Tag Archives: intellectual property

In Defence of My Government Neutrality / Full Liability Position on GMO Crops

I have previously discussed my position on the issue of genetically engineered foods and genetic engineering on this site. Readers of this blog as well as people who know me personally are familiar with my position, but apparently it is … Continue reading

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Response to Thomas Picketty and Mises’ “The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality” by Andrew B. Wilson

I recently had the pleasure of reading this essay at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute website. While I agree with at least some of the general gist of the piece I found the parts I disagreed with worthy of commenting … Continue reading

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No, John Stewart and Daniel Schulman: The Koch Brothers are Corporatists, not Libertarians

I recently watch and enjoyed this video of John Stewart interviewing Daniel Schulman, the author of “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty“. As a result of watching the interview I am now … Continue reading

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Objections to Patents and Copyrights

Patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and other forms of so called “intellectual property” are simply government granted monopolies. If others can use an idea, that you claim credit for, they should be allowed to compete with you. One does not need … Continue reading

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Should Corporations Exist?

Corporations are arguably the dominant form of organization in modern society. They make most of what we own, and chances are that you currently work for one or have worked for one in the past. In the modern capitalist economy … Continue reading

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Why Free Trade Advocates should oppose The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Other “Free Trade” Agreements

For some time now, the Obama administration has been quietly trying to fast track an unpopular NAFTA style “free trade agreement” called the Trans-Pacific Partnership through congress. I tend to oppose the type of government managed “free trade agreements” and … Continue reading

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Are Record Companies Becoming Irrelevant

This goes out to people interested in making and recording music, from your point of view relevant are major record companies and how relevant are they likely to become in the near future? It seems to me the big companies … Continue reading

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