This Day in Business History: The Podcast Planet Money Releases Lisa D. Cook’s Patent Racism Episode

In this podcast episode of Planet Money from NPR released on June 12, 2020Lisa D. Cook, Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University, discusses the economic and social implications of racial disparities for Black Americans in the patent industry. She argues the concept of “big theory innovation,” the concept that if the US makes strong patent laws, innovation will come. However, this idea is not true for Black Americans.

You can find more information and a link to the episode on NPR.