Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center discusses his recent working paper with coauthor Brent Skorup, A History of Cronyism and Capture in the Information Technology Sector. Thierer takes a look at how cronyism has manifested itself in technology and media markets — whether it be in the form of regulatory favoritism or tax privileges. Which tech companies are the worst offenders? What are the consequences for consumers? And, how does cronyism affect entrepreneurship over the long term?
- A History of Cronyism and Capture in the Information Technology Sector, Thierer
- Video: A History of Cronysim and Capture in the Information Technology Sector, Thierer
- Adam Thierer Biography, Mercatus Center
- Adam Thierer on Anti-Tech Grump Evgeny Morozov, Thierer