Anti-competitive spectrum regulation squelches innovation and impedes progress. Government should get out of the way.
Published on: July 4, 2017
Thomas Winslow Hazlett is the Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics at Clemson University. He formerly held faculty positions at U.C. Davis, Wharton, and George Mason University, and served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission. This essay is excerpted, with slight revisions, from his recent book The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone (Yale University Press).