Daily Archives: 25 February 2012

If Apple had invented the bicycle . . .

Whatever could anything as abstruse as innovation, intellectual property (IP), patent protection and wall-to-wall lawyers have to do with down to earth issues like equity and transportation? Or for that matter, bicycles? Let’s have a look at what the Dutch economist and journalist Mathijs Bouman has to tell us about why you can ride any old bike you care to today. (And why you might not be able to, tomorrow.) Moral of the story: Plenty of choice is the key to an equity-based transportation system.

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