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The Spectrum Should be Private: The Economics, History, and Future of Wireless Technology

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Tags Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

12/15/2004B.K. Marcus

Is the radio spectrum a unique resource that belongs to the public, or can it be privately owned like any other good or service? Most people assume that public ownership is axiomatic—a starting point rather than the historical consequence of special interests pretending to misunderstand economics. This is wholly incorrect.

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