Monday, March 29, 2010

The Digital Economy Bill: A taxation on salt

"People have tried to make abundant things scarce since time immemorial; all they need is to be able to control the factors of production and the supply chain. That’s all. So people have tried to hoard things, to corner markets, to create cartels, to act in concert. Thankfully, society hasn’t always allowed them to do so. Many of these things are seen as abuse of market power and are considered illegal in many places and at many times. Nevertheless, it hasn’t stopped people trying.

And sometimes they succeed. Because they’ve been able to control how something is made, how it is priced, how it is distributed. They’ve been able to control supply."

Like of bandwidth, distribution of information, etc. etc.

in reference to:

"And sometimes they succeed. Because they’ve been able to control how something is made, how it is priced, how it is distributed. They’ve been able to control supply."
- The Digital Economy Bill: A taxation on salt – confused of calcutta (view on Google Sidewiki)

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