Knowing the real enemy

posted by
April 24, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"Today so-called 'intellectual property' plays the same protectionist role for global corporations that the tariff did for the old national industrial giants. Like the tariff, IP is a restriction on who is allowed to sell some good in a market, which enables the 'owner' to mark up prices to far above free market levels. The dominant corporate players in the global economy are in industries that rely heavily on IP monopolies for their business model: entertainment, software, biotech, pharma and electronics." (04/23/11)  


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