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  Adam Thierer on Permissionless Innovation

Adam Thierer, senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses his latest book Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom. Thierer discuss...
  Jerry Brito author

  Patrick Byrne on online retailers accepting Bitcoin

Patrick Byrne, CEO of, discusses how became one of the first online retail stores to accept Bitcoin. Byrne provides insight into how Bitcoin lowers transaction costs, making it beneficial to both retailers and consumers, and...
  Jerry Brito author

  Jeff Garzik on Bitcoin development

Jeff Garzik, senior software engineer at Bitpay and one of Bitcoin's core developers, discusses the future of Bitcoin. Garzik talks with us about what it's like to be a developer for Bitcoin; how to make the cryptocurrency more secure; what Bitcoin dev...
  Jerry Brito author

  Shane Greenstein on bias in Wikipedia articles

Shane Greenstein, Kellogg Chair in Information Technology at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, discusses his recent paper, Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia , coauthored by Harvard assistant professor ...
  Jerry Brito author

  Ladar Levison on Lavabit

Ladar Levison, founder of encrypted email service Lavabit, discusses recent government action that led him to shut down his firm. When it was suspected that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden used Lavabit's email service, the FBI issued a National Securi...
  Jerry Brito author

  Gina Keating on netflix

Gina Keating, author of Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs, discusses the startup of Netflix and their competition with Blockbuster.
  Jerry Brito author

  Timothy Ravich on drones

Timothy Ravich, a board certified aviation lawyer in private practice and an adjunct professor of law at the Florida International University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law, discusses the future of unmanned aerial system (UAS),...
  Jerry Brito author

  W. Patrick McCray on visioneers

W. Patrick McCray, author of The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future, tells the story of these modern utopians who predicted that their technologies could transform society as hum...
  Jerry Brito author

  Alex Tabarrok on innovation

Alex Tabarrok, author of the ebook Launching The Innovation Renaissance: A New Path to Bring Smart Ideas to Market Fast discusses America's declining growth rate in total factor productivity, what this means for the future of innovation, and what can b...
  Jerry Brito author

  Paul Heald on the public domain

Paul J. Heald, professor of law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses his new book "Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain? Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension." The international debate over copyright ter...
  Jerry Brito author