“Entrepreneurs are heroes in our society. They fail for the rest of us.”
I am a Rothbard Capitalist
“IP nonsense, jealousy, fear”
Is that your experience, or academic?
I’ve filed patents resulting in life improving benefits which may/should/hope continue long after I’m dead. While geneticists conflated effect with knowledge, I got scars, worked hard, and made stuff .
I’ve also lived and worked with la gauche caviar, champagne socialists all my life, and not a single one lived the style of life they advocated for others; a few relished the contradiction, but most couldn’t ‘see’ their hypocrisy .
The U.S. patent system is just a tool. A gun is just a tool. People use our patent system for bad and good. People use guns for bad and good. Here’s the point: If you want to win, you have to play the cards your dealt, and by the rules of the system. I’ve never filed a patent out of jealousy or fear. Success is not the product of emotions, much less negative ones. In a thousand years, I’m likely dead , but I’ll sleep well knowing I did my best. I worked hard at winning.
The situation with Charles is straightforward wrt Cardano’s intellectual property - the intellectual property you and I have paid for. It’s not in his best interest to protect it, so why would he? His long term opportunities as an entrepreneur, are increased an order of magnitude by the distribution of Cardano’s intellectual property to various other development concerns who, of course, then initiate filing to protect, under their own title. This has already taken place, by the way.
Here’s another slightly risqué but humorous and true Taleb quote:
"Academia is to knowledge what prostitution is to love; close enough on the surface but, to the nonsucker, not exactly the same thing”