This is an energetic exploration of how the right rules make everything so much better.

I believe that the intersection(s) of public policy + technology is more than just “trick-or-treating” and robotically lobbying politicians. Public policy (regulations, or “regs”) should be a foundational part of every start-up’s strategy (“riches”). I also think we need to train more entrepreneurial regulators that can help ensure we evolve our legislative guardrails and protect people from harm(s) through the practice of ‘radical incrementalism.’ The newsletter demonstrates what that could look like, and I also run (and teach at) a small Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at McMaster University that focuses on Digital Society.

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Ultimately, the newsletter usually looks at “small” tech (early-stage companies) as a way to learn + think about regulatory issues related to “big” tech. There’s so much to consider that’s happening in our own backyard. The newsletter also tries to look ahead and spot harms on the horizon.

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Regs-to-Riches is published ~weekly with input from readers like you. Here’s some endorsements from fellow readers:

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Vass Bednar
smart generalist working at the intersection of technology and public policy.