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

By Linda Weiss

For greater than part a century, the USA has led the area in constructing significant applied sciences that force the fashionable economic climate and underpin its prosperity. In America, Inc., Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. ability for transformative innovation to the power of its nationwide safeguard kingdom, a fancy 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 advanced based on altering geopolitical threats and family political constraints, from the chilly warfare interval to the post-9/11 era.

Weiss specializes in state-funded enterprise capital money, new different types of know-how procurement by means of safeguard and security-related businesses, and innovation in robotics, nanotechnology, and renewable power because the Eighties. Weiss argues that the nationwide safeguard kingdom has been the crucible for step forward concepts, a catalyst for entrepreneurship and the formation of latest organizations, and a collaborative community coordinator for private-sector projects. Her ebook appraises chronic myths in regards to the military-commercial courting on the center of the nationwide safeguard nation. Weiss additionally discusses the results for realizing U.S. capitalism, the yank nation, and the way forward for American primacy as financialized agencies curtail funding in production and innovation.

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