Det finns en marknad för allt (pt 2)

Som noterades i ett tidigare inlägg växer det ständigt fram nya marknader. Den gången handlade det om surrogatmödrar. Den här gången rapporterar The Economist om en spännande ny marknad för den organiserade brottsligheten:

As China tries to take its seat at the top table of global academia, the criminal underworld has seized on a feature in its research system: the fact that research grants and promotions are awarded on the basis of the number of articles published, not on the quality of the original research. This has fostered an industry of plagiarism, invented research and fake journals that Wuhan University estimated in 2009 was worth $150m, a fivefold increase on just two years earlier.