The Globalist | Global Economy — U.S. Universities and Global Competition:
Traditional assumptions about who can and should attend college are no longer adequate, if we are to remain competitive.
Without the economic success that is the product of education, we as a nation may face a reduction in our quality of life in the next generation, something unheard of in our past.
To avert what sometimes appears to me an impending societal train wreck, education must become the central focus of our society.
In China, I witnessed an unprecedented effort now underway to build from scratch approximately 100 research universities.
larger population means larger talent pool, larger talent pool means more possible genius’s and innovators… the question becomes whether that can be centralized through universities in china, much like the u.s. did in the 50’s-60’s or not.