[LINK] Gittins on IP and the FTA
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Jul 27 21:22:47 EST 2004
>On 26 Jul 2004 Richard Chirgwin forwarded:
>>The thing to get clear from the outset is that IP is an unnatural act.
David Boxall <david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au>:
>That's a bit harsh. A necessary evil, perhaps.
If you subscribe to even the gentler forms of positivist economics,
it's usefully depicted as 'an unnatural act', in order to convey that
it's an intervention that's extremely difficult to justify in
macro-economic or social terms - and of course to convey that it's
heinous, unspeakable ...
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