The New Economy (Pre)Dux; or, What History Teaches Us about the Wired World
By Andrew R. Rutten
This article appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of The Independent Review
Although James Elys Railroads and American Law (2001) examines the era of the locomotive, not Linux, its lessons for policymakers in the wired economy are significant. Whatever looks new in the past two decadesbubbles, busts, merger manias, managerial malfeasance, fights over network standards, imported labor, intellectual property, and hypethe railroads had in abundance.
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