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How Your Stolen Money Makes Other People Rich

This article in Business Insider talks about how some of our most popular – and lucrative – new technologies come directly from US Military research. Capital intensive research and development created LCD displays, lithium-ion batteries, signal compression, multi-touch screens, GPS and cellular technologies, to name a few. What the article does not illuminate is how […]

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Can You Own An Idea?

Can You Own An Idea?

I think if you stopped one hundred people on the street and asked them if it’s possible to own an idea 99 of them would say ‘no.’ Maybe 100. It’s always a red flag to me when people who show no real evidence of thinking deeply about a question are able to answer it in […]

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