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American Innovation

3 Myths Americans Still Believe About Innovation

Steve Currall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

From the perspective of technology breakthroughs -- and the industries and good jobs that often result from them -- the 20th century can fairly be called the American Century. But the outlook for the 21st century is far less clear.

The Innovation Act Would Squash American Innovation

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

Sometimes well-meaning legislation is passed that has unintended consequences that are harmful. This is the case for the Innovation Act, H.R. 3309, pa...

Decline in Capital Investment Is Threat to American Innovation

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

The report analyzes trends in private sector investment in capital goods over the last three decades, investigates the causes of the current decline and proposes policy reforms designed to spur increased investment growth.

Challenging Silicon Valley's Innovation Hegemony

Rajeev Mantri | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Rajeev Mantri

The scientists and engineers who went to America might not all have founded technology companies, but through their work at private research labs, government research institutions, universities and startups, laid the foundations for America's technological prowess.

Lazy Corporate Monopolies Are Why America Can't Have Nice Things

Matt Stoller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Matt Stoller

What seems to have happened is that American corporate executives are now more focused on financial engineering, which is essentially the extraction of capital from their enterprises and from the public, than they are at selling improved goods and services.

Hope Dies Last: Why Hope Matters for Strategy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Even though the American economy is recovering -- albeit slowly -- these are still stressful and trying times. We need to move from that begrudging process of recovery to renewal in the belief in America and the American dream. How important is hope to that renewal?

Innovation Is Key to Helping Businesses Make It In America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Across the world, our competitors are investing in their future. We cannot afford to fall behind. As former President Bill Clinton wrote in his latest book Back to Work, it's time Americans got into the future business again.

The Global Search for Education: Is Your Child an Innovator?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you train an innovator? Which schools are doing it better than others? Are teachers equipped with the new skills required to educate students in this decade? Are curricula incorporating the essential content that will help young people become more innovative?

Alexander Eichler

The Jefferson Innovation Summit: Business Leaders Brainstorm A New Era Of American Creativity

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No one knows where good ideas come from. In some cases, the answer may simply be to throw a bunch of brains together in a room...

Why Johnny Can't Innovate: The American Economy's Most Surprising Deficit

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.28.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

To get our economy back on track, we need to stop dreaming that innovation is purely a self-financing private-sector game and start paying for the innovation we need. Either that, or we're not going to get the economy we want.

Will Religious Conflicts Threaten The President's New Science Initiatives?

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

According to a Pew Research Center poll, 36 percent of Americans today say science conflicts with their own religious beliefs.

When It Comes to Innovation, Is America Becoming a Third World Country?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

Once upon a time, the United States was the world's dominant innovator. But now, when it comes to our approach to innovation, we desperately need some innovation. Here are three good places to start.

Fareed Zakaria: Is American Innovation A Thing Of The Past?

Newsweek | Fareed Zakaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans like to think there is something about their culture that's especially conducive to innovation--the open geography and frontier spirit; a fl...