Can the U.S. Become a Base for Serving the Global Economy?

Harvard Business Review

private-sector research and development. businesses appear to be the result of both labor-saving technological changes and the outsourcing of parts of production to independent contractors in low-cost foreign locations. They include a weak K-12 education system; inadequate worker skills; a shortage of workers with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; restrictions on skilled immigrants; the crumbling infrastructure and a high corporate tax rate.

How Companies Can Help Rebuild America’s Common Resources

Harvard Business Review

Every company needs infrastructure – roads, bridges, ports – and every company benefits from the new technologies made possible by basic scientific research. Starting around 1980, however, shifts in technology, geopolitics, and governance changed the game. The ensuing waves of globalization and technological progress brought great benefits to American firms and consumers. Every company benefits from an educated populace. Every company needs skilled labor.