The a16z policy framework is phenomenal.

+ build a better decentralized internet
+ tailor regulations to specific activities
+ harmonize oversight rules
+ modernize disclosures norms
+ clarify tax reporting rules
+ introduce DAOs as a new org structure
+ tackle the ESG challenge
Here's the introduction:

"An agenda for the future of the internet"

a16z.com/2021/10/13/an-…
The deck they offered outlining the thesis is really, really good. It ties "why", "why now", core aspirational values, problem/solution, and operationalizes the path forward.
(Link to the deck)

a16z.com/wp-content/upl…
And link to the full memo / proposal:

a16z.com/wp-content/upl…

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