I don't know if you've ever read this book written over 100 years ago by Henry George. https://oll.libertyfund.org/title/george-progress-and-poverty It says that most of the value to society that comes from technological advances over history gets locked in the value of land, which is why you see people struggling to pay rent, but having iphones. If he's right, and I think he is, then we can pay back inventors through a tax on the unimproved value of the land. This solves the free-rider problem I mentioned. An alternative is to keep putting land into the public domain. It should be managed by all people, and rent paid to all. I wrote about some ideas to do this in https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKA-K8YadRdgz-Qek01TUcCkRaI9CKCXGtJ31AbVWIU/edit#heading=h.tot6wli5zy86 and https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WYygMrkz4GAXQ1NscPSQ5ewAHYTkoZ5FHdm5gsP4Ki8/edit#heading=h.ficz4jjyt42r



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