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I was not comparing the numbers, they just followed with the quotes.

What I meant was that the metric "employment in creative, professional and knowledge sectors" looks to me to be measuring capturing of the production profits through enforcement of various IP-rights. It could be development of production, but when compared with the metric of R&D in R&D labs connected to production as measurement of the post-war eras manufacturing society, I think it is clear that it is not R&D connected to production that he focuses on now.

I would argue that todays IP-funded capturing of production value is the mirror of the outsourcing of the actual production. Through treaties like TRIPS the countries that now houses the manufacturing has been made to accept (for the time being) that a big piece of the value is captured by western design firms. I think this will end soon after the outsourcing trend ends. When China has all the production why accept it?

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 01:56:58 PM EST
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