Rhetoric and Reality: Comparing Obama and Romney’s Talking Points versus the Real Role that the Government Plays in Innovation

Rhetoric and Reality: Comparing Obama and Romney’s Talking Points versus the Real Role that the Government Plays in Innovation.

It always bothers me that so many Americans (not Canadians or Mexicans) choose to obliviate the role that national and sub-national government has played in the post-WWII economy, especially that enriched by Cold War anxiety. But then I went to UC Berkeley, one of the greatest beneficiaries of cold-sweat money. But this and so much other funding really did make the liberal ideal of knowledge for its own sake possible. And that has, so obviously, enriched any number of ecosystems with new ideas, approaches, and brilliantly educated and inquisitive people.