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How Intellectual Property Hampers the Free Market

How Intellectual Property Hampers the Free Market,” The Freeman (May 25, 2011), republished as “How to Slow Economic Progress,” Mises Daily (June 1, 2011) (archived comments below).

This article was 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). The talk is available at KOL061 | “How Intellectual Property Hampers Capitalism” (Mises Institute 2010).


Archived comments:

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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