The Innovator’s Defense Fund: What It Is and Why It’s Needed
Adam Thierer and Eli Dourado at Medium
February 25, 2016

How Attitudes about Risk & Failure Affect Innovation on Either Side of the Atlantic
Adam Thierer at Plain Text
June 19, 2015

Problems with Precautionary Principle-Minded Tech Regulation & a Federal Robotics Commission
Adam Thierer and Eli Dourado at Medium
September 22, 2014

Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change
Adam Thierer at Medium
June 30, 2014

“Why Permissionless Innovation Matters”
Adam Thierer at Medium
April 24, 2014

Embracing a Culture of Permissionless Innovation
Adam Thierer at Cato Online Forum
November 17, 2014