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

By Linda Weiss

For greater than part a century, the us has led the area in constructing significant applied sciences that force the fashionable economic system and underpin its prosperity. In America, Inc., Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. potential for transformative innovation to the energy of its nationwide protection nation, a fancy of companies, courses, and hybrid preparations that has built round the establishment of everlasting security preparedness and the pursuit of technological supremacy. She examines how that complicated emerged and the way it has advanced in keeping with altering geopolitical threats and household political constraints, from the chilly struggle interval to the post-9/11 era.

Weiss makes a speciality of state-funded enterprise capital money, new sorts of expertise procurement via security and security-related enterprises, and innovation in robotics, nanotechnology, and renewable power because the Nineteen Eighties. Weiss argues that the nationwide protection nation has been the crucible for step forward ideas, a catalyst for entrepreneurship and the formation of recent businesses, and a collaborative community coordinator for private-sector tasks. Her e-book appraises continual myths in regards to the military-commercial dating on the middle of the nationwide defense kingdom. Weiss additionally discusses the consequences for realizing U.S. capitalism, the yank country, and the way forward for American primacy as financialized agencies curtail funding in production and innovation.

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