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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

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

User Review  - Wally Muchow - Goodreads

An interesting book that raised some familiar concerns on copyright and intellectual property. In addition there was discussion around public policy concerning assembling land for public purposes and how fragmentation can thwart the public good. Read full review

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

User Review  - Louis Bouchard - Goodreads

Illuminating I'm generally for both free markets and strong property rights, and expected to find a lot to disagree with in this book, but I didn't. The author does a good job of laying out the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Adam Ross - Goodreads

This was a great book, showing how intellectual property, strictly defined, actually destroys culture and hinders growth. He argues that when too many people own too many parts of one piece of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Gilman - Goodreads

Interesting overview of real-life situations in which too much ownership can lead to unfortunate underuse. Really grabbed me with the example talking about Alzheimer's treatments being left on the lab ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Bryce - Goodreads

I got through about half of it and then I felt like the author had made the major point and was largely over doing it, so I moved on to other books in my to read list. I may get back to it and read the whole thing at some point. Read full review

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

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

So far it is interesting. I didn't realize this was new information; that private property adds expense to collaboration, sometimes to the point that projects are abandoned. We have have popular ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Abraham - Goodreads

Fantastic book, truly a new economic theory, makes sense of cartel theory and certain game theories and finally helps put the privatization vs. regulation wars into perspective. However,everything you ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

I'm divided about how I feel about this book. In some ways, I don't think that Heller did a thorough job of really explaining his proposed solutions to what is indeed a very thorny problem. On the ... Read full review


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