We saw it with:
* neem insecticide in India,
*tropical plants in the pharaceutical industry,
*in the chemical trespass argument - privatizing my right to a full life by
increasing the cancer risk of my environment
*in the premature development of lepidotera resistance to the BT bacteria
by the massive enviornmental dispersion of the associated toxin in various
*odor, insects and manure spill problems from various types of excessively
large and/or improperly sited livestock confinement operations.
This problem of how to motivate people to work for economic gain and still
maintain some moral responsibility in the enterprise had no doubt exercised
liberal economists as much as God's allowance of evil in the world has
exercised theologian. In the book, Winner Take All Society, the author
discussed the misallocation of resources brought on by technogical change.
His solution included the politically taboo idea of the taxing these
exessive incomes in order to reduce the over allocation of resouces into
these technologically driven areas. As Somebody said "The love of money is
the root of all evil." Mike Miller
> >Okay, Okay! lets deal with this head on. If I am smart and organized
> >enough to come up with superior varieties, what is wrong with my
> >protecting them from people who would steal them? Don't I have a
> >right to earn a living?
>Yes, it is good to deal with this issue head on. What do you mean,
>steal them? You took the varieties from the public pool, didn't you?
>Once you release your breeding results, they're back to the public
>pool, and the public is entitled to use them. That's what all farmers
>have been doing. Earning a living has nothing to do with stealing from
>the public pool.
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