[ExI] Private and government R&D

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 23:38:07 UTC 2009

2009/7/2 Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com>:

> There is also the problem that under the coercive system, some people are forced to pay for others' pet projects.  Some might find no problem with this, but I think that's relevant to the discussion because coercion introduces certain features that wouldn't be found under a voluntary system.

That will always be the case unless the funding is sourced from an
individual or a unanimous group of individuals. There will be
shareholders in a company who prefer that some of the R&D money be
spent on other things, but don't feel strongly about this to sell
their shares.

Stathis Papaioannou

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