By Hampton Sides

ISBN-10: 030742474X

ISBN-13: 9780307424747

Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies…

For greater than fifteen years, best-selling writer and historian Hampton facets has traveled generally around the continent exploring the the US that lurks simply at the back of the scrim of our mainstream tradition. Reporting for out of doors, the recent Yorker, and NPR, between different nationwide media, the award-winning journalist has validated a name not just as a wry observer of the modern American scene but additionally as considered one of our extra creative and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, gathered the following for the 1st time, aspects supplies us a clean, attractive, and from time to time startling the USA brimming with interesting subcultures and peculiar characters who may perhaps dwell nowhere else. Following aspects, we crash the redwood retreat of an obvious cabal of fabulously strong military-industrialists, drop in at the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and sign up for a tremendous techno-rave on the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a various gallery of yank visionaries— from the impossibly perky founding father of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell potential to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the direction of the old Bataan demise March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost infantrymen. facets additionally examines the country that has emerged from the ashes of September eleven, recounting the harrowing trips of 3 international alternate heart survivors and finding out on the final attainable minute to not "embed" at the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana supplies us a gleaming mosaic of our nation this present day, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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Qui décide du prix des molécules en France? L’État, acheteur unique des traitements remboursés par la Sécurité sociale. Comme dans la majeure partie des pays riches. C’est le seul moyen de rendre moralement soutenable le colossal pouvoir de marché que donne le brevet. S’il ne choque personne que la firme titulaire d’un brevet de machine industrielle décide de le vendre à un prix exorbitant, il n’en est pas de même dans le domaine de la santé. Ainsi, dans la plupart des pays où le brevet sur les médicaments est reconnu, il a été couplé avec un système de sécurité sociale assurant la quasi-gratuité de l’accès aux traitements et à un mécanisme de fixation des prix par l’État pour éviter l’explosion des budgets de santé.

Microsoft, qui propose sa propre mouture d’un tel programme, n’est jamais parvenu à l’imposer. En février 2004, plus de 67% des serveurs tournaient avec Apache, contre 21% avec le programme de la firme de Bill Gates 18. Bien sûr, la gratuité n’est pas la seule raison du succès des logiciels libres. La conception de programmes de façon décentralisée, coopérative, fondée sur le libre accès, a mené à des projets d’une qualité au moins équivalente à celle des produits bardés de copyright et de restrictions d’accès.

La situation semble ubuesque. En vérité, au moment où les Canadiens déposent leur brevet, d’autres centres de recherche publics font de même partout dans monde. Et surtout, plusieurs entreprises ont agi de la même façon, espérant ainsi s’attribuer le marché à venir des tests sur ce virus: Abbott Laboratories, Focus Technologies ou encore Quest Diagnostics, parmi tant d’autres 34. Pour ces dernières, nul «brevet préventif»: ils ambitionnent bel et bien de préempter un marché potentiellement lucratif.

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