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Where Good Ideas Come From

This fascinating 4-minute whiteboard-illustrated talk by Steven Johnson highlights the crucial role of the free exchange of information and ideas–learning and collaborating, sharing and building on others’ contributions–in innovation. And it shows, indirectly, why intellectual property, in seeking to restrict learning and the flow of information, is an impediment to innovation.

Author:

Stephan Kinsella

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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