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This trenchant study analyzes the rise and decline in the quality and format of science in America since World War II. Science-Mart attributes this decline to a powerful neoliberal ideology in the 1980s which saw the fruits of scientific investigation as commodities that could be monetized, rather than as a public good.Because it is only a right to sue, there are no a€œpatent copsa€: The full weight of discovery and punishment rests ... The a€œthinga€ protected has to meet certain tests to initially be granted this right by the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO), nominally categorized under the rubrics of ... not restricted to living organisms: equally significant for science were easing of restrictions of Intellectual Property and Livin a#39; with the MTAanbsp;...

Author:Philip Mirowski
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2011-04-29


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