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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/17097/how-intellectual-property-hampers-the-free-market/

How Intellectual Property Hampers the Free Market

May 25, 2011 by

My article How Intellectual Property Hampers the Free Market, just appeared in the latest Freeman (June 2011; pdf). It is based on my talk “How Intellectual Property Hampers Capitalism,” Mises Institute Supporters’ Summit 2010: “The Economic Recovery:  Washington’s Big Lie” (Oct. 9 2010, Auburn Alabama), video below.

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Tony Fernandez May 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm

But what’s the point in creating if you can’t secure monopoly rights? Creative thinking just isn’t taught in schools.

coturnix May 26, 2011 at 10:19 am

What is the point of doing science, if science can’t be privatized in principle, just by the way of its own nature?

Tony Fernandez May 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I was being sarcastic, if you couldn’t tell.

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