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Revolutionary Ideas for Radio Regulation

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  • Douglas A. Galbi

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Radio technology is the key to rapid broadband development that reaches even geographically remote areas of the world. To get needed, radical changes in radio regulation, much more attention should be directed toward central issues of constitutional law. Historical experience and centuries of conversation about fundamental political choices has created knowledge that can revolutionize radio regulation. Bringing this knowledge to life in the field of radio regulation involves asking three questions. First, what is a good separation and balance of powers in radio regulation? Second, how should radio regulation be geographically configured? Third, how should radio regulation understand and respect personal freedom and equality? Asking these questions does not call forth a pre-determined answer, nor is discussion of them within the competence of only a small group of radio technology experts. Asking these questions points to the truths and the process that offers the best hope for revolutionizing radio regulation and creating a better life for everyone.

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  • Douglas A. Galbi, 2003. "Revolutionary Ideas for Radio Regulation," Law and Economics 0304001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwple:0304001
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    1. Field, Alexander James, 1992. "The Magnetic Telegraph, Price and Quantity Data, and the New Management of Capital," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 52(02), pages 401-413, June.
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    Keywords

    spectrum; radio; regulation; communication; wireless; broadband; institutional design; separation of powers; federalism; rights;

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