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The gridlock economy : how too much ownership wrecks markets, stops innovation, and costs lives

Author: Michael Heller
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the consequences of excessive property rights creating an underuse of resources, addressing such issues as excessive patent rights that inhibit the development of life-saving drugs, real estate practices that lead to a loss of family estates, and copyright laws.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heller, Michael, 1962-
Gridlock economy.
New York : Basic Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)609321513
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Heller
ISBN: 9780465029167 0465029167
OCLC Number: 213600708
Description: xvii, 259 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The tragedy of the anticommons --
Welcome to the lexicon --
Where are the cures? --
You can't hear me now --
Block parties, share croppers, and banana republics --
Empty Moscow storefronts --
The world is mine oyster --
A solutions toolkit.
Responsibility: Michael Heller.
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