Information is like the air we breathe. It is the element we live in. It surrounds us on all sides, and we couldn’t survive without it.
Does this mean that information ought to be free, or at least a public good?
Steven Landsburg is against such logic. He tells us of the many problems we face simply because the air is free. That is why we suffer from air pollution. But Steve Shaviro went even further to propose that this plan would also solve the problem of overpopulation. Is he being sarcastic?