The most effective form of distribution

It was a sad day when the Pirate Bay guys – Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde – were been banged up and ordered to pay $4.5m damages. “There has been a perception that piracy is OK and that the music industry should just have to accept it. This verdict will change that,” said International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) chairman John Kennedy. Unbelievable. And it gets worse: “The trial of the operators of The Pirate Bay was about defending the rights of creators, confirming... Read The Rest →

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Someone asked me yesterday what exactly Punk Capitalism means… Punk was all about a DIY revolution, rejecting authority and hierarchy, working for yourself without taking cues from the mass market, setting up businesses that aren’t fussed about competing and place purpose over profit, advocating that we should produce as much as we consume. Nowadays we’re all working more independently and struggle with crappy managers / bosses, we want richer experiences and creativity is our most valuable currency. We’re coming to the end of the Industrial Revolution cycle… the final nails... Read The Rest →

Punk Capitalism

Listen to these distinguishing features / central axioms of Capitalism: Each person owns his or her own labor and therefore is allowed to sell the use of it to employers [Take this a bit further forward along the curve and companies don't tend to have employees, just pools of talented people who do stuff] The best allocation of resources is achieved through consumers having free choice, and producers responding accordingly to meet collective consumer demand [Yes, we like free choice... so much so that we're kissing goodbye to the mass... Read The Rest →

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