New Book Explores Progressive Cities’ Crusade Against Technology


Naples, FL – The Foundation for Government Accountability is pleased to announce the release of a new mini-book by Senior Research Fellow Jared Meyer as part of FGA’s Freedom to Prosper initiative.

The mini-book, How Progressive Cities Fight Innovation (Encounter Books), explores the negative impact that local-level regulations have on innovative technologies and economic growth, often at the expense of workers and consumers.

Meyer showcases the promise of the changing economy through online platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, but points out that the potential of the so-called “sharing economy” extends far beyond these two companies. “Advances in technology continue to change the way that Americans live and work, and yet too often, these innovations get stifled by antiquated regulations at the hands of local governments,” Meyer said. “To promote work, and ultimately economic prosperity, cities must embrace the evolving marketplace by eliminating unnecessary regulatory burdens.”

Meyer serves as the lead researcher for FGA’s Freedom to Prosper initiative. Freedom to Prosper was established in 2016 with the aim of eliminating restrictive licensing requirements and regulatory burdens at the state and local levels. Through Freedom to Prosper, FGA’s experts work with governors, legislators, agencies, and regulatory boards to find innovative ways to create more opportunities for low-income individuals.

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