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

“regs to riches” is a playful meditation on responsible innovation. I don’t tell you what to think, but rather model how to think about the relationship between regulation(s) and economic value. It’s like a citizen’s arrest for the digital economy.

Together, we explore examples of ‘hangover legislation’ - older rules that actually apply pretty well to the digital economy, but we just don’t use them - and look at how modest but meaningful legislative interventions can be a source of policy innovation (I call it “radical incrementalism.”).

The newsletter is for anyone interested in that “one weird trick” that can make Canada that much cooler.


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