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How More Regulation for US Tech Could Backfire

BY | February 14, 2018

Posted by Social Science Research Network By Larry Downes How More Regulation for U.S. Tech Could Backfire If 2017 was the year that tech became a lightning rod for dissatisfaction…

Posted by Social Science Research Network

By Larry Downes

How More Regulation for U.S. Tech Could Backfire

If 2017 was the year that tech became a lightning rod for dissatisfaction over everything from the last US presidential election to the possibility of a smartphone-driven dystopia, 2018 already looks to be that much worse.

Innovation and its discontents are nothing new, of course, going back at least to the 18th century, when Luddites physically attacked industrial looms. Hostility to t

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