Our supply chain shortages have hopefully awakened We the People to the necessity of re-insourcing almost all of what we have very stupidly outsourced.
Nothing we have stupidly outsourced is more important than Intellectual Property (IP) creation. Stupider still? We outsourced very much of it to Communist China.
Massive economic disadvantages aside, China’s technology inventions have their military overtaking ours for global dominance. Which ain’t great.
How did we get here? Lots of very stupid, very selfish ways.
The United States’ elected and unelected officials have spent the last decade-plus making things increasingly awful for anyone who invents anything in the US. About which we have warned for a decade-plus.
One of the many awful, inevitable, obvious outcomes of this idiocy – is it all redounds to the benefit of Communist China. About which we have warned for a decade-plus.
One vitally important way China was aided by DC idiocy? DC has spent many decades doing nothing about China’s massive, institutional, industrial IP theft. About which we warned for a decade-plus.
DC allowing China to steal our stuff – then allows them to patent our stuff as their stuff.
“It’s well known that China steals IP and other secrets from industries, academia and the government…It is first sent to one of China’s two dozen advanced science universities. They in turn apply for Chinese patents on the technology. After they are acquired, the government distributes the patents to various companies.”
And of course, all along the way our Big Tech companies have been about as anti-US and pro-China as they can possibly be. You know, the technological experts who could really help us stay ahead of the Chinese Commies. But don’t – because money and ideological stupidity.
And of course, we have many, MANY other domestic sell-outs. Because China pays them too. And has for decades.
“(T)he United States…received over $180 billion from January 2005 through June 2021.”
And all of China’s purchased-from-the-US domestic latitude – leads to China’s stolen-from-the-US international latitude.
Lather, rinse and repeat all of this US idiocy for decades – and then last year this happens.
“China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world last year, pushing the United States out of the top spot it has held since the global system was set up more than 40 years ago, the UN patent agency said on Tuesday….
“China’s figure was a 200-fold increase in just 20 years, it said.”
And DC’s decades of this all-encompassing China IP capitulation – is leading to ever increasingly dire results. Not just for our economy – but our very survival.
“Xi Jinping seeks geopolitical, military, and economic superiority.”
Invent more – get more.
The solution? The US must re-insource domestic IP creation.
Which means our government needs to stop attacking IP creation. No more stupid, anti-IP laws and policies. This includes generally anti-business laws and policies like high taxes and piles and piles of regulations.
We must instead, again defend and foster IP creation. Including repealing and rolling back existing anti-IP and anti-business laws and policies.
We must protect IP creation from theft. Both foreign and domestic.
And we must fundamentally, finally deal with people in the US working against our interests – and for the likes of titanic IP thief China.
A serious nation would do all of these things.
Of course, a serious nation would already be doing all of these things.
[FIRST PUBLISHED AT: Substack].
PHOTO: China. PHOTO BY: Rain Rannu, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).