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Strong intellectual property rights are key to prosperity - The Globe and Mail
BRIAN LEE CROWLEY
Strong intellectual property rights are key to prosperity
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Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Feb. 10 2015,

The stability of property and its transference by consent were thus rightly deemed by the great Scottish philosopher David Hume as two of the three rules that underpinned truly civilized societies (the third was the keeping of promises). Strong, reliable and consistent property rights unlock prosperity because they reduce conflict, promote stewardship and reward investment..... A strong IP regime therefore unlocks creativity, surely one of the keys to prosperity in a society increasingly dependent on intangible services for its wealth creation. Ultimately, all wealth is created by human knowledge, and increasingly the wealth of societies such as Canada takes the form of the fruits of our fertile minds, in software, design, film, fashion, engineering, disease control and more.
capitalism  intellectual_property  rule_of_law  Congo  Zaire  property_rights  abuses  impunity  intangibles  patents  wealth_creation  think_tanks  counterfeits  creativity  digital_economy  protocols  David_Hume  knowledge_economy  prosperity 
february 2015 by jerryking
The wall of silence in Toronto's killings
The Globe and Mail. Toronto, Ont.: Nov 22, 2005. pg. A.22

Young black people tempted to adopt the urban gangster culture in Toronto now know they can kill with impunity. Canada's biggest city is in a full-fledged crisis of violence, and at the heart of it is a wall of silence in parts of the black community that protects killers.

On Friday, one of the most shocking killings in the city's history occurred. An 18-year-old man was shot dead on the steps of a church during the funeral of his 17-year-old best friend. This killing may be unprecedented in North America, says Police Chief Bill Blair, who has discussed it with the heads of several U.S. police departments. Even in Jamaica, which has a murder rate nearly 40 times as high as Toronto's, funerals are apparently off-limits.
ProQuest  killings  silence  African_Canadians  thug_code  Toronto  impunity  Bill_Blair 
november 2011 by jerryking
Sadanand Dhume: Is Pakistan Too Big to Fail? - WSJ.com
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 | WSJ | By SADANAND DHUME. The Pakistanis see themselves as invulnerable in their U.S. relationship because their country houses 180 million Muslims, the world's fastest-growing nuclear arsenal, a plethora of jihadist groups in proximity to those weapons, an "all-weather" friendship with China, and a choke-hold on supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan? By this logic, the U.S., scarred by its experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, can do little more than mouth disapproval and threaten to cut off aid.
Pakistan  duplicity  impunity  ISI  Afghanistan  too_big_to_fail 
september 2011 by jerryking
The silence that kills
Dec. 15, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Editorial
It was not the justice system that failed Ephraim Brown, an 11-year-old
gunfire victim in Toronto whose two alleged killers were acquitted of
second-degree murder on Monday. It was his community that failed him.

Sixty people were at the outdoor birthday party where he was killed in
July, 2007; only one, a teenage cousin, Kishauna Thomas, now 21, came
forward as a witness.

Impunity endangers everyone.

....The justice system is not something that, like an appliance, can be
taken to a repair shop to be fixed. It depends on people looking out
for one another and willing to do the right thing. When too few people
are engaged enough or brave enough, inevitably, the gangsters feel
empowered, and more innocent people are shot.
criminality  silence  impunity  civics  editorials  Canadian_justice_system  endangered  engaged_citizenry 
december 2010 by jerryking

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