The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, May 21, 2010 - 452 pages
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Twenty-five new runways would eliminate most air travel delays in America; fifty patent owners are blocking a major drug company from creating a cancer cure; 90 percent of our broadcast spectrum sits idle while American cell phone service suffers. These problems have solutions that can jump-start innovation and help save our troubled economy. So, what's holding us back? Michael Heller, a leading authority on property, reveals that while private ownership creates wealth, too much ownership means that everyone loses. Startling and accessible, The Gridlock Economy offers insights on how we can overcome this preventable paradox.

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Review: The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

This book feels like a legal Malcolm Gladwell wannabe. Now, Gladwell is a compelling writer, so in some ways, that's a high bar. That said, what it feels like is that the book didn't have enough new ... Read full review

Review: The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

interesting concept but poorly executed. It should be written in a short, concise and interesting paper. The idea is extremely important though so I hope the concept spreads. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Michael Heller is a poet, essayist and critic. Among his many books are THIS CONSTELLATION IS A NAME: COLLECTED POEMS 1965-2010, SPEAKING THE ESTRANGED: ESSAYS ON THE POETRY OF GEORGE OPPEN, BECKMANN VARIATIONS AND OTHER POEMS, TWO NOVELLAS: MARBLE SNOWS & THE STUDY, ESCHATON, EARTH AND CAVE, EXIGENT FUTURES, and WORDFLOW: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS. He wrote the libretto for the opera Benjamin, based on the life of Walter Benjamin. His awards include the NEH Poet/Scholar grant, the Di Castagnola Prize and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. He was born in 1937 in New York City where he now lives.

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