FANDOM


Eliminate Profit from OwnershipEdit

Mar 2015 card project changed title to "No Profit from Ownership"

Eliminating profit from mere ownership of things that originated from our common wealth – such as the electromagnetic spectrum, plant medicines, and patents — can encourage cultural creations by freeing cultural “raw materials.” This does not preclude appropriate profit from the value one has added to the commons.

Instead of increasing polarization of wealth as those who already own title to things like land and airwaves earn profits without producing anything or contributing to society.

Earlier version: “Polarization of wealth is inevitable when people are allowed to profit from merely owning a thing, without producing anything or contributing to society.” Holders of land, electromagnetic spectrum, mineral rights, patents, etc., today profit from merely owning the natural world that predated us all and the intellectual wealth that was created out of shared culture. Eliminating profit from mere ownership will foster equitable distribution of wealth and encourage cultural creations by freeing cultural “raw materials.”

This does not preclude appropriate profit from the value one has added to the commons. Patents and copyrights, for example, could mandate decreasing rate of "rental" over a decade and then become public domain.

Instead of: Whatever the design solution is not. [to fit well on a card, text must be no more than 30 words. Please do not make any edits to existing cards that make this section longer than that.]

[Return to Homepage]

Related Cards Edit

Synergies Edit

(cards that work well together)

  • [link to related card]

Idea Family Edit

(cards with shared core concept — such as specific application of general principles)

  • [link to related card]

Deeper Dive Edit

Detailed Description Edit

[placeholder for deeper text on the topic—since __ words isn't very many!]

Data and Statistics Edit

[if there is data that backs up this card please list it here—with references!]

Resources and References Edit

[who's working on this? What good information is out there?]

Examples and Experiments Edit

[Are there real world examples of this in action? Are YOU or others testing this idea or

working on implementing some aspect of this on the ground?]

Picture Possibilities

[Here

are pictures that could illustrate this card.  If you are going to 

print out, use, or issue more than one copy of this card, only use pictures for which you have or have purchased rights.  Pictures for which you have rights already include (a) pictures you have taken or created; (b) public domain pictures; and (c) pictures issued under Creative Commons licenses appropriate for your use (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/).  Until further notice, the picture(s) shown here are not available for use in cards.]

[Return to Homepage]

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.