Every now and then I read something on the Mises Institute site that really hits home how great the distance is between us. Today they are critical of the following Q&A with Bill Gates during an interview
Q: In recent years, there's been a lot of people clamoring to reform and restrict intellectual-property rights. It started out with just a few people, but now there are a bunch of advocates saying, "We've got to look at patents, we've got to look at copyrights." What's driving this, and do you think intellectual-property laws need to be reformed?
A: No, I'd say that of the world's economies, there's more that believe in intellectual property today than ever. There are fewer communists in the world today than there were. There are some new modern-day sort of communists who want to get rid of the incentive for musicians and moviemakers and software makers under various guises. They don't think that those incentives should exist.
That's right, against
intellectual property rights. Maybe I'm just out of the loop.
POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 1:17 AM