hiding it better
I'm pretty sure word on stuxnet broke well before the Mandiant report showed a clear link to the Chinese government. It's hard to hide something that does physical damage to your enemy's hardware.
Don't forget rants about how you're expecting to get competent talent for $17K/year.
6 figure salaries in an area where cost of living makes that a lot of money. But don't let your ignorance stop you from commenting.
Of course you could solve the same problem by pealing back the red tape as well
In pharma, that red tape is known as "making sure the drug doesn't outright kill you." It's not perfect and it's currently being gamed, but the red tape is absolutely necessary.
The other problem with pharma is that the red tape is only necessary for the first person to do it. Thus, if the patent system goes away but the red tape stays there, then innovation will disappear completely because everyone will jump on the new drugs with generics and no need to recoup the costs of making sure it doesn't kill people.
There are things that need fixing with pharma, but simply eliminating red tape and patents certainly won't do it.
If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will serve us right. -- Alistair Cooke