Patent monopolies: a quadruple private tax system

07 Jul, 2022


Our latest edition of The Counterbalance looks at the rich and troubling history of “intellectual property” protections, and how the current system is in effect a way for dominant firms to use their power to levy private taxes on the rest of us, on four different levels.

It also notes that a long-term shift is now underway, which has the potential to unblock a logjam that has kept an ossified and damaging system in place for decades.

Read it here.

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