Uhm... crap... same old, same old, it seems.
The U.S., directly or through the IMF, WB, etc. always tries to crush the "populist left-wingers" of other countries (particularly Latin American), and cry foul or a "terrorist attack" on the level playing field (lol), if they dare to put a single coin in subsidies... yet the U.S. puts billions of taxpayers' money in subsidies for R&D and agriculture, among others.
Moreover, the taxpayers' money goes directly into war, either they want it or not. And, together with the above, the taxpayers' are also putting lots of cash into the corporations, who also benefit from these awesome fruits of R&D... either the taxpayers want it or not.
Bleh... I don't know what to think anymore everytime I see these technological advances.