Is knowledge really that important?

Yes. We’re still in early days of a transition from an economy dominated by industry to one dominated by knowledge — in large part because everything will be software, embedded with software, or radically optimized with software — or be obsolete. There are many other issues with greater immediacy, but none with so much leverage in creating a good, mediocre, or bad future. (Note this is a theme for the future category.)

But even now the cascading harm caused by freedom infringing regimes is under-appreciated, e.g., read Copyright and Inequality (commentary) or on harms to the internet.