Trade, Corporatism, Clusters, and Japan as Bellweather

Remarks on the trend toward corporatism in the U.S. and outlines the latest developments, namely the MAI treaty, and examines how what we know about Japanese business and society does and does not signal what we can expect from increased corporatism in the U.S. Speculates on the effect of the new corporatism of the OECD countries on scientific progress, innovation and high technology clusters.