Disruptive Innovation – How Creativity and Freedom Are Making a Better World

Free Market Road Show 2020

As we move into the roaring twenties of the 21st century, we need to start thinking more seriously about disruptive innovation. Why? Because innovation and disruption are reshaping our world for the better.

Let’s take CRISPR 2.0. Roughly speaking, it is a molecular scalpel which can edit or delete genes. This DNA-editing tool is becoming so precise that many predict it will be able to cure 89 per cent of all genetic diseases very soon.

In fact, if we look at AI, robotics, automation, 3D printing, 5G, Fintech, the sharing economy, or Crypto (just to name a few technologies and business models), we’ve barely scratched the surface of what is possible.

Innovation is how people take matters into their own hands. And technology is enriching humanity and leading us to a cleaner, greener, richer, and healthier planet.

Enter the doomsayers

Nevertheless, there has been a disturbing resurgence in mainstream parties of ideas that had been declared dead decades ago. Policies proven to be ineffective and immoral are making a comeback, whether in the form of the Green New Deal, punitive and business-hobbling tax rates, or a general sense of malaise that the problems of our time can be addressed only by state action.

All of these variations play on the same theme: they together represent a pessimistic and defeatist worldview that seeks society’s salvation by assaulting private property, individual freedom, and free markets. In other words, an assault on the capitalist order.

Its latest incarnation is the nonsensical and apocalyptic policy proposals associated with the environmental movement today.

Why the constant revelling in doom and gloom? Why has our focus shifted so markedly to underscore everything we allegedly can’t do?

Prosperity for all

The 2020 Free Market Road Show will debunk the myths and fallacies that stem from baseless social pessimism and fear mongering.

What’s more, the FMRS in 2020 will also spearhead a Pan-European discussion on the spirit of innovation that leads to progress and prosperity. Because, as Matt Ridley explains: “Innovation is the source of virtually all prosperity. It is the reason the average person now lives longer, feeds better, travels farther, is better entertained and sees more children survive than even a monarch did four centuries ago. A glance back through history shows that innovation nearly always does more good than harm.”

And we will not only celebrate disruptive innovation but also investigate its prospects in the 21st century, its roots and causes, its variations in different sectors, and how specific areas (cities/regions/etc.) can better foster it and turn it to their advantage.

Join the largest Libertarian event on Earth

Over 8 weeks, between April 27th and June 18th, we will be touring 34 cities in Europe, the Caucasus, and Israel with a clear message of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, peace, and prosperity.

Make sure you enroll for our event in your city – you won’t want to miss it.

See you on the road!

FMRS Iasi

April 27 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FMRS Tirana

April 27 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FMRS Prague

April 27 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FMRS Chisinau

April 28 | 12:00 AM

FMRS Podgorica

April 28 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

FMRS Belgrade

April 29 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FMRS Bucharest

April 29 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FMRS Sarajevo

April 30 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FMRS Blagoevgrad

April 30 | 10:45 AM - 1:45 PM

FMRS Budapest

May 4 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FMRS Cambridge

May 4 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FMRS London

May 5 | 12:00 AM

FMRS Bratislava

May 5 | 9:00 AM

FMRS Brussels

May 6 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FMRS Warsaw

May 7 | 12:00 AM

FMRS Stockholm

May 7 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FMRS Zagreb

May 8 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

FMRS Zurich

May 11 | 12:00 AM

FMRS Tallinn

May 12 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

FMRS Munich

May 12 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FMRS Vienna

May 13 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FMRS Kyiv

May 13 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FMRS Tbilisi

May 15 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FMRS Batumi

May 16 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FMRS Tel Aviv

May 21 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FMRS Pristina

June 15 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FMRS Malaga

June 15 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FMRS Skopje

June 16 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FMRS Seville

June 16 | 4:00 PM

FMRS Madrid

June 17 | 12:00 AM

FMRS Thessaloniki

June 17 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FMRS Castellon

June 18 | 12:00 AM

FMRS Athens

June 18 | 12:00 AM

FMRS Rome

June 18 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM