book by Dani Kollin, ISBN:0765318997. An interesting SmallWorld SciFi. Shows how BigCo (GCI) becomes indistinguishable from BigGov (because both are needed to enforce a particular set of Game Rules). So that you can no longer define Freedom just in terms of government constraints, but overall system-generated constraints on your choices. (BigWorld, monopoly)
Some VC bloggers have written in the last year (2010) about funding promising individuals they know in return for a share of future earnings (maybe over a decade, rather than forever) (Income Sharing Agreement). Slippery slope?