- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: septimus ( No, Deep House. ) on February 29, 19100 at 13:53:56:
In Reply to: The 'room at the top' is not finite but infinite. posted by Frenchy on February 28, 19100 at 13:55:28:
: As far as the Yves story goes, I just wonder what the intellectual property rights are like in the Philipines? Are the Pilipinos noted for being a creative and resouceful people? Is risk taking part of their history? Do they have patent laws that protect inventions?
That is precisely his point. If a society which does not subscribe to the individual ownership of intelectual property doctrine can still manage to produce these ideas then it utterly refutes your argument.
The ideas still happen, no individual becomes obscenely rich as a result of them and every member of the community is better off as a result.