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Re: [ox-en] What if the designs of everything were free?

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I just read about a studie from the sixties, in which the authors concluded that in that time, 30% of the cost of a car was inbedded in the costs of designing new models. That proportion is likely to have skyrocked in the last 40 years. A long-shot guess could be 50-80 % of a car today is made up of design cost? That would imply that if design was free, then material goods would be down with 50-80% too. Clearly not an attractive option to capitalism!

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