President Bush, Davos and Design

Bruce Nussbaum

One of the ideas repeated often at the World Economic Forum in Davos was that invention is not innovation. Someone needs to tell that to President Bush and his advisors because virtually all the initiatives coming out of the White House recently to boost America's competitiveness focus on spending more on science, math and technology. Don't get me wrong, we should be spending oodles more on science and math just to bring our children up to global par. But the future of the US will not depend solely on competing with Indian, Chinese and Russian engineeers and scientists. It will depend on the innovation of new ideas and processes wherever they are generated.

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