Congress vs. the “Pacing Problem[s]”

Policy lags technology and it’s only getting worse

Marci Harris
Aug 21, 2019 · 8 min read

What happens when technological innovation outpaces the ability of laws and regulations to keep up?,” asked Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Institute.

Why is Congress so dumb?,” asked New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell [D] in a January 2019 Washington Post op-ed.

And we all remember the infamous Facebook hearings, revealing “how little Congress seems to know about Facebook, much less what to do about it.”