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Popular legend has it that before the Federal Radio Commission was established in 1927, the radio spectrum was in chaos, with broadcasting stations blasting powerful signals to drown out rivals. In this fascinating and entertaining history, Thomas Winslow Hazlett, a distinguished scholar in law and economics, debunks the idea that the U.S. government stepped in to impose necessary order. Instead, regulators blocked competition at the behest of incumbent interests and, for nearly a century, have suppressed innovation while quashing out-of-the-mainstream viewpoints.
Hazlett details how spectrum officials produced a âvast wastelandâ that they publicly criticized but privately protected. The story twists and turns, as farsighted visionariesâand the march of scienceârise to challenge the old regime. Over decades, reforms to liberate the radio spectrum have generated explosive progress, ushering in the âsmartphone revolution,â ubiquitous social media, and the amazing wireless world now emerging. Still, the author argues, the battle is not even half won.
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