Several other countries (Sweden, China, South Korea, Singapore) are investing heavily in innovation. You can now get an MIT degree (Singapore) without ever setting foot in the U.S.
While we have enjoyed a leadership position in innovation and entrepreneurship, can we expect that to last without a serious, focused innovation strategy and policy?
Some of the problems we face simply won't be solved with traditional approaches. If we refuse to acknowledge and deal with this aspect of national competition, we risk falling far behind those who recognize the challenge and have already moved to meet it.