Category Archives: advanced capitalism

Discretionary spending under Democratic and Republican Administrations, Reagan-Obama

Data for the graph above and the following observations come from table 5.6, found here. If you look at the above graph you see that under Republican administrations, discretionary spending tends to go up. Under Democratic administrations, discretionary spending tends … Continue reading

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The Keller-Greenwald debate

Is Glenn Greenwald the future of news?: A debate between Bill Keller, former executive editor of the NY Times (and current opinion writer), and Glenn Greenwald, the opinion writer/journalist who, among other things, recently reported the NSA scoops. The debate … Continue reading

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Cautiously disagreeing with Yochai Benkler on NSA data collection

Experience tells me you disagree with legal scholar Yochai Benkler cautiously and with great risk knowing that you, not he, will probably end up being wrong. I once wrote an MA thesis on intellectual property rights and democratic theory, and … Continue reading

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GOP lacks intellectual capital

There is a lot of talk about the “Republican brand problem.” I think this focus is imprecise. The problem facing the GOP is a problem of capital — namely, a lack of social and intellectual capital. The social capital problem … Continue reading

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We now better account for intellectual property and intangible assets

On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Economic Analysis revised the way it measures GDP, with the goal first and foremost “to better measure the effects of innovation and intangible assets on the economy.” Specifically, this means, among other things, … Continue reading

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COLUMN: The GOP domestic vision

Elizabeth Drew’s essay in the current New York Review of Books expounds upon the consequences of America’s ever-shifting electorate. In 2012, roughly 130 million voters turned out, around 58 percent of those eligible. Two years earlier, in 2010, without the … Continue reading

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Preparing an intellectual property report

source: “Getting a Grip on Accounting and Intellectual Property” Roya Ghafele, Associate Economic Officer, Intellectual Property and Economic Development Department, WIPO Guidelines for preparing an IP report Provide a narrative summary: – Analyze and explain the basic business model, plan … Continue reading

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