GEORGE TYLER ~ MARKET REGULATION ~ WHAT WENT WRONG ~ 2013

~ P-BI-FCTC-EM ~ Prevents – Business Interests – From Combining To Create – Exploitative Monopolies

~ E-T-E-SA-P-A-M ~ Ensures – That – Externalities – Such As – Pollution – Are – Managed

~ C-MWSFE ~ Creates – Minimum Worksite Standards For Employees

~ A-TPO-FS-B-B-APESCWCCA ~ Avoids – The Problem Of – Financial Speculation – By – Banks – A Problem Ever Since Credit Was Conceived Centuries Ago

~ E-ABLO-HAI-OTPO-BI ~ Enforces – A Basic Level Of – Honesty And Integrity – On The Part Of – Business Interests

GEORGE TYLER ~ THE ALTERNATIVE: FAMILY CAPITALISM ~ WHAT WENT WRONG ~ 2013

~ U-TIOSGR-PITFS ~ Understands – The Importance Of Selective Government Regulation – Particularly In The Financial Sector

~ PAPO-L-TPG ~ Puts A Premium On – Long-Term Productivity Growth

~ RAM-TDOCIOG ~ Recognizes And Modulates – The Dangers Of Corporate Influence On Government

~ PAPO-L-TGIWATKTFP ~ Puts A Priority On – Long-Term Growth In Wages As The Key To Family Prosperity

GEORGE TYLER ~ WHAT WENT WRONG ~ 2013

~ TA:FC ~ The Alternative: Family Capitalism

~ P-TATDOG-A-TMIBCS ~ Policies – To Ameliorate The Dangers Of Globalization – And – To Maximize Its Benefits Can Succeed

~ WTIO-OJIPO-EFBTV ~ When The Impact Of – Offshoring Jobs Is Pointed Out – Executives Frequently Blame The Victims

~ D-F-JW-ARAOHAND ~ Debt-Free Corporations – Juxtaposed With – A Record Amount Of Household And National Debt

~ RC-SOTTOGBSI ~ Regulatory Capture – Seizure Of The Tools Of Government By Special Interests

~ TOGS-G-WNLSTBACOTPOBB-I-IWSTGOOTW-O-EB-F ~ The Tone Of Government Shifted – Government – Was No Longer Supposed To Be A Check On The Power Of Big Business – Instead – It Was Supposed To Get Out Of The Way – Or – Even Better – Facilitate

~ SGO-WJIWT-RI-BIDFTRO-I-I-WPTRWTSIGWC-TCWRWCOI ~ Senior Government Officials – Whose Job It Was To – Regulate Industry – Became Increasingly Drawn From The Ranks Of – Industry – Itself – With Plans To Return When Their Stint In Government Was Complete – These Circumstances Were Rife With Conflicts Of Interest

~ WCG ~ Weak Corporate Governance

~ TCC ~ Tax Cut Cultists

~ ‘DDM’ ~ “Deficits Don’t Matter”

~ IP-RCD-RHD-RND ~ Illusory Prosperity – Rising Corporate Debt – Rising Household Debt – Rising National Debt

~ RID ~ Rising Income Disparity

~ EM ~ Economic Mythmaking

~ TS:SC-R-SC ~ The Shift: Shareholder Capitalism – Replaced – Stakeholder Capitalism

~ TRDORC:IO-MI-WO-ATI-L-O-BI-IO-T-PG-BSI-FFSTBCFR ~ The Revolving Door Of Regulatory Capture: Industry Officials – Morphing Into – Washington Officials – And Then Into – Lobbyists – Or – Back Into – Industry Officials – Their – Personal Gain – Blending Seamlessly Into – Fervor For Shielding The Business Community From Regulation

~ TGORIT-CMG-PAMCL-SA-THI-AA-PC-TCITFAB:TPMOOTP-ERT-W-P-RC ~ The Goal Of Regulation Is To – Corral Mankind’s Greed – Protect Against Mankind’s Cognitive Limitations – Such As – The Herd Instinct – And Also – Prevent Collusion – The Challenge Is To Find A Balance: The Proper Measure Of Oversight That Promotes – Entrepreneurial Risk Taking – While – Preventing – Regulatory Capture

~ AS”TFP-RC-BIFPITGOE-‘TIOT-P-OTBAT-OSFAIMBNF-PTOT-C’ ~ Adam Smith: The Father Of – Regulated Capitalism – Broadly Improving Family Prosperity Is The Goal Of Economics – “The Interest Of The – Producer – Ought To Be Attended To – Only So Far As It May Be Necessary For – Promoting That Of The – Consumer” (Wealth Of Nations)

~ SC ~ Stakeholder Capitalism

~ SC-CW-W-TE-P-AWA-P ~ Stakeholder Capitalism – Concerned With – Wages – The Environment – Poverty – As Well As – Profit

~ SC ~ Shareholder Capitalism

~ SC-TOIAILM-WMAWTLDC-IAM-EBETUAAMMSINGOHW ~ Shareholder Capitalism – The Outcome Is An Insecure Labor Market – With Mean And Women Treated Like Disposable Commodities – It Also Means – Efforts By Employees To Upskill And Acquire More Marketable Skills Is No Guarantee Of Higher Wages

~ TSMIAO-AS-HIT-TBOCBEFATG-HGWTD-TBSPFCBBP ~ The Single Most Important Aspect Of – Adam Smith – He Intended That – The Beneficiaries Of Capitalism Be Every Family Across The Globe – His Goal Was To Divine – The Best Scheme Possible For Creating Broadly Based Prosperity

~ SC-TRGOMIMEC-BOMATCI-MC-W-E-NMPNMSR-M-NS-HBTBW-EALBTCARHAOEIHT ~ Shareholder Capitalism – The Real Goal Of Management Is Maximizing Executive Compensation – Because Of Management’s Ability To Control Information – Managerial Capitalism – Where – Enterprises – Neither Maximize Profits Nor Maximize Shareholder Returns – Management – Not Shareholders – Has Been The Big Winner – Executives Are Little Better Than Consumers At Resisting Herding And Other Economically Irrational Human Tendencies

~ MC ~ Managerial Capitalism

~ ‘TM’-B-‘NE’ ~ “Too Much” – Became – “Never Enough”

~ MFI-EP-SC-AVOC-EMTPECWDTPO-S-A-T-F-I ~ Market Failure In – Executive Pay – Shareholder Capitalism – A Version Of Capitalism – Enabling Management To Prioritize Executive Compensation While Deemphasizing The Prosperity Of – Shareholders – And – The – Firm – Itself

~ S-T ~ Short-Termism

~ S-THSTI ~ Short-Termism Has Spread To Investors

~ S-THHHCI ~ Short-Termism Has Hobbled Human Capital Investment

~ EFC-I-TAO-S ~ Evolved Family Capitalism – Is – The Antithesis Of – Socialism

~ C-IT-WOI-R-E-A-EG ~ Competition – Is The – Wellspring Of Invention – Rising – Efficiency – And – Economic Growth

~ ST-F-UI-O-W ~ Shifting Taxes – From – Unearned Income – Onto – Wages

~ DOC-A-E-F-AEB-I-J-WD ~ Deregulation Of Commerce – And – Especially – Finance – Always Ends Badly – Instability – Joblessness – Wealth Destruction

~ ‘STB’ ~ “Starve The Beast”

~ TM:TTAEG ~ The Myth: That Taxes Affect Economic Growth

~ TM:TPIEREE ~ The Myth: That Promoting Income Equality Reduces Economic Efficiency

~ TM:TEAUCSWS ~ The Myth: That Education And Upskilling Can Solve Wage Stagnation

~ FC:TDOTMAA-OGAYTTHPONSAF ~ Family Capitalism: The Dictates Of The Marketplace And Age-Old Greed Are Yoked To The Higher Priority Of Nurturing Society And Families

~ THAS-ST-S-DAAD-D-MN-AWYOWTD ~ Tax Havens Are State-Sponsored Thieves – Serving – Drugs And Arms Dealers – Despots – MultiNationals – Along With Your Ordinary Wealthy Tax Dodgers

~ GCBABOAB ~ Globalization Can Be A Boon Or A Bane

~ VHD-EAU-AW-I-U-A-R-SN-TAB-CDITCDP ~ Voters Have Demanded – Education And Upskilling – Along With – Income – Unemployment – And – Retirement – Safety Nets – To Avoid Becoming – Collateral Damage In The Creative Destruction Process

~ SAUFTJ ~ Support And Upskilling For The Jobless

~ HMWIPG ~ Higher Minimum Wages Incentivize Productivity Growth

~ MWAAEAM ~ Minimum Wages Are An Effective Antipoverty Mechanism

~ DMWCJ?-NEOAUEE-HARMWCWJCAFU ~ Do Minimum Wages Cost Jobs? – No Evidence Of An Unemployment Effect Exists – High And Rising Minimum Wages Coexist With Job Creation And Falling Unemployment

~ AEFSSG ~ An Enlarged Financial Sector Slows Growth

~ EPEPG ~ Employee Protections Enhance Productivity Growth

~ T-FCC-HDT-STRFES-ANO-TPTS ~ The – Family Capitalism Countries – Have Demonstrated That – Steps To Reassert Family Economic Sovereignty – Are Not On – The Path To Serfdom

~ CIG-CBR-B-BCOIIPO ~ Confidence In Government – Can Be Rebuilt – By – Banning Conflicts Of Interest Involving Public Officials

~ M/SC-EECATS-T-O-RTS-I-R&D-O-FPAS ~ Managerial / Shareholder Capitalism – Exalts Executive Compensation And The Short-Term – Over – Returns To Shareholders – Investment – R&D – Or – Firm Property And Survivability

~ RRW ~ Raise Real Wages

~ IEMWEAAP ~ Improve Economic Mobility With Education And Apprenticeship Programs

~ TR-I-CTH ~ Tax Reform – Including – Closing Tax Havens

~ TFPC-B-ATBB ~ Time For Political Courage – Bootstrap – At The Ballot Box

AMANDA LANG ~ THE BEAUTY OF DISCOMFORT ~ 2017

~ AOWESMW-TWCC-A-E-TWCI-HTBCOS ~ As Our World Evolves So Must We – Those Who Can Change – And – Especially – Those Who Can Innovate – Have The Best Chance Of Succeeding

~ FMOU-CINC-STDCF-UOA-SIRT-ASOL-CUDTYGSU ~ For Most Of Us – Change Is Not Comfortable – Sometimes The Discomfort Comes From – Uncertainty Or Ambiguity – Sometimes It’s Related To – A Sense Of Loss – Change Usually Demands That You Give Something Up

~ TSPDMTD-TEI-SIOAAA-A-TCWDIWMTSGAC ~ Truly Successful People Don’t Merely Tolerate Discomfort – They Embrace It – Seeking It Out Again And Again – And – Their Comfort With Discomfort Is What Makes Them So Good At Change

~ IYCTD-YCGBATTAD-YCG ~ If You Cannot Tolerate Discomfort – You Cannot Get Better At Things That Are Difficult – You Cannot Grow

~ LTCW-D-D/A/C-CBOOTGAOACESY ~ Learning To Cope With – Discomfort – Disagreement / Aggression / Criticism – Can Be One Of The Greatest Accomplishments Of A Child’s Early School Years

~ ATALTTDLIPAITLOPC ~ Attending To And Learning To Tolerate Discomfort Lessens Its Power And Increases The Likelihood Of Positive Change

~ M-LYED-WJI-DTAAYTLITM ~ Mindfulness – Letting Yourself Experience Discomfort – Without Judging It – Disperses Tension And Allows You To Live In The Moment

~ WCROE-STDDNDUOPUTS-DB-A-IBASTBS-ACTPUITDWNTO ~ We Can Reframe Our Experiences – So That Discomfort Does Not Derail Us Or Push Us Toward Self-Destructive Behavior – And – Instead Becomes A Sign To Be Studied – A Compass That Points Us In The Direction We Need To Go

~ RD ~ Reframing Discomfort

~ YEO-‘P’-IIBYCSOM-YPE-A-YFE ~ Your Experience Of – “Pain” – Is Influenced By Your Current State Of Mind – Your Prior Experiences – And – Your Future Expectations

~ BYCCYFODHYATC ~ Believing You Can Control Your Feelings Of Discomfort Heightens Your Ability To Cope

~ KHLYHTPUWPIABDOHWYBATTI ~ Knowing How Long You’ll Have To Put Up With Pain Is A Big Determinate Of How Well You’ll Be Able To Tolerate It

~ A-TMWATPM ~ And – The Meaning We Assign To Pain Matters

~ TOTPAAWIP-AMTAE-A-C-ASTWP-AMIMB ~ Thinking Of The Pain As A Work In Progress – A Means To An End – And – Crucially – As Something That Will Pass – Also Makes It More Bearable

~ TMF-OFOMDIHWRTOC ~ The Mindset Factor – Our Frame Of Mind Dramatically Influences How We Respond To Our Circumstances

~ G-ATSS-IFITASOW-BAAFDSL-IF-PG-FOWYHTBGF-A-MAPOEYT-WAWUASFOME-A-TFLS ~ Gratitude – According To Social Scientists – Is Fundamentally Important To A Sense Of Well-Being And A Fully Developed Social Life – In Fact – Practising Gratitude – Focusing On What You Have To Be Grateful For – And – Making A Point Of Expressing Your Thanks – We Also Wind Up Accepting Support From Others More Easily – And – Therefore Fell Less Stressed

~ SEOGCEMRTFG ~ Sincere Expressions Of Gratitude Create Even More Reasons To Feel Grateful

~ TAGHITP-YHTTCATPAOATF-TKTBEILTFGAF-GAF-A-IOW-TWPOH-TAAMO-TP ~ To Achieve Greater Happiness In The Present – You Have To Think Constructively About The Past And Optimistically About The Future – The Key To Both Exercises Is Learning To Feel Gratitude And Forgiveness – Gratitude And Forgiveness – Are – In Other Words – The Twin Pillars Of Happiness – They Are Also Misery’s One-Two Punch

~ TSE-OATFGMBGP-B-NDPTLR-YCLHTFMG ~ To Some Extent – Our Ability To Feel Grateful May Be Genetically Predetermined – But – Nurture Definitely Plays The Largest Role – You Can Learn How To Feel More Gratitude

~ RS-LLHTPTP-IYPFGIADW-ARH-TSIAALBEYA-YFHTGACD ~ Research Suggests – Like Learning How To Play The Piano – If You Practise Feeling Grateful In A Disciplined Way – A Regular Habit – Then Spreading It Around A Little By Expressing Your Appreciation – You’ll Feel Happier Than Grousers And Complainers Do

~ CT-FOTRYHTBG-IO-TRYD-NOIYHQ-B-ABOTBITAY ~ Choosing To – Focus On The Reasons You Have To Be Grateful – Instead Of – The Reasons You Don’t – Not Only Improves Your Happiness Quotient – But – Also Brings Out The Best In Those Around You

~ IIHTFUWYAOHMYHAYFGFI ~ It Is Harder To Feel Unhappy When You’re Aware Of How Much You Have And You Feel Grateful For It

~ DPWAGWUHBL-O-ATGBTLAASG? ~ Do People Who Are Grateful Wind Up Having Better Lives – Or – Are They Grateful Because Their Lives Are Already So Good?

~ CYB-A-RDW-EIYDHATMOT-YWFALHIYSAFMEDAFOWTA ~ Counting Your Blessings – Apparently – Really Does Work – Even If You Don’t Have All That Many Of Them – You Will Feel A Lot Happier If You Spend A Few Minutes Every Day Actively Figuring Out What They Are

~ WIK ~ Wording Is Key

~ DTCA-AEFEFOP-CBOOTMDTTDW ~ Discomfort That Comes As – An External Force Emanating From Other People – Can Be One Of The Most Difficult Types To Deal With

~ SHST-WDNTHA-AC-TFBAD-WJNT-BWHC-TRTB-WBO-FAMHP-BWCWDTWABWBCBI ~ Studies Have Shown That – We Don’t Need To Have Any – Actual Control – To Feel Better About Discomfort – We Just Need To – Believe We Have Control – To Reap The Benefits – We’re Better Off – From A Mental Health Perspective – Believing We Can Withstand Discomfort Than We Are Believing We’ll Be Crushed By It

~ S-SHIGYAFOC-B-HTMICBIWFH ~ Sometimes – Simply Having Information Gives You A Feeling Of Control – But – Having Too Much Information Can Backfire If We Feel Helpless

~ TDOR ~ The Discomfort Of Reinvention

~ MOFSTHWFYFALT-CB-OOTMC-A-U-FOC ~ Moving On From Something That Has Worked For You For A Long Time – Can Be – One Of The Most Challenging – And – Uncomfortable – Forms Of Change

~ WCO-ALOI-R-ITPTPTGSOC ~ When Change Occasions – A Loss Of Identity – Reinvention – Is The Path That Provides –The Greatest Sense Of Control

~ CWS-SYSCAG-IE-YNTBAT-FO-WRI-A-SO-TRT-F-TMD ~ Coping With Stress – So You Stay Calm And Grounded – Is Essential – You Need To Be Able To – Focus On – What’s Really Important – And – Sort Out – The Real Threats – From – The Mere Distractions

~ A-RITEOP-A-BSTGOL ~ Anxiety – Really Is The Enemy Of Progress – And – Basically Shuts The Gate On Learning

~ TCTTAIAEIFOC ~ The Capacity To Tolerate Ambiguity Is An Especially Important Feature Of Creativity

~ BIYO-C-WPC-S-E-IIBIRIM-CTHWYBATMTC ~ Belief In Your Own – Capability – Which Psychologists Call – Self-Efficacy – Is Important Because It Reinforces Internal Motivation – Central To How Well You’ll Be Able To Maintain The Change

~ HITSYTMS-TAPOTP-WINAAL ~ However Inconsequential The Steps You’re Taking May Seem – They’re All Part Of The Process – Which Is Not At All Linear

~ CINASCASOSBAIUASS-YMLYFASRBDTAPS ~ Change Is Not About Steadily Climbing A Set Of Stairs But About Inching Up A Slippery Spiral – You May Lose Your Footing And Slide Right Back Down To A Previous Stage

~ FTM ~ Finding The Meaning

~ C-IA-ATNC-O-AOTAOO ~ Change – Is About – Adapting To New Circumstances – Or – Adapting Our Thinking About Old Ones

~ IIEFUTACIWHANFWIH-IOW-IWITCWM ~ It Is Easier For Us To Accept Change If We Have A Narrative For Why It’s Happening – In Other Words – If We Invest The Change With Meaning

JESSE WRIGHT + MONICA RAMIREZ BASCO ~ GETTING YOUR LIFE BACK ~ 2001

~ T-T-K:W-Y-TP-B-L-N-A-M-AOR-YMB~ The – Thinking – Key : When – Your – Thought Patterns – Become – Less – Negative – And – More – Accurate Or Rational – Your Mood Brightens

~ T-A-K:WY-BT-AIPW-YWFBAY ~ The – Action – Key : When You – Begin To – Act In Positive Ways – You Will Feel Better About Yourself

~ T-B-K:MYL-TSHCPIYB ~ The – Biology – Key : Modifying Your Lifestyle – To Stimulate Healthy Chemical Processes In Your Body

~ T-R-K:PACR-CANLASCWO ~ The – Relationship – Key : Positive And Caring Relationships – Create And Nurture Loving And Supportive Connections With Others

~ T-S-K:LOASOMIYL-O-FSE-CB-ABGFD-DSFHAPABCTYCAB ~ The – Spirituality – Key : Lack Of A Sense Of Meaning In Your Life – Or – Feeling Spiritually Empty – Can Be – A Breeding Ground For Despair – Drawing Strength From Having A Purpose And Being Committed To Your Core Values And Beliefs

DAVID BOLLIER ~ BRAND NAME BULLIES ~ 2005

~ TQTOACC ~ The Quest To Own And Control Culture

~ WWOCPOT-CC-AFATU-IIB-PALU-TSOTPIR ~ What Was Once Considered Part Of The – Cultural Commons – Available For All To Use – Is Increasingly Being – Privatized And Locked Up – The Scope Of This Plunder Is Remarkable

~ T-OOC-NET-LOTA-DSAC-AE-S ~ The – Ownership Of Culture – Now Extends To – Letters Of The Alphabet – Distinctive Sounds And Colors – And Even – Scents

~ TTU-EW-IA-NC-EIA-F-T-W-EF-PANP-A-YEA-SCU-AZOT-II ~ Try To Use – Existing Works – In A – New Creation – Even In A – Fleeting – Partial – Way – Even For – Personal And Noncommercial Purposes – And – You Enter A – Shadowy Cultural Underground – A Zone Of The Illegal Imagination

~ WWGD? ~ What Would Groucho Do?

~ M-P/M/W-BWTWA-‘Q’-ETIIEIAFSTBATQT ~ Many – Painters / Musicians / Writers – Balk When Their Works Are – “Quoted” – Even Though It Is Essential In A Free Society To Be Able To Quote Them

~ O-LC ~ Over-Lawyered Corporation

~ TRQ-H-IW-FSAC-BT-E-OCT-CI ~ The Real Question – However – Is Whether – Free Speech And Culture – Belong To – Everyone – Or Chiefly To – Commercial Interests

~ CATL-IOGNTBR-ICNTBEMTE-TVAFFOIACNTBP-TPROAAUMBH ~ Copyright And Trademark Law – Its Original Goals Need To Be Restored – Individual Creators Need To Be Empowered More Than Ever – The Volume And Free Flow Of Information And Creativity Need To Be Protected – The Public’s Rights Of Access And Use Must Be Honored

~ WMSANBOPAPITTAOTSDOTIADT ~ We Must Strike A New Balance Of Private And Public Interests That Takes Account Of The Special Dynamics Of The Internet And Digital Technology

~ AAC:UOAD ~ Art And Culture: Use Only As Directed

~ CC-SIT-‘VA’-W-TDF-TUSOCW ~ Copyright Champions – Systematically Ignore The – “Value Added” – Wealth – That Derives From – The Unmetered Sharing Of Creative Works

~ ACDUACC-F-I-I-A-D ~ All Creators Depend Upon A Cultural Commons – For – Inspiration – Imitation – And – Derivation

~ F-AWWIRBAA-DW-CB-G-AMA-T-FTCAL-NC-GEI ~ For – Artists Whose Work Is Reused By Another Artist – Derivative Works – Can Be – Gifts – As Much As – Theft

~ A-ACSFCTVASOMC ~ Appropriation – A Crucial Strategy For Critiquing The Values And Sensibilities Of Mainstream Culture

~ CL-HLRA-PD’-B-IAPI-TSOS-FT-JE-IILTBC-P-N-A-G-TMCTIHMOTOWTPU ~ Copyright Law – Has Long Recognized A – “Parody Defense” – But – If A Parody Is – Too Sly Or Subtle – For The – Judicial Eye – It Is Likely To Be Considered – Piracy – Not – Art – Generally – The Most Critical Test Is How Much Of The Original Work The Parody Uses

~ SAOLADTPA-T-‘D’-O-‘T’ ~ Small Armies Of Lawyers Are Dedicated To Protecting Against – Trademark – “Dilution” – Or – “Tarnishment”

~ ACO-EPCIKAC-ICO-TPI ~ A Crush Of – Expansive Property Claims In Knowledge And Creativity – Is Crowding Out – The Public Interest

~ TVO-FA-SFT-‘GE’-O-TFC;CISAAFTMBATFCAMOTC ~ The Vitality Of – Folk Art – Stems From The – “Gift Economy” – Of – The Folk Community; Creativity Is Seen As A Gift That Must Be Allowed To Freely Circulate Among Members Of The Community

~ SCCAETTAN-‘PI’-F-CL-TEI ~ Stunning Creativity Can Arise Even Though There Are No – “Property Incentives” – From – Copyright Law – To Encourage It

~ SCBATOOICBU ~ Should Companies Be Allowed To Own Online Identities Created By Users?

~ OC-HB-VS ~ Online Citizens – Have Become – Virtual Serfs

~ TPL ~ Trademarking Public Life

~ TPOBE ~ The Power Of Public Exposure

~ P-IACGOHS-EWTFPARS-SSAA-FU-W-OAN ~ Parody – Is A Classic Genre Of Human Societies – Even When The Factual Patterns Are Remarkably Similar – Some Spoofs Are Adjudged – Fair Use – While – Others Are Not

~ I-10%-OY-A-DGT-P-IMBI ~ If – 10 Percent – Of Your – Audience – Doesn’t Get The – Parody – It May Be Illegal

~ TD ~ Trademark Dilution

~ TIT-TL-AA-ANM-O-AGWOP-IANO ~ The Idea That – Trademark Law – Allows An – Absolute National Monopoly – On – A Given Word Or Phrase – Is A New One

~ TRP-OC-IT-LCDLTBCOAPSABATW ~ The Real Point – Of Course – Is That – Large Corporations Don’t Like To Be Criticized On A Public Stage As Big As The Web

~ YEWTROPNIOCP-TIAODT-TLOMC-CTIUCTCO-‘A’-M ~ Yet Even With The Rise Of Powerful New Instruments Of Cultural Pluralism – The Internet And Other Digital Technologies – The Leviathans Of Mass Culture – Continue To Insist Upon Controlling The Circulation Of – “Authorized” – Meanings

~ CL-SNBATIW-CDP ~ Copyright Law – Should Not Be Allowed To Interfere With – Core Democratic Principles

~ F-D-A-O-COI-AA-SR-A-PG:TIEWEHATH;DIVWTAC ~ Facts – Data – And – Other – Compilations Of Information – Are A – Shared Resource – A – Public Good: That Is Enriched When Everyone Has Access To Them; Diminished In Value When They Are Tightly Controlled

~ CM ~ Copyright Maximalists

~ YMNTYRDNT ~ You May Not Teach Your Robot Dog New Tricks

~ TFCAPAWT-AFOIPL-MSCW-P-TIINITTTD ~ There Finally Comes A Point At Which The – Absurd Frontiers Of Intellectual Property Law – Merge So Completely With – Parody – That It Is Nearly Impossible To Tell The Difference

~ DTSACOTW-CM-TTIT-AACI-O-Q-S-CC-A-TUO-PW ~ Determined To Secure Absolute Control Over Their Works – Copyright Maximalists – Tend To Ignore The – Artistic And Civic Importance – Of – Quotation – Sharing – Creative Collaboration – And – Transformation Uses Of – Prior Works

~ TGCL ~ The Great Cultural Lockdown

~ N-TBNWO-SCC-HSSIFAODS-PT-R-S-R-C-A-C-AB-CF ~ Naturally – This – Brave New World – Of – Strictly Controlled Content – Has Some Serious Implications For An Open Democratic Society – Permission To – Read – Share – Reuse – Collaborate – And – Create – All Become – Conditional Freedoms

~ ALD ~ Aggressive Litigation Dragnets

~ L-POAO-FIT-E-F-CA-T-PM-IAGWTE-L-E-A-DC-NTM-STMFB-B ~ Libraries – Part Of An Old-Fashioned Idea That – Easy – Free – Citizen Access – To – Printed Material – Is A Great Way To Encourage – Literacy – Education – And – Democratic Culture – Not To Mention – Seed The Market For Book-Buying

~ TMTAPRTEIIIAS ~ The Mania To Assign Property Rights To Every Imaginable Intangible Is A Sickness

~ OTSOFCG ~ Owning The Smell Of Freshly Cut Grass

~ T-NFITCOL-I-SE ~ The – Next Frontier In The Commodification Of Life – Is – Sensory Experience

~ PL-HTRTA-NI-B-NAN-IOTQF-PP-B-APBPNJ-PI-B-II-A-BM-TSHER-EITCSFAGPID-ICNBUTISI

~ Patent Law – Has Traditionally Required That Any – New Invention – Be – Novel And Nonobvious – In Order To Qualify For – Patent Protection – But – As Patents Began Protecting Not Just – Physical Inventions – But – Intangible Ideas – And – Business Methods – Their Scope Has Expanded Radically – Even If The Claimed Scope For A Given Patent Is Dubious – It Can Nonetheless Be Used To Intimidate Supposed Infringers

~ BO-SSFGP-TBWDNNRTAIOGIA-TPVOP-IMI-IA-LT-A-BC-IDWC ~ Because Of – Slacker Standards For Granting Patents – The Business World Does Not Necessarily Regard Them As Indicative Of Genuine Innovation Anymore – The Practical Value Of Patents – In Many Instances – Is A – Legal Threat – And – Bargaining Chip – In Dealings With Competitors

~ AWORO-CP-IT-POCACAL-F-WMCIUCRA’BP’ ~ A Whole Other Realm Of – Controversial Patents – Involves The – Patenting Of Common Agricultural Crops And Life-Forms – Which Many Critics In Underdeveloped Countries Regard As – “Biopiracy”

~ A-W-EG-CBA-I-AA-DLRA ~ A – Well-Executed Gag – Can Be As – Illuminating – As A – Dozen Law Review Articles

~ DT-TTTIPLHTOTPG-ANMT-ATPI-I-STTSAGM ~ Despite The – Troubling Trajectory That Intellectual Property Law Has Taken Over The Past Generation – A New Movement To – Assert The Public Interest – Is – Starting To Take Shape And Gain Momentum

~ WNTDA-NL-TEWT-PD-ISIT-C-C-D-A-C ~ We Need To Develop A – New Language – That Explains Why The – Public Domain – Is So Indispensable To – Creativity – Culture – Democracy – And – Commerce

~ RTATAVRF-‘IO’-WNA-EAPPL-TUTVO-‘PK’-A-AST-PARI ~ Rather Than Assume That All Value Results From – “Individual Originality” – We Need An – Economics And Public Policy Language – That Understands The Value Of – “Public Knowledge” – And – Affirmatively Seeks To – Protect And Replenish It

AJIT VARKI + DANNY BROWER ~ DENIAL ~ 2013

~ EAOTWIDOTINOFHWTDATP ~ Events And Outcomes That We Initially Dread Often Turn Into New Opportunities For Happiness When They Do Actually Take Place

~ CP-IANP-A-LH-AMRITDOTM-AWMFAFAFOOWOGU-A-AWBFO-TV&C-IIHTIT-CMD-HNBUSC ~ Childhood Play – Is A Natural Phenomenon – And – Likely Has – A Major Role In The Development Of The Mind – As We Move Further And Further Away From Our Original Ways Of Growing Up – And – As We Become Fixated On – TV And Computers – It Is Hard To Imagine That – Children’s Mental Development – Has Not Been Undergoing Significant Changes

~ W-TPAP-MCT-I-CC-TII-CATDS ~ While – The Public And Politicians – May Choose To – Ignore – Climate Change – The Insurance Industry – Cannot Afford To Do So

~ PECDE-TFITWHAC-AVDE-WOC-OTOAOPTWH ~ Planet Earth Climate Destabilization Experiment – The Fact Is That We Humans Are Conducting – A Very Dangerous Experiment – With Our Climate – On The One And Only Planet That We Have

~ TPO-O-HGFBWRTBADISC-TCANSOOR-BA-AOGCD ~ The Problem Of – Overpopulation – Has Gone From Being Well Recognized To Being Almost Denied In Some Countries – The Consequences Are Not Simply Overconsumption Of Resources – But Also – Acceleration Of Global Climate Disruption

~ B-A-FL-I-PGSAED-S-I-FLAI-CS-PGMCUC ~ But – As – Female Literacy – Increases – Population Growth Stops And Even Declines – So – If – Female Literacy And Independence – Can Spread – Population Growth May Come Under Control

~ OCBALAT-OIRD-CWORTA-VGT-WWBF-GCOASNBS-HST-WWNLAL-TLFTFFOTD-ILPBOON-RD ~ One Can Build A Logical Argument That – Our Innate Reality Denial – Coupled With Our Runaway Technological Achievements – Virtually Guarantees That – We Will Be Facing – Global Calamities On A Scale Never Before Seen – History Suggests That – We Will Not Learn Any Long-Term Lessons From The First Few Of These Disasters – In Large Part Because Of Our Nemesis – Reality Denial

~ B-DAROR-CHPPEO-P-S-C-N-A-G-M-IOW-TAMVATTUHC-EWCW-OATIWTMOO ~ Both – Denial And Recognition Of Reality – Can Have Powerful Positive Effects On – Personal – Social – Communal – National – And – Global – Matters – In Other Words – There Are Many Valuable Aspects To This Unusual Human Capacity – Especially When Combined With – Our Ability To Identify With The Minds Of Others

~ IAW-WC-BVT-LEDAIIWYL-A-REM ~ It’s A Well-Worn Cliche – But Very True – Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last – And – Relish Every Moment

~ WHACO-D-D-M-AE-C-SR-FE-GOE-P ~ We Humans Are Capable Of – Deliberately – Distorting – Modifying – And Even – Changing – Some Realities – For Either – Good Or Evil – Purposes