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‎Financing for education and social services isn’t simply about handouts to the hardscrabble, it is about building an infrastructure that can produce healthy, engaged and well-educated citizens who can compete in an increasingly cutthroat global economy.

NYT: Empire at the End of Decadence

Every time we have trouble hiring engineers because we can't find enough good candidates, I'm reminded that the problem isn't just that we don't have enough jobs in this country. It's that too few people are prepared for the new kinds of jobs that progress is creating. When American math scores are near last among developed nations, it shouldn't surprise anyone that tech companies need to hire from overseas.

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