Bill Gates and public resources

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Dec 9 13:19:15 MST 1994


Yes yes yes! This is the perfect antidote to all that goddam
individualist thinking!

Doug

Doug Henwood [dhenwood at panix.com]
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On Fri, 9 Dec 1994, Louis N Proyect wrote:

>
> TECHNOLOGICAL INHERITANCE BELONGS TO ALL OF US: In October's
> "Technology Review," Gar Alperovitz argues that the $8 billion in
> Bill Gates' bank account was derived through thousands of links in
> a chain of technological development, largely funded by government
> research. "Plainly put, the way we allocate the benefits of
> present and past economic activity that stem from the
> technological inheritance is irrational and unjust." Alperovitz
> calls for a new economic system based on the notion of common
> inheritance of wealth generated through government-funded R&D.
> (_Technology Review_ 10/94)
>
>
> (This appeared originally in CPU, an electronic newsletter put out by
> members of CPSR, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility)
>
> Louis Proyect
>


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