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Not on My Farm! Resistance to Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication in the United States

  • Alan L. Olmstead (a1) and Paul W. Rhode (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 September 2007

The active opposition to technical change has frequently impeded economic growth. This article examines the widespread resistance to government-led campaigns to use new tuberculin testing technologies to eradicate bovine tuberculosis in the United States. We explore three issues: the political economy of opposition; the role of earlier scientific controversies in the discourse; and the techniques used by the opponents. Over time, the protests shifted from challenging the scientific merits of the testing technology to more nuts-and-bolts distributional and administrative issues.

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The Journal of Economic History
  • ISSN: 0022-0507
  • EISSN: 1471-6372
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