American Inc.?: Innovation and Enterprise in the National by Linda Weiss PDF

By Linda Weiss

ISBN-10: 0801452686

ISBN-13: 9780801452680

ISBN-10: 0801479304

ISBN-13: 9780801479304

For greater than part a century, the USA has led the area in constructing significant applied sciences that force the trendy economic climate and underpin its prosperity. In America, Inc., Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. potential for transformative innovation to the power of its nationwide safeguard country, a posh of organisations, courses, and hybrid preparations that has constructed round the establishment of everlasting security preparedness and the pursuit of technological supremacy. She examines how that complicated emerged and the way it has developed in accordance with altering geopolitical threats and household political constraints, from the chilly battle interval to the post-9/11 era.

Weiss specializes in state-funded enterprise capital cash, new sorts of know-how procurement by means of security 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 leap forward suggestions, a catalyst for entrepreneurship and the formation of recent companies, and a collaborative community coordinator for private-sector tasks. Her e-book appraises chronic myths concerning the military-commercial dating on the middle of the nationwide defense country. Weiss additionally discusses the results for realizing U.S. capitalism, the yank country, and the way forward for American primacy as financialized organizations curtail funding in production and innovation.

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