Rising Above the Gathering Storm Revisited – Some Factoids

Posted on September 30, 2010. Filed under: innovation, research & development, science & technology |

The recently released Rising Above the Gathering Storm Revisited contains a number of thought-provoking if not disturbing factoids.  Here are five of them:

 China is now second in the world in its publication of biomedical research, having recently surpassed Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, and Spain.

In 2009, 51 percent of United States patents were awarded to non-United States companies.

The World Economics Forum ranks the United States 48th in quality of mathematics and science education.

According to OECD data the United States ranks 24th among thirty wealthy countries in life expectancyat birth.

The United States has fallen from first to eleventh place in the OECD in the fraction of 25-34 year olds that has graduated high school.  The older portion of the U.S. workforce ranks first among OECD populations of the same age.

What are the implications for U.S. competitiveness in the world economy? –nks

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