The Debt Burden and the Burden of Copyright and Patent Monopolies

Source: CounterPunch
by Dean Baker

“The debt whiners are out in full force these days as we face the risk of default at the start of next month. We hear them complain endlessly about the burden we are imposing on future generations. If we imagine for a moment that any of these people actually care about the future (anyone hear of global warming?), we should ask why none of them ever says anything about the burden of patent and copyright monopolies?” (05/24/23)