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The Gridlock Economy


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Michael Heller is one of America's leading authorities on ownership. He is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of Real Estate Law at Columbia Law School and has served as the school's Vice Dean for Intellectual Life. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.


"Business Week"
"The bottom line: a compelling account with broad policy implications."
"Time Magazine" Curious Capitalist Blog
"Maybe the revolution starts with "The Gridlock Economy,""
"Offers a new way to look at economic issues."
"This could be one of this year's most important books. . . . Maybe the best thing to do is to send a copy of this vital book to your congressional representative."
"Wall Street Journal" Law Blog
"It seems all too infrequent an occurrence that a law professor writes a thoughtful and accessible book about law for a lay audience. But Michael Heller has done just that."
"Slate Magazine"
"The last decade has produced enough books challenging received wisdom to fill a small--and stupendously popular--library called the Compendium of Counter-intuition, [including Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink," James Surowiecki's "Wisdom of Crowds," Chris Anderson's "Long Tail"]. The newest addition to the collection is "The Gridlock Economy," . . . The difference is that Heller, unlike most of the authors of counterintuitive books, is actually a leader in the academic field he is scrutinizing. . . . Heller has managed to pull off one of the most perceptive popular books on property since "Das Kapital,""

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