It is obvious that there are things that America isn’t best at, but it always surprises me when there is something in technology or innovation where we are badly lagging.
When Nirvikar Jain writes “In India, sending this money would have been as simple as sending a text. . . .” I don’t doubt him, but somehow I am surprised and confused.
It’s different than when I think about how far behind we are in health, education, and social services in comparison with the Nordic county. With that, I am just sad and hopeless
I grew up viewing America as
the exporter of ideas and innovation
What would it mean if started to think of ourselves as (at least a selective) importer of good ideas?