DannyB: IP creates many jobs (sarcasm)
IP creates jobs for patent lawyers, copyright lawyers and expert witnesses.
IP also creates jobs in the USPTO for full time employed rubber-stampers.
IP creates jobs for Google that need a small army to process the incoming DMCA takedowns.
IP creates jobs for entrepreneurs who form new patent trolls.
IP creates jobs for collection societies who don’t even know what properties they own and can’t be bothered to ever worry about what artists might be represented, let alone pass them any money.
IP creates so many jobs that America will be able to bask in the prosperity. We can stop making homes, schools, cars, clothes, food and computers. No need. We can outsource those trivial things. IP will create an economic bounty of plenty.