Intellectual Property and the Global University
Investments, etymologically the clothes you put on, typically “belong” to some investor, an entity with the power to confer ownership.
This conferring of ownership, often for a price, requires a strong sense of ownership in the first place, which is where the ability to investment comes in.
If a service, commodity, or resource has a price tag, then likely there’s a way to aggregate it into “futures” i.e. the right to buy said goods at some locked in price down the road.