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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Robert J. Samuelson: It's Not a Science Gap (Yet)

The Washington Post, Wednesday, August 10, 2005; Page A17

A nation's economic power could once be judged by tons of steel or megawatts of electricity. But we have moved beyond these simple indicators or even updated versions, such as computer chips. All advanced societies now depend so completely on technology that their economic might is often measured by their number of scientists and engineers. By that indicator, America's economic power is waning. We're producing a shrinking share of the world's technological talent. China and India are only the newest competitors to erode our position. We need to consider the implications, because they're more complicated than they seem...