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The music industry and its execs “lament the state of industry” (CNet) at a conference in New York today. Essentially they blame consumers (these days normally labelled as pirates in the music industry lingo) for not following their antiquated business model any more.

However, they follow a weird line of thought: “we are part of a (capitalist) market economy, hence we are guaranteed to make profits (whatever business model we apply) … and if not, a (any) law has to be established which forces society to give us the money we deserve (according to our business plan, not according to any products or services we deliver).

This sounds like a socialist call for guaranteed minimum*) wages for everybody … except that: “this time round it is only for the music execs — sorry, mate”

*) “Minimum” is merely depending on where you’re coming from