The Reverse Brain Drain

As we’ve discussed on many occasions, the primary driver of economic well being in the rest of the 21st century will be innovation. For more than a century, the United States has been the world’s most vibrant economy — largely because it has been the consistent leader in scientific research and innovation. Regardless of whether you measured this innovation in terms of scientific papers published, or the number of patents issued, the U.S. always left the competition in the dust.

However, our lopsided advantage seems to be givi.....

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