When Your Resources or Not Really Yours

In a response to a Mises Scholars Google group post on intellectual property, I wrote:

One moment I may configure my resources in any pattern of my choosing. The next moment (after you file at the patent office), I may only configure my resources in any pattern of my choosing, minus one. Just like that, I may no longer configure my resources in any pattern of my choosing, and if I do, I’ll be kidnapped and imprisoned, or killed if I choose to defend myself from said kidnapping and imprisonment, all because I had the gall to configure my resources in a pattern of my choosing. I guess they weren’t really my resources. Very strange.



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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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