Paul Cockshott wpc at
Wed May 29 04:44:40 MDT 1996

>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?

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

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