[ANSOL-geral]Paper: "Rent Seeking and Innovation"
Rui Miguel Seabra
rms arroba 1407.org
Thu Apr 17 16:31:02 2003
RENT-SEEKING AND INNOVATION
MICHELE BOLDRIN AND DAVID K. LEVINE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND UCLA
End of conclusion:
It is clear, as we argue in this context, that allowing the
government to grant monopolies is extremely dangerous
- and we should require clear and compelling evidence
before doing so. Since theoretical argument is insufcient
to settle the point, since empirical evidence is almost
non-existent, and since anecdotal evidence strongly
suggests that intellectual property reduces rather than
encourages innovation, there should be a strong
presumption against patents and copyrights. It is our view
that they should be abolished pending strong and
persuasive evidence that they actually do some good.
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?
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