Discovery Institute's Technology and Democracy Project (TDP) supports technology as the key engine for economic growth and seeks to free its natural advancement from the burdens of undue government regulation.
Our current focus is on realizing the economic and quality-of-life promise of real broadband to American homes by removing the regulatory morass that continues to stunt its growth; by removing archaic or jingoistic barriers to the free-market global economy; and by protecting the intellectual capital that will fuel the next generation of technological advancement. We also support innovative free-market alternatives to protect children and innocents from the internet's excesses.
In our own research and writing we explore the transformational capacity of new technologies in both the public and private sectors, and by supporting the work of outside experts who share our philosophy on matters of interest. TDP Fellows' fields of particular expertise include: telecommunications, tax policy, software, intellectual property, venture capital, defense, education, and transportation.