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Evasive Entrepreneurs and the Future of Governance: How Innovation Improves Economies and Governments

(Cato Institute, April 2020)

April 28, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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Featuring the author Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; moderated by Matthew Feeney, Director, Project on Emerging Technologies, Cato Institute.

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Innovators of all stripes are increasingly using new technological capabilities to circumvent traditional regulatory systems, or at least put pressure on public policymakers to reform laws and regulations that are outmoded, inefficient, or illogical. Disruptive innovators are emerging in a range of fields including 3D printers, drones, driverless cars, Bitcoin and blockchain, virtual reality, and the “Internet of Things.” Some of these innovators just love to tinker. Others want to change the world with new life‐​enriching products. And many more are just looking to earn a living and support their families. Regardless of why they are doing it, these ‘evasive entrepreneurs’—innovators who don’t always conform to social or legal norms—are changing the world and challenging their governments.

Please join us for a discussion on a book about these innovators with the author of Evasive Entrepreneurs and the Future of Governance: How Innovation Improves Economies and Governments Adam Thierer and Matthew Feeney, director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Emerging Technologies.

Evasive Entrepreneurs and the Future of Governance: How Innovation Improves Economies and Governments

This book makes the case for embracing “evasive entrepreneurs” and the freedom to be innovative because of the many benefits that individuals, society, and even governments derive from acts of technological creativity.

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