Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Andreas in bloomberg.com: Lowell, Slater, and Other IP Thieves

January 31, 2013

Peter Andreas writes that by the mid-19th century, America had become one of the leading industrial economies in the world -- thanks in large part to the very type of intellectual property theft it condemns in other nations today.

The essay, which appears in the Echoes column on bloomberg.com, is adapted from his new book, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America.