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The Case Against Patents

2012-09-28 16:42:00.187925+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Atlantic: The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them). It's a look at The Case Against Patents, Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine from the Research Division Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Paper Series (PDF), which totally looks worth a thorough read:

... Hence the best solution is to abolish patents entirely through strong constitutional measures and to find other legislative instruments, less open to lobbying and rent-seeking, to foster innovation whenever there is clear evidence that laissez-faire under-supplies it.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-29 04:50:54.70408+00 by: stevesh

I first read that as the Case For Abolishing Parents, which seems like an equally good idea a lot of the time.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-30 02:05:53.636016+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm certainly sympathetic to that idea in a whole bunch of cases...