American Innovation

Monday, January 10, 2011

Adam Segal, the Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that the idea that China and India are crushing the United States in business, education, and technology doesn't account for the US's role as the leader of innovation. He outlines the reasons the US should focus on innovation in Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge.


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Comments [6]

Ed from Larchmont

In 2009 41% of pregnancies in NY City ended in abortion, if it weren't for abortion there would be 40% more mathematicians, scientists, etc.

Jan. 10 2011 07:01 PM
Ed Lewit

As an electrical engineer, I am constantly battling my grandchildren over the issue that I am considered a nerd and, socially, that is something that is ridiculed rather than admired. Hollywood is no help either.

Jan. 10 2011 01:48 PM
bob from queens

the only things america manufactures today are complicated, potentially fraudulent, financial instruments that we export to the rest of the world.

Jan. 10 2011 01:48 PM

What about financing for startups?

Jan. 10 2011 01:46 PM
alison from bronx

america is full of innovators and invention [makerfaire,, etc.]
BUT the patent system in this country is still out of whack, esp for tech/bio innovations

and part of the reason for lack of investment is that big business couldn't make a fast enough 'turnaround' on their investments compared to financial 'innovations', b/c real science takes too long.
some scientists/engineers are funding their own research by way of their commercial patents [lonnie smith, who invented the Supersoaker toy, for example, and a few others]

Jan. 10 2011 01:37 PM
investor betting on US

shhh! don't give away this secret!

Jan. 10 2011 01:24 PM

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