In a 2006 Time magazine article entitled “Are We Losing Our Edge,” Michael D. Lemonick outlines a number of reasons to be skeptical about the future of America. Among his various reasons, he outlines three specific reasons why business and academia experts are warning of trouble specifically with regard to science and technology. He claims that the Federal government has not been investing nearly enough in research and development, big corporations are more concerned with a quick buck than with spending time researching the next big thing, and that the “quality of education in math and science in elemen...
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.... The Cold War was certainly a frightening time in American History, but it produced great results such as NASA and medical and scientific breakthroughs. We need to have a similar sense of urgency driving us to unprecedented exploration and innovation. If not, we will quickly find ourselves with even worse economic hardships than we face today.
Herr, Phillip. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Broad Restructuring Needed to Address Deteriorating Finances. Rep. no. GAO-09-790. United States Government Accountability Office. 30 July 2009. Web Accessed 18 Mar. 2011.
Obama, Barack. "State of the Union Address." Address. United States Capitol Building, Washington D.C. 25 Jan. 2011. The White House. Web Accessed 18 Mar. 2011.
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