Automation progressively transfers income from labour to technologists to capitalists. Absent a shared wealth approach — say, national capital allotment — you'll have to pursue ever more tortured, and toxic, definitions of property, enclosures, and ham-fisted and draconian exclusionary regimes.

If your creatives and labourers are assured sufficient consistent income, IP becomes a ... patently ... irrellevant burdenous obstruction. Which it is.

@dredmorbius This reminds me of the proposals for coupling free-trade agreements with redistribution to counter the effect that free-trade agreements tend to both increase the total wealth AND transfer that wealth from working class to capital.

@dredmorbius Automation is never the issue, who owns the automation & it's output is very much so!

I think that's the luddite stance.

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