Re: Coase's Theorem and Intellectual Property

Emmanuel Charpentier (
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 22:31:44 +0000 wrote:
> Robin Hanson writes:
> >I embrace simple consequential analysis as a basis for policy
> >discussions.
> So did Machiavelli.

What is wrong with machiavel??? He was an intellectual democrat who wanted so much to help his cocitizens and do something important that he ended playing on the side of princes in the never ending game of politics. The book that probably made his name so infamous was merely a booklet full of counsels for princes.

I also think that hanson's post about consequential analysis is most interesting, and a fresh blow of air after all the talk about freedom and all the proverbs about it (nice memetic warfare those proverbs, no?).

Life is grey, the colors are only in our brains! And if I do use axioms, it's merely as a matter of practicality, and to try to get out of my too large open mindedness...