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  •  Not sure changing trade and tax laws is "radical (0+ / 0-)

    change to our economy" -- the changes I'm talking about more resemble a reversion to 60s and 70s tax and trade laws. Although I suppose considering how far around the bend the GOP and corporatist Dems have gone in the past 30 years, such changes might indeed qualify as "radical."

    And did you read my final paragraph? We can revoloot technologically all we want to, pay taxes out the nose for federally funded research that will give a few thousand grad students, post docs, and profs grant money, etc. But when it comes time for technology transfer to business, if we haven't changed our tax and trade policies a lot of that technological revolootin will come to maturation elsewhere.


    by raincrow on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 08:37:19 PM PST

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    •  I'm thinking more like (0+ / 0-)

      a few million researchers. Orders of magnitude past what we are currently attempting. I mean if financials can keep hiring millions and more millions for work of such negligible utility (and very often negative utility) then why not science?

      The tax and trade policies have to change of course. Just that I think technological revolution and a paradigm change away from financials and real estate is our only way to get there. As it is both voters and politicians are owned by industries of diminishing returns.

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