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Peter Van Doren joins us this week for a discussion on net neutrality. What is net neutrality, and why do people seem to get so upset about it?

Aaron Ross Powell
Director and Editor
Trevor Burrus
Research Fellow, Constitutional Studies

Peter Van Doren is editor of the quarterly journal Regulation and an expert in the regulation of housing, land, energy, the environment, transportation, and labor. He has taught at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University), the School of Organization and Management (Yale University), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1987 to 1988 he was the postdoctoral fellow in political economy at Carnegie Mellon University. His writing has been published in theWall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Journal of Commerce, and the New York Post. Van Doren has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, and Voice of America. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his master’s degree and doctorate from Yale University.

How does the internet work? Will net neutrality rules cause the internet to be less innovative? Would a non‐​neutral internet create barriers to market entry? Should the internet be treated like a public utility? What would that look like, and would it work?

Show Notes and Further Reading

Hal J. Singer, “Net Neutrality: A Radical Form of Non‐​Discrimination” (2007 article in Regulation magazine)

Bruce M. Owen, “Antecedents to Net Neutrality” (2007 article in Regulation magazine)

Christopher S. Yoo, “Network Neutrality or Internet Innovation?” (2010 article in Regulation magazine)

Gerald R. Faulhaber, “The Economics of Network Neutrality” (2011 article in Regulation magazine)

Christopher S. Yoo, “A Clash of Regulatory Paradigms” (2012 article in Regulation magazine)

Christopher S. Yoo, “The Questionable Call for Common Carriage” (2014 article in Regulation magazine)