[ExI] Private and government R&D

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 11:57:50 UTC 2009

2009/7/23 Max More <max at maxmore.com>:

> Actually, no, it won't. I'm sorry that you had a bad experience, Damien.
> Private companies sometimes (too often) do crappy things. But it's just not
> right to react to one personal instance to damn companies in general. Some
> companies understand that making things difficult for customers is really a
> bad idea (in competitive markets).

Yes, this is the point. A company will decide to engage in good or bad
behaviour depending on how it believes it will affect profits. We
might hope that good behaviour is more likely to increase profits than
bad behaviour, but there is no reason to believe that this must be
true in general.

Stathis Papaioannou

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