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Noted author, attorney Peter Huber spoke at Clemson April 12

Rick Uhlmann, College of Business and Behavioral Science March 22, 2016 Peter Huber, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for More »

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A Century of Spectrum Overregulation and the Quest to Liberate Wireless Technologies

via Hudson Institute With the FCC’s relentless drive to regulate new technologies, a look back at the history of the More »

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Nationally recognized health-care economist, Jonathan Skinner spoke at Clemson University on Nov. 4

November 4, 2015 Jonathan Skinner, a nationally recognized health-care economist, spoke Nov. 4 at Clemson University on the U.S. health care More »

Understanding the Disruptive Innovation Wrought by Computers and the Internet: A Review

Thomas Hazlett recently reviewed two new volumes on the Information Economy for the International Journal of Economics of Business.  Both Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, From mainframes to smartphones: A history of the international computer industry (Harvard University Press, 2015), and Shane Greenstein, How the Internet became commercial: Innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network (Princeton University Press, 2015), offer important histories — and abundant insights — into today’s tech economy.
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Obama’s misguided plan to connect schools to the Internet

My new research shows that more Internet access funding doesn’t help students. And almost all U.S. schools are already online.

By Thomas Hazlett

Even during times of political gridlock, connecting schools to the Internet has always received bipartisan support. Politicians ranging from Bill Clinton to Newt Gingrich have endorsed the concept, and the federal government has funneled billions of dollars annually to boost Internet access for students under a twenty-year-old policy called “E-Rate.”

The Battle Over Net Neutrality Started With the 1920s-Era ‘Hush-A-Phone’

How an early telephone silencer took on AT&T.

It’s not unusual today to overhear strangers’ intimate phone conversations while commuting to work on public transit, or when relaxing in a park. Wireless telephone devices also give us the luxury of seeking out a quiet space where no one can listen in on a private phone call, or taking calls on the move.

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