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There’s almost no way of doing importing honestly, because if you do you’re at such a disadvantage competitively. So people spend huge amounts of effort…
Oh, that all the things my father had told me about how disgusting Washington is are true. And again it’s the system – there are…
In the space of three weeks, I met a fair bunch of the guys who were just starting those little programmers’ co-ops, and everybody was…
In the sense that people who produce things and work get rewarded, statistically. You don’t get rewarded precisely for your effort, but in Russia you…
I think I have the right to know what Steve Forbes paid in taxes – I don’t think there should be a law. I think…
From the business point of view – not to overstate it – intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live…
Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers’ rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody – government stay…
And the Russians certainly don’t have it. If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she’s a crook. And that’s me,…
Since I became chairman, I’ve tried to turn EFF into civil liberties and responsibilities.
I joined the board of the Santa Fe Institute.
I would much rather see responsibilities exercised by individuals than have them imposed by the government.
I became a real free market fanatic. I’m probably less so now than even two or three years ago.
A worker’s paradise is a consumer’s hell.
But there is a corollary to freedom and that’s personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it.
As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can’t jump on the Internet to freedom.
Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood much better what I liked about a market economy.
Don’t leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you’re doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don’t think about technology first.
I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just going to be so much…
I’ve seen disgusting excess in business, and I’ve seen disgusting excess in Washington. But at the same time, I’ve certainly learned that Washington matters and…
It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
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