Thurow

Paul Cockshott wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk
Wed May 29 04:44:40 MDT 1996


>
Rakesh
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>4. what happens to the nations which don't learn to play 'the game'; would
>Thurow still refuse the gift of Africa on a platter if god were to offer it
>to him (he made some such hideous comment at some point). By the way, do
>these brain power industries enjoy some sort of hidden transfer of value?
>What are its mechanisms?
>

Paul
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They earn a rent that arises from protection of intellectual property.
This allows software for instance to be sold at well above its
reproduction value.
Paul Cockshott

wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk
http://www.cs.strath.ac.uk/CS/Biog/wpc/index.html



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