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'The god of cheaper prices: New threats to our literary culture from the Productivity Commission' by Colin Golvan

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November 2016, no. 386

'The god of cheaper prices: New threats to our literary culture from the Productivity Commission' by Colin Golvan

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November 2016, no. 386

The federal government has been promoting the innovation economy, but is considering recommendations for legal reform which will undermine the financial and cultural interests of creators. This conflict captures the tension around real reform in this area. Are they being serious? The recommendations are contained in the report of the Productivity Commission, an independent panel which reviews options to make our economy more productive, favouring free markets, and eschewing monopolistic practices.