Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Given infinite supply, there is no economic leverage

"Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere." Blaise P.
The text of Whitman acts this out.

I was more or less making the same point here with regard to content and moolah. And here. One track mind these days.


Blogger jonhusband said...

Given infinite supply, there is no economic leverage

As we all move into the future together, your title is an important point (or principle) about economics as we have known it.

Increasingly, money is wrung out of bottlenecks of all sorts (patents, lawsuits, camouflaged use of capacity or capabilities that could or should be free) created and / or imposed by corporations small or large with the help of lawyers, lobbyists and politicians.

One nice (and perhaps useful) aspect to the increasing presence and impact of the Web on and in our lives, is that the points you (and Chris Anderson and Haque and Doc and McCracken and others) have been making are becoming increasingly clear.

The question that will remain after the effects become abundantly clear is that which Joe Bageant explored recently .. do we all just lie back and think of England, and if not, what are we to do other than retreat from the (or more accurately, that) world thatthe corporations create and control ?

8/12/2009 4:44 PM  

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