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The creative society by Lars Tvede

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ARE FREEMARKETSSELF-DEFEATING?

In 1903, the American Wright brothers were the first people ever to fly in an aeroplane. Four years later, on December 23rd, 1907, the US military issued a sensational call for proposals for an aircraft that could lift two passengers with a total weight of 350 pounds (160 kilos), contain sufficient fuel for a flight of 125 miles (200 km) and achieve a speed of at least 36 mph (58 km/h)192 And so the era of mass aviation had begun.

Exactly 100 years later, on a sunny Friday afternoon in March 2007, the editor of Wired Magazine, Chris Anderson, was looking forward to his weekend. His publication always received ...

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