Because they always end up worshipping lawless power (and also becasue they’re arrogant little pricks). So Declan McCullough’s PR for the Cato Institute is a reliable source of irritaiton. Most recently, he found an economist to argue that Linux was bad for society, provoked in his turn by an editorial in the New York Times.
DM> Finally, governments should not treat this as an arena for industrial
DM> policy. The incentives fueling the Linux movement are not necessarily
DM> those required for long-term production of software suited for the public
DM> as well as the nerds. Governments, which are as na