If you are an academic in an industry (like an economist, for example) you will usually have to work with industry representatives to get industry’s perspective on a topic. When working with industry, though, you have to be aware of the industry’s interests as well. You are always working with the government as well.
In fact, most industrys’ interests are not necessarily aligned with those of the academic. For example, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is not generally a source of policy advice. Instead, the NBER is an arm of the government that has a set of recommendations to make to the government. The NBER is in charge of the entire U.S. economy.
You might think that, being the government, the NBER would be the most neutral party, but the NBER is actually in favor of austerity policies and corporate greed. The NBER also doesn’t necessarily agree with industry groups on these things. In fact, the NBER has been a consistent supporter of the “death tax.
For a more detailed discussion of this, see our blog post: The NBER and Corporate Greed.
The NBER is also in favor of government regulations designed to limit the ability of companies to make and sell their products. They are in favor of regulations which make it harder for small, innovative companies to get started. For example, they think that the SEC should not have rules which require companies to be registered in a certain geographic area.
It’s hard to get a good feel for the NBER’s opinion on this topic, but I think it’s safe to say that most of their comments are along the lines of, “No, that’s not going to happen. You’ll have to get creative.” The NBER does recognize the importance of intellectual property rights and the need for the government to enforce them. However, they also argue that there is plenty of money for creative ideas, so the government should not tax them to death.
I think the idea of the government making money out of intellectual property is dead. There is still plenty of money to go around, but it seems that most of the US is still willing to pay for creative ideas.
I suppose that is true. But if I were to venture to guess, I would say that there is still plenty of money to go around. But I know how it feels when I pay taxes so I assume that most people in the US still pay taxes.
On the other side of that coin, there is still plenty of money to go around for the creative ideas that are being made. I would say that our society is still willing to pay for creative ideas. I would say that there is plenty of money to go around, but it won’t go to everyone.
But I have to say, I feel like the creative ideas that are being made now are not as good as the ones made decades ago. Because the things that are being made now are either not good ideas or they are not being made by people who have the time or money for them. I mean, I have a great idea for a game but I know that I would never make a game that was as good as my other great idea.