By Linda Weiss
For greater than part a century, the U.S. has led the area in constructing significant applied sciences that force the trendy economic system and underpin its prosperity. In America, Inc., Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. means for transformative innovation to the energy of its nationwide safeguard nation, a posh of enterprises, courses, and hybrid preparations that has built round the establishment of everlasting safety preparedness and the pursuit of technological supremacy. She examines how that complicated emerged and the way it has advanced based on altering geopolitical threats and household political constraints, from the chilly warfare interval to the post-9/11 era.
Weiss specializes in state-funded enterprise capital cash, new sorts of expertise procurement through safeguard and security-related corporations, and innovation in robotics, nanotechnology, and renewable strength because the Eighties. Weiss argues that the nationwide protection country has been the crucible for step forward thoughts, a catalyst for entrepreneurship and the formation of latest organizations, and a collaborative community coordinator for private-sector projects. Her publication appraises continual myths in regards to the military-commercial dating on the middle of the nationwide safety country. Weiss additionally discusses the consequences for realizing U.S. capitalism, the yank nation, and the way forward for American primacy as financialized organisations curtail funding in production and innovation.
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America Inc.?: Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State by Linda Weiss