Comment 28240

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted January 19, 2009 at 21:49:03

LL wrote:

But the authors cite a big list philosophers without mentioning Proudhon, Marx, or Kropotkin. This is a big intellectual gap for any inquiry of economic inequality. It makes me skeptical to read it.

To clarify: the authors trace a history of the development of the economic idea that most productivity growth and hence wealth is generated due to information, that most information exists in the public domain, and that the concentration of wealth among the ostensible owners of the means of production goes far beyond what they can reasonably be said to have earned.

The book is not meant to be a general economic history, and the principles of marxism and socialist anarchism fall outside its scope.

A Smith wrote:

if anyone should be labeled a parasite, it's government.

Way to completely sidestep the argument.

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