chapter  6
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The Color of the Money

The distribution of knowledge generates yet more knowledge, as Machlup ( 1980) has indicated. Flows ofknowledge from one party to another increase stocks of knowledge for both parties. Flow is a critical concept, and it can be tracked, as Machlup says, by "the measuring rod of money" (p. 175). To the extent that R&D converts information to knowledge, Machlup's rule of knowledge production attains at the Pentagon. The flows of knowledge follow the flows of money.