Issue No.04 - July/August (2008 vol.28)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2008.61
The vast majority of presidential voters decide their votes on the basis of policies other than those that shape high-tech markets, but election results have enormous consequence for high tech. That asymmetry has been with us for many years, and it explains a lot of what we see in federal government policy. It shapes the tenor of elections, the prevalence of backroom decision making, and the type of policies for high-tech markets the US government makes.
economics, politics, government policy toward high-tech, presidential election
Shane Greenstein, "Voting and Economic Asymmetry", IEEE Micro, vol.28, no. 4, pp. 2-3, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MM.2008.61