Factor movements increase technological change according to the anecdotal findings in an Internet blog. When labor is allowed to move freely ideas lead to technological innovation. In corporations that have their employees sign employment contracts not to compete, monopoly power restrains innovation. In econ 101 economic models, a monopoly produces less and charges more. The blog compares Silicon Valley to Boston's Route 128 as evidence for his conclusion.
In the movie, Civil Action, defense attorney, Jerome Facher tells Jan Schlichtmann "...if you are looking for truth in a court room, you won't find it." The legal system sometimes interferes with the price mechanism.