Rethinking Industrial Policy…and Everything Else

ChinaTalk | 17 February 2021 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jose Luis Ricón Fernández de la Puente of the blog nintil.com. Discusses whether the state invented the iPhone, if the trends of history are pointing Taiwan’s direction, why the way we fund science is broken, what mass conversions to Mormonism would mean for the American economy, and how to live forever.

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  1. What was missing from the funding of research topic was a discussion of private research. Why did Bell Labs exist? Why was it so successful? What policy levers would favour the creation of other such bodies?

    I work for a major Canadian consulting engineering firm; we have no research branch or formal research funding programme (though individuals are encouraged to submit papers based on their projects). That seems to be typical of Canadian businesses.

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