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Lecture 23

NATS 1840 Lecture 23: Lecture 23 - Summary

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Natural Science
NATS 1840
Ian Slater

NATS 1840 Lecture 23 - State Sponsored Technological Development - Technological and scientific development, state and private sector - Technology and private industry, science and the state - Industrial scientific and technological development, science and technology and private interests - Funding and directing of scientific research - Privatization of state run enterprises - State contributing resources, laws, facilitating finance, private sector unwillingness to support infrastructure - State regulation, legislation and infrastructure - Role of the state in innovation, private sector competitiveness and efficiency, privatization - Polymer Incorporated, WWII Canadian Crown corporation, synthetic rubber - Synthetic rubber and complex scientific knowledge (gasoline) - Synthetic rubber for private industry, saleable goods - Protected market, no commercial orientation, postwar over capacity - Advantages: Polymer scientists and synthetics, skilled scientists and advanced technology - Postwar Canadian Crown corporations sold off, "infant industry" request, government ownership - Legislation removed, limits on the % of natural rubber in manufactured items - Sympathy in Canada for continued government involvement in the economy after the war, successful wartime economic management, popularity of Keynesian economic theory - US and Russia did not export synthetic rubber, Germany not allowed to - Marshall Plan to reconstruct Europe after the war, 1.1billion worth of goods in Canada,
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