Silas Hudson on Innovation

“Innovative people respond to incentives, just like anyone. You can’t punish them for innovating or taking rational risks and expect them to continue to do so. Nor can you merely deny them the rewards, recognition, and returns for their efforts without creating an atmosphere of indifference which is every bit as stagnating as an openly hostile one.”

Testimony before the House Science, Technology,  and Space Policy Subcommittee, March 13, 2046