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By Linda Weiss

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

Weiss makes a speciality of state-funded enterprise capital money, new kinds of expertise procurement by means of protection and security-related corporations, and innovation in robotics, nanotechnology, and renewable power because the Eighties. Weiss argues that the nationwide defense kingdom has been the crucible for leap 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 middle of the nationwide safety nation. Weiss additionally discusses the consequences for figuring out U.S. capitalism, the yankee nation, and the way forward for American primacy as financialized companies curtail funding in production and innovation.

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