International hourly compensation rates show U.S. workers are not overly paid
U.S. compensation rates are declining at the same time as U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.
Business Leaders on Energy Markets
John Doerr on Energy Innovation: The new energy economy is the mother of all markets
Bill Gates on Energy Innovation: We need more basic research
Andy Grove: How America Can Create Jobs
The co-founder of Intel argues that the US has lost its ability to scale its businesses in the realm of manufacturing. The result is not only unemployment, but loss of long-term competitiveness in emerging technology markets: “Losing the ability to scale will ultimately damage our capacity to innovate.”
Read the Businessweek article here.
Global Innovation Leadership
US nanotech leadership faces global challengers
The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that $1.6 trillion is needed to upgrade the US’s failing infrastructure.
Declining math scores in U.S.
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment reports lagging math scores in the U.S., as well as slower science literary improvement than many other European and Asian countries: 2006 results summarized here. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) reports similar results.