Okay, I’m pretty much talked out. We obviously have different visions for an efficient society. I see a society of ftee people exercising their free will as independent individuals. Your vision is a collectivist society similar to a beehive, as best as I can tell. It’s two opposing visions, with one major difference. A free society has tolerance for those of you that want to be part of a collective. You just can’t force your vision on anyone that doesn’t want to participate. By your own admission your collectivist society provides no such tolerance. IMO any vision that has to be crammed down the throats of dissidents is not a society worth having.Damn I am glad I am not one of your laborers. Sounds like you don't have a high opinion of them.
Dan please grapple with the fact that is how thing work today, yet we have plenty of invention and innovation. Until you can acknowledge or dispute this fact we are at an impasse.
Again this is at odds with how things work now. There are millions of patents you can search through that have a different assignee than inventor. As far as I can tell there isn't a black market in any of them.
You are mistaken about me and you are mistaken about what drives society. Society is driven forward by armies of " mind numbed engineers." What is the most important invention of the 21st century that was invented independent of an organization?
Geniuses don't do it for the money Dan, they do it to create.
That's hokum Dan.
They didn't know the right nazis.
Listen to yourself Dan. Mao Zedong ruled from 1949 to 1976 and that means China was a peasant society as recently as the 1950s and you expect them to have a rocket?
Peasant society in 1950. 20% urbanized in 1980. Those are 1870s numbers for the US. Massively better education? China only had less than an 80% literacy rate as late as 1990!
The lesson of course is the development happens in stages and you can't go from peasants to rocket scientists in a generation. You have to industrialize before you can excel at knowledge work.
And yet almost all the products you know and love (and even more of the B2B products that enable all of that) came from a company under the supervision of board members.