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

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.