Coming Soon: PAY for GRAVITY!
Now, I've heard EVERYTHING!
Physics does not charge us for the use of gravity, but we are impacted by gravity in specific locations, and if that location is scarce, it has an economic rent, and people who wish to be located there can be required to pay that rent.Hey, wait a minute! That sounds familiar!
GRAVITY at those locations is NOT a FREE good.
[BUT] Gravity does not increase the rent of land, because ALL areas of the earth have GRAVITY.
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In recent years, patents have been awarded for rights to gains from [a] living organism, even if the organism accidentally comes into someone’s territory.
Suppose that similarly the scientists employed by a company made a scientific discovery about GRAVITY for which the firm was granted a PATENT which required everybody using gravity to pay the patent holder.
The owners of the gravity company would be able to charge everybody on earth for the use of GRAVITY, superceding the rights of possession and rent held by the holder of the title to territory.
The gravity company would be able to collect the ECONOMIC SURPLUS of all locations, which equals the locational RENT of all sites on earth, leaving the holders of title to territory with no rent.
(RENT and IP, btw, are nothing but INTEREST!)