Another constant that I have continued to come back to was the use of novels as a teaching tool in economics, and from the beginning I have used Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (1957) as one of the primary novels.
This paper contends that economic principles have been excluded from the debate about who should provide cyber security. This paper seeks to fill this gap. We postulate that an analysis of cyber security in the absence of economic considerations is incomplete. Toward this end, we employ several economic concepts in order to offer insight to policymakers involved in this debate.