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Karl Fitzgerald, Earthsharing Australia presents
Beyond Peak Oil to Peak Monopoly
Is the peak oil movement a convenient diversion play for monopolists?
For generations scientists have broken through new technological frontiers offering great promise for society. Instead of opportunity, market barriers have quickly been established by those fearing competition. Today’s smart phone is rumoured to be protected by some 250,000 patents. Trade agreements such as TRIPS enforce these rights in secret settlements. Monopoly powers limit our adaptive ability. The good news is that the commons movement is aggressively sidestepping these roadblocks via the market activism inherent in peer-to-peer relationships. How can we play a role? Come along to find out more.