New research from the Amsterdam School of Communications Research shows the US still in the lead with regards to scientific research. It also shows many Asian countries on exponential growth curves – which if continued will result in severely diminished competitive advantages for the US in the future.
Surprising? Not really. With this country’s lack on focus on education, we have to rely on private citizens and entrepreneurs like Dean Kamen to make up the difference. And the fact that we are losing ground has been widely reported in the mainstream press…
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I can just see the headlines in the press 50 years from now – “US life expectancy now half the life expectancy of Chinese – new research links the differences in life expectancy to politically motivated ban on stem cell research and lack of educational funding in the US at the turn of the century…”