Monopoly Kills Creativity

30 01 2009

Jeff Tucker, editorial vice president of the Mises Institute, on the new frontier in “IP”.

Against Intellectual Monopoly might have begun with a story about the failed attempts to stop illegal downloads or the wicked crackdowns on teens for file sharing. Instead the authors take us back to the Industrial Revolution to explode the myth of the supposedly great innovator James Watt and his steam engine.

Why? Because, as the introduction points out, this is a book of economics.


Originally posted on on 24 Jan 09. Jeffrey Tucker [send him mail] is editorial vice president of

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