Falling Leaves: the Ardes blog

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Ray Drainville

Last year, Facebook on its own purchased WhatsApp and Oculus Rift for a total investment of $21 billion. In contrast, over the course of several decades, a collection of industrial nations have pooled $20 billion into creating ITER, a nuclear fusion engine—which, if successful, would point the way to virtually limitless, clean energy.

This contrast, in a nutshell, is exactly what is wrong with capitalism today.