About Will Anyone Surpass the USA in invention?
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Will Anyone Surpass the USA in invention? info
One item is invention. Inventing new concepts, whether for peacetime or wartime or anything inbetween, the USA still probably leads in this category. Case in point, the United States invented Stealth Technology that the world is now chasing. TONS more examples, but you get the idea.
The USA is probably going to be surpassed in economic output. Standard of living, the USA is already behind several nations. Can anyone thing of a plan with which to surpass the USA in invention and new ideas? Even nations like Japan and Germany borrow heavily from US inventions. The USA is just an excellent climate for making inverntors.
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Well here's the thing.
America has the better capacity to pay and employ experts. This, combined with excellent technical and engineering universities just naturally makes America the hub of a lot of talented people.
Europe's got good schools too, though their pay capability isn't as high... and I know of many Europeans who want to go and work in America, but not seen many Americans wanting to go work in Europe.
Also I know of many Koreans going over to make more money in the US... in general, a lot of the world suffers from brain drain because of America's pay power. This is what gives America the edge.
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Sweden "struggles" with this on a daily basis - They are loosing more and more of our Masters of Engineering, Researchers, Super Surgeons, Dentists, you name it to the US. Nothing strange with that. They are doing the right thing. They are smart!
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I think the problem with Sweden and most European countries for that matter is that the policies of protecting workers in fact is not business friendly and in many cases, not even worker friendly (as France's high unemployment shows). This leads to expertise going abroad where the rewards of their work are higher.
The hard truth is that your country's top guns need to be rewarded to stay.
You know I find life in Europe more pleasant than life in America. With just a little more effort, I could totally see Europe hanging on to its best and brightest. They just have to realize the soft system has too many flaws and changes need to be rung.
I'm no Europe hater. Though I do dislike France because I feel they're making Europe less efficient in decision making processes. I want Europe to do better and I don't see them advancing under the current systems.
Brain drain and loss of the best scientists and engineers is just one of the major problems Europe faces.
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More than that. Was discussing it with my brother. Lets take Japan for instance. They have surpassed the United States at taking tests in Science and Math, however American-educated kids are better with creative and abstract thought. Creative/abstract thought are the foundation of invention.
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You think right the_13th_redneck Europe thing will not happen in my lifetime I think, so I am glad that the bright people leave sweden and other European countrys so they can do something for the world in the US. The foundings and the technology to make progress in any direction is all in the US or in countrys in close corporation with the US even if sweden have allot to contribute to the world I think the sunny days of Europe is gone for the next decades ahead. I think that the East and the US will be the future for any type of progress to be honest.