I believe in justice, and at this point justice is Mass Effect being stolen instead of bought. EA reserves the right to steal from it's customers, so why shouldn't I reserve the right to steal from EA? They have it in writing after all. The pirates only steal copies, the industry is stealing the actual products from it's users. DRM authorization servers being shut down, rootkits installed with CD's to prevent you from playing them on your computer, encrypted movies that only function on "authorized" hardware. As bad as the pirates are, the industry is worse, present company excluded.
Since everyone else is using the car analogy.
If I could get any car for free, I'd have one like the man does,(excellent taste getting a Porsche) rather fond of the 67 911's in particular. I wouldn't steal his car, and if he were trying to sell me one he wouldn't be out a sale. No one would lose anything because there's no way in hell I'd pay the $70-80 grand to buy one on my income. I don't have that kind of money, I'm not stupid enough to buy a car that I'd take 15 years to pay off and spend the rest of my life working to maintain.
If I were making half a million a year it would essentially be free as I'd have nothing better to do with the money, and I'd have one in a heartbeat. There are plenty of things I'd get if they were, but never will short of having enough money that they might as well be.
Even better. Unlike cars, which have never been free and likely never will, software was once free, legally speaking. For some odd reason, the software industry still existed at the time. People on the inside are seriously skewed in their own perspective, just as the pirates are skewed by theirs. Neither side is behaving very rationally in general, one of the high points at Stardock is a significantly larger dose of it. It wasn't illegal to distribute copyrighted software for free until 1997, never mind the point in time at which the software wasn't entitled to copyright protection to start with.
Magically, games and other software were made and sold well under the supposed scenario where copying them was legal. Myst sold six million copies, despite being legally free. There were plenty of very good sellers before it became illegal to copy and share software, no magical increase followed the law change.
Thinking is very useful, learning also helps. Educate yourself on the practices and history of both sides of the equation, and you see a steady rise in the dominance of the pc gaming industry despite the rise in piracy, and people that made millions before it even became piracy to do so. You'll also see the reasons I can't despise the pirates despite a significant philosophical differing, somehow still unaltered despite the treatment I'm receiving in return for my money.
Edit: You fail at economics. You fail at Alaska too, I'm one of em.
Alaska doesn't get a lot of immigration because there isn't much to do. Work draws a populace, and when the tax rates where that high in this country, they were nill for everyone but the rich and the rest of the world was even further in the toilet. People came here for the same reason they do now, you can make peanuts in your country, or you can make more here. The level of industry in Alaska is zip compared to the rest of the country.