When: December 17, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Where: Virtual Webinar
Who:

  • Eli Lehrer, President, R Street
  • Virginia Postrel, author
  • Wayne Brough, Senior Managing Fellow, Technology & Innovation

In today’s world, innovation appears tied to discussions of Big Tech. Yet, Virginia Postrel’s new book, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, reminds us that innovation is everywhere. In her history of the textile industry, Postrel finds examples of the same drive for innovation and new technologies that we typically associate with Silicon Valley today. Please join us for a discussion of The Fabric of Civilization and how it can help us understand broader questions of innovation, technology and competition in today’s policy debates.