Sunday, February 02, 2014

Screw the Internet, this guy created the patent system

"People now take generic drugs and nutrition labels on foods for granted, but the laws creating them weren’t easy fights, either."

Wow. Thank goodness for Henry Waxman. If it weren't for his heroic leadership, patents would never expire. ("The laws creating them"? Where did he get that? Sunstein?)

Of course I understand, we all understand, the ease and pressure to call someone a Nazi, but the better metaphor--it's more than a metaphor, it's a description--is thug.

Presumably what Waxman means is there were government entities that prevented people from selling generic drugs.

No doubt.

Thanks, Henry, for all the fish. Enjoy your pension. You believe in Congress, indeed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly don't think I understand what you're saying. You seem to be implying it's natural to call people who mess with patent law Nazis. But that can't be it, can it?

10:41 AM, February 02, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Yes, that can't be.

12:24 PM, February 02, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's as much a thug as Richard Sherman

5:29 PM, February 02, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

You mean Governor Richard Sherman?

3:46 PM, February 04, 2014  
Blogger LAGuy said...

Or do you mean songwriter Richard Sherman?

5:19 PM, February 04, 2014  

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