This book shows how this decade has t been as invative as the 90s. Invation is the only method of obtaining real per capita growth. Since 2000 we have passed a number of laws and regulations that are killing invation in the US. The incredible invation of the 90s was based on techlogy start-up companies built on intellectual capital, financial capital, and human capital. All three of the pillars have been under attack since 2000. Our patent laws have been weakened reducing the value of intellectual capital. Sarbanes Oxley has made it impossible to go public reducing financial capital for start-ups and the FASB rules on stock options have made it harder to attract human capital to start-ups.
Mr. Halling has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University (1982), a MS in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas (1984) and a JD from Saint Louis University (1992). He is a patent attorney in Colorado Springs and with his own law firm, which is located in the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator. Since starting his own firm in 1995, he has worked closely with many start-up companies particularly high technology start-up companies. He is also the founder of a couple of start-up companies.