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This is a long comment that is too long for the comment box. In fact, many research projects in US are secretive, especially the ones related to military. At the same time, much, much more research projects in China are secretive, including some agricultural ones, which are not military-related but considered as national security-related by Chinese ...


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tl;dr Your description of an invisible hand is a straw man, and academic literature typically avoids straw man ideas. When it comes to proper non-strawman version of the invisible hand argument there are several interpretations of the invisible hand in the literature as describing: First Fundamental Theorem of Welfare Economics. For derivation and ...


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I might be wrong but the key point is the perspective. From your question I saw a very interesting word: enemy. I understand that some entity would be against telling the enemy about his knowledge and is mostly true: US didn't gift the blueprints of the nuke bomb to the URSS. But, that is because there is top confidential information that may not be good to ...


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As "High GPA" has rightly pointed out, most of the military and national defence research tends to be confidential. Added to that, any specific area where having some specific knowledge can result in monetary benefits follows a similar pattern. This is best exemplified by the existence of patents. Additionally, there are monetary and social ...


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