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Piracy, losses for economy or redistribution of wealth?

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I haven’t made a blog post in a long while, because of lack of inspiration or whatever. However, I have one idea which I would like to share with the world, so it’s about time to write something.

During the entire SOPA/PIPA chaos, raids on Megaupload and everything else happening in the world recently I noticed something no one one pro-pirate side mentions. Champions of copyright monopolies and fascist laws like SOPA always remember to mention how some website, pirating of some movie or song make certain damage to the economy. It is very interesting that very few people take a notice to those accusations, partially probably because no one sane takes data like that seriously. What I will try to do in this article is to challenge claim that piracy makes damages to economy in grand scheme of things. What if piracy is simply redistribution of wealth in society? Or, what if because of it’s nature of unlimited resource piracy actually create surpluses? And why certain individuals and organizations don’t like that?

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Rise of Men teaser!

There haven’t been posts in a while, but I’m back with a good news!

All important information, including many screenshots and gameplay video of game I’m making, Rise of Men are now available.

Rise of Men will be Grand Strategy sandbox game where you guide your nation from Stone Age to far away in the future.

If you want to know more about it, you can find all the info here.

Screenshots.

Gamplay video.

For any questions, contact me via comments, email or twitter.

Capitalism, patents and monopolies

Adam Smith is considered as father of modern economy, and by that father of capitalism in general. His most important work, “The Wealth of Nations“, is a cornerstone of modern economy. Many economic theories after emerged after Adam Smith, models were improved, new facts unknown in his time added, but basic pillars of capitalism are still ones made by Adam Smith.

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