Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stiglitz in Egypt

Ahmed Abdel Latif comments on Joseph Stiglitz's recent address at the American University in Cairo. Although Stiglitz didn't mention current events in Egypt directly, he emphasized the importance of an innovative society, praised the Brazilian government's move to adopt open source software for its governmental and public institutions, and emphasized balance in the commercialization of university research, emphasizing the importance of publicly funded initiatives in innovative socieities. As well, he encouraged developing countries to take advantage of the flexibilities in intellectual property agreements.

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