This week the George W. Bush Institute launched a new kind of economic “scorecard.” This Scorecard tells us something additional and new, which is that North America’s model for integration appears to be working well in comparison with other regional approaches.Read More
The world’s ordinary working people do at least as much as the wealthy, the famous, and the powerful to ease poverty, provide balance to growth, and change things a bit for the better.Read More
Speech of H.E. Eduardo Medina-Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States of America. The National Press Club. Newsmaker CommitteeRead More
Immigrants make up not only 25 percent of the total tech workforce, but 34 percent of master’s-degree holders and 42 percent of doctoral engineering and science workers. This includes 48 percent of master’s-degree chemists and 56 percent of master’s-degree software engineers; and at doctoral levels, 63 percent of chemical engineers, 64 percent of software and electrical engineers, 33 percent of biologists, 35 percent of oceanographers, and 45 percent of agricultural science doctorates. Also 64 percent of 2013 Oscar winners, 28 percent of major league ballplayers, 25 percent of patent applicants, and 16 percent of the 142 million U.S. workers.Read More
As this year’s last aspiring Double-E, the final ESOL enrollee, and the penultimate management trainee order their caps and gowns: 764,495 of America’s 19 million university students arrived at campus from abroad this year.
The total has grown by nearly 200,000 since 2007, and makes up about a quarter of the world’s 3 million overseas students.
As they contemplate foreign aid budgets, governments and voting publics may feel they have been generous; and they may be right. But the world’s working poor outdo them by far.Read More
Vannevar Bush, 1945: “We shall have rapid or slow advance on any scientific frontier depending on the number of highly qualified and trained scientists exploring it. … The real ceiling on our productivity of new scientific knowledge and its application in the war against disease, and the development of new products and new industries, is the number of trained scientists available.”
In 1986, science & technology majors accounted for 22 percent of U.S. college graduates; in 2000 the figure was down to 16.5 percent; in 2010, 15.3 percent.Read More
The most recent Census count (which dates to 2008) found the 227 million Americans above the age of five speaking only English at home. Another 55 million spoke 379 other languages. Is America becoming a polyglot nation, or even a fractured country unable to communicate with itself?Read More