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The Alchemy of Global Economics

An Interview with David E. Martin









          Dr. David E. Martin is the Founder and Chairman of M·CAM Inc., the international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance. Actively engaged in global ethical economic development, Dr. Martin's work includes financial engineering and investment, public speaking, writing and providing financial advisory services to the majority of countries in the world.



Dr. Martin is the architect and founder of the Global Innovation Commons and is the author of the international legal framework for the Heritable Knowledge Trust and Heritable Innovation Trust programs.



He has pioneered global programs to bring corporate and stock market transparency to multi–national extractive industries and has been instrumental in repatriating value to countries which have been subject to corporate and financial abuses. His work on ethical engagement and stewardship of community and commons–based value interests is at the forefront of global financial innovation.



In this interview, David and I explore the history of innovation as a a core impulse in human cultures, and look at how this impulse has been utilized, distributed, and abused. David also shares a series of interesting and obscure facts about different historical technological innovations.We explore a couple of David's amazing projects, including The Global Innovation Commons, where he is making thousands of patents, which have been held back from the global commons by corporations and private interests, available for creative use by people all over the world.



Dr. Martin is a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He has been named Chair of Economic Innovation for the UN–affiliated Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization and has served as an advisor to numerous Central Banks, global economic forums, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, and national governments.


A spokesperson for global financial and intangible asset accountability and quality reform, Dr. Martin has worked closely with the United States Congress and numerous trade and financial regulatory agencies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Under the leadership of Dr. Martin, M·CAM has supported the modernization of banking, intangible asset, tax, and accounting laws through its work with oversight agencies and policy makers.



To read David's full bio, and to learn more about his work, visit his webiste at:




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 *This Dialogue was recorded September 7, 2013



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