Although James Ely’s 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 decades—bubbles, busts, merger manias, managerial malfeasance, fights over network standards, imported labor, intellectual property, and hype—the railroads had in abundance.

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