Complexity, Permissionless Innovation, and the English Dance

Recently on EconTalk Russ Roberts talked with Duke University’s Mike Munger about permissionless innovation. The discussion focused on Mike’s recent essay on permissionless innovation, in which he claimed that “permissionless innovation, a strong presumption in favor of allowing experimentation with new technologies and with new business platforms that use those technologies” is the most important, … More Complexity, Permissionless Innovation, and the English Dance

Creating a Culture of Innovation: East Bay Punk Version

She’s from Salinas, oh oh oh And she looks like Venus, oh oh oh She’s from Salinas, oh oh oh And she looks like Venus – chorus fromĀ “She’s from Salinas” by The Sweet Baby Jesus Not the most inspired lyrics produced in the name of rock and roll, but it endures as a part of … More Creating a Culture of Innovation: East Bay Punk Version

Power Up: The Framework for a New ERA of UK Energy Distribution

The Adam Smith Institute has published a research report I wrote for them, Power Up: The framework for a new era of UK energy distribution. From the press release: The report … argues that new technologies such as smart grids and distributed energy production can revolutionise old models of energy distribution and pricing, in the … More Power Up: The Framework for a New ERA of UK Energy Distribution

FCC Title Ii and Raising Rivals’ Costs

As the consequences of the FCC vote to classify the Internet as a Title II service start to sink in, here are a couple of good commentaries you may not have seen. Jeffrey Tucker’s political economy analysis of the Title II vote as a power grab is one of the best overall analyses of the … More FCC Title Ii and Raising Rivals’ Costs