Peter W. Huber
Peter Huber is a lawyer and writer. He earned a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T., and served as an Assistant and later Associate Professor at M.I.T. for six years. His law degree is from the Harvard Law School. He clerked on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and then on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He is a Senior Fellow of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans, and Chairman of Telecom Policy and Analysis: a Kellogg, Huber Consulting Group.
Mr. Huber's professional expertise is in telecommunications markets and antitrust policy.
Peter Huber is the author of:
- Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists (A Conservative Manifesto) (Basic Books, 2000). This link will send you to the book's description.
- Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm (Oxford University Press, 1997). In this well researched, lively, even witty polemic, Huber recounts the history of telecommunications and its regulation over the last century. The FCC, Huber argues, "should have been extinguished years ago." The Commission has protected monopolies, obstructed efficient use of the airwaves, corrupted common carriage, mispriced services, curtailed free speech, weakened copyright, and undermined privacy. Large, bureaucratic entities like the FCC can never adjust quickly enough to such rapidly changing technologies.
- Orwell's Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest (Free Press 1994)
- Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom (Basic Books 1991)
- Sandra Day O'Connor (Chelsea House 1990)
- Liability: The Legal Revolution and Its Consequences (Basic Books 1988)
- The Geodesic Network (U.S. Dept. of Justice 1987), the report filed by the Department of Justice with Judge Harold Greene on the occasion of the 1987 review of the AT&T divestiture decree
and co-author of:
One of his numerous reports and articles on the telecommunications industry is:
He is an editor of
He writes a regular column published in Forbes. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals (including the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal), magazines (The New Republic, Science, Regulation), and many newspapers. He has testified before Congress and appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Face the Nation and the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour.
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