Platform Rents Policy Shootout

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Renegade Economists Show 436

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Show Notes
Associate Professor Neil Niman discusses the intellectual foundations to the open source movement as we traverse through economic rights to monopoly power in airports to a policy brainstorm on the elusive Renegade Economists question: how to share the immense rents platform owners of sites such as Facebook enjoy. What policy option do you support?

Related Links
Henry George & the Intellectual Foundations of the Open Source Movement (PDF with bonus Michael Hudson article)
Matty Maroun and his $100m p.a tollway monopoly, as discussed on the Renegades in show 392
Big Tek Future – discussions with Max Carlson on platform rents. We started chasing this question of sharing platform rents with Janelle Orsi.

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