Software innovations will continue to transform everyday life, making high-quality healthcare more affordable, bringing a good education to anyone with online access, cutting traffic accidents and improving transportation and displacing many workers. The main obstacle to software-enabled progress is innovation-choking regulation and special-interest politicking.
Russell D. Roberts is the president of Shalem College in Jerusalem, Israel, and the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution. He is the founder and host of the weekly podcast EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious. His latest book is Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions That Define Us.