Permissionless Innovation The Continuing Case For Comprehensive Technological Freedom

Permissionless Innovation  The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom
Publisher Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 214
ISBN 9781942951247
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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? In this book, Adam Thierer argues that if the former disposition, “the precautionary principle,” trumps the latter, “permissionless innovation,” the result will be fewer services, lower-quality goods, higher prices, diminished economic growth, and a decline in the overall standard of living. When public policy is shaped by “precautionary principle” reasoning, it poses a serious threat to technological progress, economic entrepreneurialism, and long-run prosperity. By contrast, permissionless innovation has fueled the success of the Internet and much of the modern tech economy in recent years, and it is set to power the next great industrial revolution—if we let it.

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  • Publisher : Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15

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  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28

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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-06

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