The death is found not so much in the decline of corporate R&D...
@MazzucatoM - "What kind of businesses do we actually want? @Cisco spends more on share buybacks than R&D" #FutureofAudit
— RSA 2020 (@RSA_2020) February 11, 2014
...But in the fact that the very people who reap the rewards of share buybacks do everything they can not to pay taxes, hide their money, and provide financial support to politicians who work tirelessly to cut government spending in R&D and other important social programs right down to the bone.