Category Archives: Economics

On Democratic Republics and Meritocratic Oligarchies

There’s a saying in American political debate that is as popular as it is wrong, which happens when one side appeals to our country’s democratic ideal, andĀ the other side will immediately counter with “The United States is a Republic, not … Continue reading

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Economic warfare in FOSS

Or, How to destroy a project rather than compete with it. Whether they are conscious of it or not, many parts of our community haveĀ engaged in it, and it’s hurting us all. When a project comes along that some people … Continue reading

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Creation as Contribution

This was originally part of my post Distribution is Contribution, but it wasn’t the primary point I wanted to make there, and I realized there was far more I wanted to say about this subject. Production The origin of all … Continue reading

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