Gridlock Economy
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“This extraordinarily important and beautifully written book will be the foundation to a new metaphor that will guide public policy work for at least a generation.”
—Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, Code, and The Future of Ideas


A New Market Dynamic

25 new runways would eliminate most air travel delays in America. Why can’t we build them? 50 patent owners are blocking a major drug maker from creating a cancer cure. Why won’t they get out of the way? 90% of our broadcast spectrum sits idle while American cell phone service lags far behindJapan’s and Korea’s. Why are we wasting our airwaves? More

The Gridlock Blog

Read and comment on blog postings by Michael Heller as he explores the economic aspects of leading innovations in hi-tech, biomedicine, film, music, real estate, and much more. More