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    , Maddus Mattus wrote


    At least I can see that providing a service to your community and being paid for that service, doesn't make the community poorer but richer!

    See - abolishing patents also abolishes the bit highlighted in bold above.

     You add value and are rewarded close to that value, how is that a bad thing?

    It's not. And patents are a better way of achieving it than any alternative you've suggested.

    I want to shut down the 'free' markets in which government coerces you into buying your cookie from a government licensed cookie salesmen.

    That scenario exists only in your head Maddus.

    Or pay some licensed idea holder part of your earnings, because government gave him ownership of the idea of putting dough in the oven.

    Putting dough in oven is not a patentable idea because it was invented more than 50 years ago, isn't novel, and is obvious to an expert in the field.

    Try again Maddus.