Adam Thierer on Disruption and Civil Disobedience (Reboot 2018)

We used to praise disruptors who flagrantly challenged outdated regulations. But the boundary-pushing of some companies has left a bad taste. Has this chilled the willingness of the next wave of startups and investors to take the same kinds of risks? Has this made policymakers more willing to intervene early? What’s the best legal framework to approach disruptive technologies?


  • Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Zach Graves, Head of Policy at Lincoln Network (Moderator)