Archive: Lawrence McQuillan

Lawrence J. McQuillan is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute.
Hacking Mosquitoes to Save Lives
How Innovation is Being Harnessed to Take on Deadly Diseases at the Source
Hacking pests could be a turning point in defeating some deadly diseases and saving millions of lives worldwide. It could also end the need for conventional spraying campaigns.
Lawrence McQuillan | October 16, 2018
What Is Smart Growth?
Do you know how your gas taxes are spent?
Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute, explains how a portion of gas taxes are transferred to the Highway Trust Fund.
Lawrence McQuillan | September 28, 2018
Developing Countries Lead in Education Innovation
Old-line government schools are failing many children, especially in low-income neighborhoods.
Even though government schools have serious flaws, many parents are reluctant to gamble on new learning models. On the other hand, American parents can overcome the obstacles to innovation.
Lawrence McQuillan | September 24, 2018
Shouldn’t Healthcare be Portable?
Why should you lose your health insurance if you leave your job?
Why should you lose your health insurance if you leave your job? Where and how did this practice start, and how can we begin decoupling employment and health insurance?
Lawrence McQuillan | September 24, 2018
How a Charity Uses Fake Money and Auction Markets to Help Feed America
This nonprofit worked with economists to solve a knowledge problem.
Feeding America’s CEO recognized the mismatch between local and central knowledge, and was determined to solve the problem. Working with a group of local food bank directors and economists at the University of Chicago, they devised an ingenious solution involving fake money and a national online auction market, similar to EBay.
Lawrence McQuillan | September 22, 2018