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Innovation requires a free hand

Medieval Chinese rulers favoured certain industries over others and they suppressed any new enterprise.
When the Australian Science Minister, Kim Carr, announced his innovation review, the first thing I thought of was the Victoria and Albert design museum in London - not just because the V&A is a monument to innovation, but also because the museum contains valuable lessons for any erstwhile government minister.

Written by Steven Schwartz23 Feb. 08 22:00