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By Linda Weiss

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

Weiss specializes in state-funded enterprise capital cash, new kinds of expertise procurement through safety and security-related enterprises, and innovation in robotics, nanotechnology, and renewable strength because the Eighties. Weiss argues that the nationwide safety nation has been the crucible for leap forward concepts, a catalyst for entrepreneurship and the formation of recent organisations, and a collaborative community coordinator for private-sector tasks. Her booklet appraises continual myths concerning the military-commercial dating on the middle of the nationwide safeguard country. Weiss additionally discusses the consequences 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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