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This was an interesting follow-up read to Naomi Klein's brilliant The Shock Doctrine, written as it is by a former employee of the World Bank who is repudiating to some extent the no-limits capitalism doctrine espoused by that institution. Heller's wide-ranging case-study analysis of examples of "the anti-commons," where too much private ownership "wrecks markets, stops innovation, and costs lives" was interesting, but very strangely written: in trying to frame his arguments for a mass audience, he often lapses into overly-repetitive and simplistic prose, and his charts and visuals are sometimes ludicrously basic. I found his explanation of why we have such terrible cellphone service in the U.S. illuminating, but overall, this is not a book I will be recommending to others.  


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