Archive: Lawrence McQuillan

Avatar Lawrence J. McQuillan is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute.
Trump and Newsom Think Alike on Deadly Wildfires
Both President Trump and Governor Newsom propose easing environmental regulations for forest-thinning to speed up wildfire prevention.
Lawrence McQuillan | July 19, 2019
Historic Landmark Status Punishes Manhattan’s Iconic Strand Bookstore
The store has a new “partner,” the Preservation Commission, which has authority to block, alter, and delay business decisions.
Lawrence McQuillan | June 25, 2019
California’s DMV Drives Us Crazy, Reforms Are Needed
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has created a “DMV Reinvention Strike Team” to recommend “long-term . . . reform”.
Lawrence McQuillan | March 8, 2019
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
WATCH: 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
WATCH: Shouldn’t Healthcare be Portable?
Why should you lose your health insurance if you leave your job?
How can we begin decoupling health insurance from employment?
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.
Lawrence McQuillan | September 22, 2018