New Paper Takes on the Myth of Free

Zeno’s Paradox describes physical change as an illusion. Zeno of Elea, in the 5th Century BCE, postulated that in order to travel any distance, one […]

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A Must-Read by Eduardo Porter on “Rents” in the Marketplace

This article specifically caught my attention because the term “rent seeking” has so frequently been misapplied to copyright. Interestingly enough, it is a term correctly […]

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Disrupt the Citizen by Nikil Saval

In the wake of Travis Kalanick’s ouster at UBER, Nikil Saval writes about the incompatibility of democratic principles with Silicon Valley’s “disrupt culture.”   “The […]

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Copyright is Not About Defending Old Models

Photo by DelmasLehman Pretty much since Napster (1999), tech pundits have been presumptuously lecturing pro-copyright creators about economist Joseph Schumpeter’s principle of “creative destruction.”  This is […]

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Billionaires in Bunkers—The Luxury Apocalypse

Photo by CarlosYudica Remember that theme “make the world better” that’s been pitched, promoted, and even believed by many a Silicon Valley innovator?  Well, according to […]

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