Renauld Thompson writes "A provocative essay appeared over at Right to Create this morning, comparing Frederic Bastiat's Fallacy of the Broken Window to our current patent system. The argument is compelling: if we regularly reward those who hold bad patents, if we encourage the USPTO to grant more bad patents, and if we allow patent holders to run rough-shod over scientific research, aren't we really saying that broken windows are good for all of us?"
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