Interesting and different take from Jim Manzi, software entrepreneur, on national innovation in the US
Jim Manzi, a software entrepreneur, has an interesting take on how innovation policy in the USA can be coupled to national economic recovery. The question: how can the demands of dynamic innovation with the creative destuction entailed be coupled with the countervailing demands of social justice? A multifactorial problem with a multifactorial solution; Manzi places a particular emphasis on the development of talent rather than simply skill.
Our strategic situation is shaped by three inescapable realities. First is the inherent conflict between the creative destruction involved in free-market capitalism and the innate human propensity to avoid risk and change. Second is ever-increasing international competition. And third is the growing disparity in behavioral norms and social conditions between the upper and lower income strata of American society.
Manzi bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Manzi