Cory Doctorow: Property theory, asshole lawmakers and predatory monopolies

  • ” … Locke’s property theory (‘I found this stuff nobody was using, added my labor, now it’s mine’) is an act of erasure and sometimes a prelude to genocide.”

  • Also: A “bipartisan coalition of asshole lawmakers” is strangling the Post Office. Bipartisan, yeah, but the current leader is Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump toady with tens of millions invested in Post Office competitors.

  • And: When you hear “intangibles,” think “predatory monopoly.”

Pluralistic: 11 Aug 2020

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