Permissionless Innovation and Public Policy: A 10-Point Blueprint

40 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2016

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Adam D. Thierer

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Date Written: April 8, 2016

Abstract

This article summarizes the major policy recommendations contained in the book, "Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom" (now in its second edition). The book highlights the importance of permissionless innovation and explains how technological advancement is the fundamental driver of long-term economic growth and human flourishing more generally.

Keywords: Permission, permissionless, precaution, precautionary, principle, innovation, innovate, privacy, safety, security, tech, technology, policy, law, regulation, future, norms, anticipation, adapt, adaptation, progress, prosperity, stability, technocrat, Postrel, Wildavsky, data, information, optimism

JEL Classification: O1, O11, O30, O31, O33, O35, O38, Q55, N70, N00

Suggested Citation

Thierer, Adam D., Permissionless Innovation and Public Policy: A 10-Point Blueprint (April 8, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2761139 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2761139

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