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The Fallacy of Redistribution

johnm h Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 7:36 AM
Many Austrian school libertarians oppose copyriight and patent protection. It may be one of the few areas where they are wrong. While they make serious arguments we do not fight to keep distribution from happening; we treat invention and authorship as property to be protected and of course the authors and inventors want the widest possible distribution,. They just want it paid for it. You get more of something if it is rewarded.
Seawolf Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 8:23 AM
Yes and "If you didn't build that" starts to take hold all private property copyright protections will cease....such is the mindset of the hussein. If the hollyweird crowd ever wises up, they'll throw HIM under the bus.
sparcboy Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 8:20 AM
Go back and read the part about the soviet farmers. Then substitute "inventions" for "farm goods" and it will all make sense. Why bother to research and invent when someone else can take your hard work and profit off of it for nothing.
The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four years ago. But the surfacing of this tape may serve a useful purpose if it gets people to thinking about what the consequences of redistribution are.

Those who talk glibly about redistribution often act as if people are just inert objects that can be placed here and there, like pieces on a chess board, to carry out some grand design. But if human beings have their own responses to government policies,...