What is permissionless innovation?
Permissionless Innovation is a concept that Adam Thierer writes about in his book entitled, Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom. The concept talks about how to think about regulating new business models or technologies. It advocates for politicians and people to not assume the worst when it comes to technology, not to give into the often unfounded fears of technology.
Is Utah a safe harbor for tech and innovative companies?
Utah certainly labels itself as a safe harbor for tech and innovative companies. However, the state may not always be living up to this label. Numerous companies have had countless run-ins with regulators for simply doing something different. Whether that was Tesla, or Uber/Lyft to Airbnb, companies with innovative ideas and business models are not always met with warm, welcoming arms.
What is the Market Empowerment Framework?
The Market Empowerment Framework is a process we have developed to assist legislators, regulators, and consumers to evaluate the necessity and level of regulations that should be applied to new and/or innovative companies. By answering a series of questions, a person will be able to follow a least restrictive means process to enable innovation in Utah. As a result, the state would become an increasingly attractive option for companies looking to relocate out of extraordinarily burdensome regulatory environments to friendlier places.