Journalist and author Robert Neuwirth had some interesting remarks in a talk at TED about the “informal economy”. It seems that not a few corporations, including some large international ones, are more interested in meeting consumers demands for their products than in enforcing their intellectual property (IP) rights. They have recognized the scale and power of markets, which suggests that truly free markets are not the cause of our economic woes, at least when they are operated under the Rule of Law and the strict enforcement of real property rights, freedom of association, and freedom of exchange.

H/T: Jeffrey Walker (via FB)