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James V. DeLong

James V. DeLong

James V. DeLong has lived in the belly of the Washington Beltway Beast for over 40 years, working for government agencies, trade associations, think tanks, and himself.

He has written two earlier books, Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under Assault—And Why You Should Care (Free Press 1997) and Out of Bounds and Out of Control: Regulatory Enforcement at the EPA (Cato Institute 2002). He has also written extensively for free-market oriented journals, such as The American, Reason, Claremont Review of Books, Tea Party Review, and National Review, and for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, the Cato Institute, The Progress & Freedom Foundation, Digital Society, and the Convergence Law Institute. He is currently a Vice-President of the last of these, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education on public policy issues.

For four years, Mr. DeLong ran PFF's Center for the Study of Digital Property, and he has blogged extensively on intellectual property and tech industry issues, at PFF and on behalf of Digital Society. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Heartland Institute and an Adjunct Scholar of CEI.

In addition to his time in the think tank world, Mr. DeLong's work history includes stints as Associate in a large law firm; Special Assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Senior Analyst in the Office of Program Evaluation of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget; Assistant Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission; and Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He also spent several years as an independent lawyer and consultant, working mostly on environmental and energy matters.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Book Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in American History.

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