This website is the home of a 5-year project called “From entrepreneurship to rentiership? The changing dynamics of innovation in technoscientific capitalism” (2018-2023) led by Prof. Kean Birch (York University, Canada) and funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). It contains a variety of resources for anyone interested in economic rents, rent-seeking, and rentiership, whether they are academics, policy-makers, civil society, or general readers.
Collaborations with Callum Ward & D. Troy Cochrane.
What is rentiership? What is rentier capitalism? What is an economic rent?
“…the ownership and control of a particular resource (or asset), primarily because of that resource’s inherent or constructed productivity, scarcity, or quality.”Kean Birch
“… term currently used to describe the belief in economic practices of monopolization of access to any (physical, financial, intellectual, etc.) kind of property, and gaining significant amounts of profit without contribution to society.”Wikipedia