Virtual Discussion: A Time to Build? Institutional Failure and Reform After COVID-19
Date: Apr. 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Lincoln Network on Thursday, April 30 at 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST, for an hour-long conversation about institutional reform to help builders in Silicon Valley and DC consider their role in the work ahead.
Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity
Mark Lutter, Founder and Executive Director of the Charter Cities Institute
Marci Harris, CEO and Co-Founder of PopVox
Marshall Kosloff, Director of Outreach and Media, Lincoln Network
About this event
In 2011, Marc Andreessen, co-creator of the Mosaic internet browser and co-founder of Netscape and the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz published Why Software Is Eating the World. The essays’ description of how software would upend entire industries, and almost all aspects of everyday life served as a rallying call for the Web 3.0 era. Now, Andreessen’s widely-acclaimed new essay, It’s Time to Build, written amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and a brewing recession, has the potential to define the 2020s.
Even if we accept that institutional reform is the key to furthering the causes of innovation and progress, what are the next steps? What new institutions need to be created, and what ways do we need to reform legacy institutions from the 20th century or earlier?