New York City Supporter and Friend Lunch

Oct 15, 2015
11:30am1:30pm

Will innovators be forced to constantly seek the blessing of public officials before they develop and deploy new devices and service? Successful innovation, which is essential to better health, safety and security, requires freedom to experiment and develop. But there is an array of government rules and processes that increasingly prohibit “permissionless” innovation.

Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Adam Thierer argues that when policymakers work from a precautionary disposition, the result will be fewer services, lower quality goods, higher prices, diminished economic growth and a decline in overall standard of living. By contrast, “permissionless” innovation has the power to continue to fuel the next great industrial revolution. Please join us for a lunch discussion centered on this important topic.

This is not a fundraising event, and there is no charge to join us. We are pleased to have you as our guest to show our thanks and appreciation to our donors. Dress is business casual. Please invite friends or associates who might be interested.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Julie Burden at jburden@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 344-3219.