Loss Aversion: we hate losing what we’ve got. When we copy, we justify it. When others copy, we villify it. Most of us have no problem with copying – as long as we’re the ones doing it. Everything… Read More

Social Evolution: Copy, transform, and combine. It’s who we are, it’s how we live, and of course, it’s how we create. Our new ideas evolve from the old ones. But our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative… Read More

For almost our entire history ideas were free – the works of Shakespeare, Gutenburg and Rembrambt could be openly copied and built upon. But the growing dominance of the market economy where the products of our intellectual labors… Read More