Media

Since its launch in 2014, Permissionless Innovation has garnered attention and become a technological buzzword.  Below are some of the highlights of the coverage.

Permissionless Innovation

“Entrepreneurs Should Be Innocent Until Proven Guilty”
Jared Meyer interviews Adam Thierer on Forbes
May 19, 2016

Adam Thierer on The Tech Policy Podcast
May 10th, 2016

“Don’t Let Government Stifle the Next Tech Revolution”
Adam Thierer at The Fiscal Times
May 3rd, 2016

“A New Industrial Revolution?”
Adam Thierer on The Charles Koch Institute’s Medium Page
April 28th, 2016

“Making the Case for Permissionless Innovation”
Adam Thierer on the a16z Podcast

Sharing Economy

Ride-Sharing through the Fog of Labor Laws
Christopher Koopman at The Hill
February 12, 2016

Does Regulation Serve the Public Interest?”
Christopher Coyne and Rachel Coyne at CapX
January 21, 2016

Profits Are What Drive the Economy
Adam Millsap at Inside Sources
December 15, 2015

The ‘Independent Worker’ Proposal: A Step Sideways Rather than Forward
Michael Farren and Adam Millsap at Concentrated Benefits
December 10, 2015

Attempt to Level Taxi, Ride-Share Playing Field
Michael Farren and Adam Millsap at the Philadelphia Inquirer
December 9, 2015

An Uber Good Way to Even the Playing Field
Ryan Friel and Liya Palagashvili at U.S. News and World Report
December 8, 2015

Regulating Your Neighbors for Fun and Profit
Michael Farren at InsideSources Syndicate
November 27, 2015

Uber under Attack: What Critics Get Wrong
Liya Palagashvili and Nawaphon Sittisawassakul at the Fiscal Times
November 27, 2015

A Common-Sense Solution to the Uber vs. Taxi Wars
Michael Farren and Matthew Mitchell at the Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2015

An Uber Lesson for Europe’s Cold War Against Innovation”
Michael Farren at U.S. News and World Report
October 26, 2015

With Broward on Board, Uber, Lyft Can’t Be Kept out of Miami-Dade
Michael Farren at the Miami Herald
October 25, 2014

Lessons from the Uber-De Blasio Showdown
Liya Palagashvili at Inside Sources
August 10, 2015

Expensive Licensing Can Drive Away Entrepreneurs
Christopher Koopman at the Richmond Time-Dispatch
July 18, 2015

Confronting the Sharing Economy
Christopher Koopman at The Hill
July 15, 2015

Monopolies Are Good When Government Creates Them?”
Robert Krol at Real Clear Markets
July 9, 2015

Sharing Economy Innovators Shouldn’t Be Shackled by Rules for a Bygone Era
Michael Farren at U.S. News and World Report
June 22, 2015

Opportunity and Mobility in the Sharing Economy
Christopher Koopman at Real Clear Technology
May 19, 2015

What is the Sharing Economy?”
Christopher Koopman at Cato Unbound
February 27, 2015

Curbing the New Corporate Power
Adam Thierer at the Boston Review
May 5, 2015

Today’s Solutions, Tomorrow’s Problems
Christopher Koopman at Cato Unbound
February 17, 2015

Don’t Regulate the Sharing Economy
Christopher Koopman and Adam Thierer at the Daily Beast
December 30, 2014

An Uber Challenge to Tacky Taxis
Matthew Mitchell at the Washington Times
August 28, 2014

Virginia Regulators Should Let Lyft and Uber Roll
Jerry Brito at Reason
June 16, 2014

Transportation Apps Offer Alternative to Taxis
Matthew Mitchell at the Richmond Times-Dispatch
June 14, 2014

If You Like Uber, You Would’ve Loved the Jitney
Michael Farren at the Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2014

Ride-Sharing Shows How Slow Governments Can Be
Christopher Koopman and Matthew Mitchell at the Pittsburg Post-Gazette
June 6, 2014

Share and Share Alike: Regulatory Burdens Threaten to Overwhelm Sharing Services Like Uber and Airbnb
Matthew Mitchell at U.S. News and World Report
April 15, 2014

Big Data

Here’s How Apple Plans to Beat the FBI
Andrea Castillo at Reason
March 8, 2016

Apple Versus the FBI
Andrea Castillo at Reason
February 23, 2016

Apple Is Right to Defy the FBI Over Phone Encryption
Andrea Castillo at Newsweek
February 18, 2016

Congress Snuck a Massive Surveillance Expansion into the Omnibus Budget
Andrea Castillo at Reason
December 29, 2015

Paris Terrorism No Excuse for Anti-Encryption Efforts
Andrea Castillo at Reason
November 24, 2015

Shadow-Censorship on Social Media Sparks New Concerns for Open-Internet Advocates
Andrea Castillo at Reason
October 27, 2015

Sloppy U.N. Cyberviolence Report Uses Damsels in Digital Distress to Cheer Censorship
Andrea Castillo at Reason
October 13, 2015

What Ashley Madison Teaches Us About Data Hygiene
Andrea Castillo at Reason
August 25, 2015

How a Legal Squabble Could Change the Way the Government Collects Personal Data
Andrea Castillo at Reason
September 15, 2015

Federal Agencies Fight for Warrantless Access to Emails
Veronique de Rugy at Creator’s Syndicate
August 13, 2015

Giving Government ‘Backdoor’ Access to Encrypted Data Threatens Personal Privacy and National Security
Andrea Castillo at Reason
June 16, 2015

How CISA Threatens Both Privacy and Cybersecurity
Andrea Castillo at Reason
May 10, 2015

“Is the New Consumer Privacy Bill Overkill? A Q&A with Adam Thierer
Adam Theirer at Privacy Perspectives
March 11, 2015

Initial Thoughts on Obama Administration’s ‘Privacy Bill of Rights’ Proposal
Adam Thierer at Tech Liberation Front
February 27, 2015

Cops Scan Social Media to Help Assess Your ‘Threat Level’
Brent Skorup at Reuters
December 12, 2014

Seven Internet Policy Ideas that Everyone Can Agree On
Eli Dourado and Danielle Kehl at Vox
December 12, 2014

What Do We Mean by Online Safety?”
Adam Thierer at the Family Online Safety Institute
November 24, 2014

Turning Yourself Into a Surveillance Camera May Be Perfectly Legal
Jerry Brito at Reason
July 14, 2014

Putting Privacy Concerns About the Internet of Things in Perspective
Adam Thierer at Privacy Perspectives
February 3, 2014

Do We Need A Constitutional Amendment Restricting Private-Sector Data Collection?”
Adam Thierer at Privacy Perspectives
January 23, 2014

The Year Government Lost Its Grip on Information
Jerry Brito at Reason
December 30, 2013

How Much Surveillance Can We Accept?”
Jerry Brito at Reason
December 30, 2013

Relax and Learn to Love Big Data
Adam Thierer at U.S. News and World Report
September 16, 2013

So Much for America’s Internet Freedom Agenda
Eli Dourado at The Guardian
August 7, 2013

Why I Haven’t Yet Given Up Hope on Contracting Around Personal Data
Adam Thierer at Privacy Perspectives
August 3, 2013

Let’s Not Place All Our Eggs in the Do Not Track Basket
Adam Thierer at Privacy Perspectives
May 2, 2013

Speech Policies for Information Platforms Are Hard
Adam Thierer at Forbes
September 16, 2012

10 Reasons Why Nationalizing Facebook Would Be Ridiculous
Adam Thierer at Forbes
August 17, 2012

Common Sense About Kids, Facebook, and The Net
Adam Thierer at Forbes
June 11, 2012

The Problem with Obama’s ‘Let’s Be More Like Europe’ Privacy Plan
Adam Thierer at Forbes
February 23, 2012

Drones, Driverless Cars, and A.I.

The FAA Is Constantly Thwarting Innovation
Eli Dourado at Slate
February 17, 2016

The Government Is Rushing out an Ill-Conceived Plan to Regulate Consumer Drones
Eli Dourado at Vox
November 12, 2015

A DMV for Drones? Inside the FAA’s Clumsy Push to Regulate Flying Computers
Andrea Castillo at Reason
November 10, 2015

Will Robots Take Our Jobs?”
Andrea Castillo at Reason
March 3, 2015

Don’t Slam the Brakes on Driverless Cars
Adam Thierer and Ryan Hagemann at U.S. News and World Report
December 1, 2014

Intelligent vehicles could save lives
Adam Thierer and Ryan Hagemann at the Orange County Register
November 26, 2014

The next Internet-like platform for innovation? Airspace. (Think Drones)”
Eli Dourado at WIRED
April 23, 2013

Advanced Medical Technology

The FDA Must Return to Its Public Health Mission
Joseph Gulfo at The Hill
March 4, 2016

FDA Must Focus on Drug Safety and Effectiveness
Joseph Gulfo at The Hill
February 19, 2016

The FDA is Showing Its Age
Richard Williams at U.S. News and World Report
February 1, 2016

Congress and the FDA Are Blocking Medical Innovation
Richard Williams at U.S. News and World Report
November 30, 2015

The Martian vs. the FDA on How to Science S#!t
Richard Williams at InsideSources
November 11, 2015

Replacing the FDA
Robert Graboyes at Real Clear Policy
October 23, 2015

Uncle Sam Wants Your FitBit: The Fight for Internet Freedom Gets Physical
Adam Thierer at Reason
May 2015

Healthcare Cures and Innovation for the 21st Century
Richard Williams at The Hill
May 29, 2015

Why We Need a Medical Innovation Impact Index
Joseph Gulfo at The Hill
May 28, 2015

Steampunk Regulation, Medical Technology, and the IT Revolution
Robert Graboyes at Real Clear Technology
March 12, 2015

Medical Devices Are No Sin
Richard Williams and Matthew Mitchell at The Hill
February 13, 2015

Health Care Innovation through Less Regulation
Richard Williams at U.S. News and World Report
January 26, 2015

Why We Need to Liberate America’s Health Care
Robert Graboyes for PBS Newshour
January 9, 2015

How to Print Yourself a New Hand
Robert Graboyes for CNN
October 24, 2014

Innovation Is the Key to Health Care Reform
Robert Graboyes at Reason
July 1, 2014

Paging Dr. Jobs
Robert Graboyes at the McClatchy Tribune
October 2, 2013

Internet of Things

Don’t Let Fear Hold Back the Internet of Things
Adam Thierer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
September 22, 2015

How to Not Strangle the Internet of Things
Adam Thierer at Politico
June 30, 2015

Uncle Sam Wants Your FitBit: The Fight for Internet Freedom Gets Physical
Adam Thierer at Reason
May 2015

Will Robots Take Our Jobs?”
Andrea Castillo at Reason
March 3, 2015

Some Initial Thoughts on the FTC Internet of Things Report
Adam Thierer at Tech Liberation Front
January 28, 2015

Putting Privacy Concerns About the Internet of Things in Perspective
Adam Thierer at Privacy Perspectives
February 3, 2014

The Growing Conflict of Visions over the Internet of Things & Privacy
Adam Thierer at Tech Liberation Front
January 14, 2014

Can We Adapt to the Internet of Things?”
Adam Thierer at Privacy Perspectives
June 19, 2013