Sunday, January 23, 2011

not really a brain drain, but a bad sign

"Already, 70% of engineers with PhD’s who graduate from U.S. universities are foreign-born. Increasingly, these talented individuals are not staying in the U.S – instead, they’re returning home, where they find greater opportunities."

I have two degrees in the social sciences. I was never that good with math, though I did ok programming for a while.  But nowadays a social science degree gets you a job at Burger King.  The hard sciences seem to just not be popular in the U.S.  This does not bode well for our reputation as the innovators of the planet.

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