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Hal Salzman

Scientific Research needs a Radical Restructuring

Because senior researchers hire postdocs according to their projects’ need for labor, rather than the number of faculty openings awaiting the trainees, postdocs now vastly outnumber available faculty positions. The result: We have transformed a competition based on skills and talent into a lottery where few can win.

Time for a Nato for tech

Believe the hype – even if you shouldn’t believe all the research. China is a global top dog in tech, leading in 37 of 44 technology segments – at least according to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Aspi). But China is not quite as dominant as that statistic...

Studio – Planning for Global Population Ageing

Examining the longevity patterns in an economy can offset the effects of aging. Yet, if the increased lifespan isn’t healthy and productive, longevity gains will not be beneficial. Without focusing on healthy living, aging will lead to an increase in ailments and disabilities in the older population. This studio report identifies crucial links to planning for longevity and healthy aging.

Tech Companies Want You to Believe America Has a Skills Gap

Many worry that President Trump's suspension of the H-1B visa program in June, and his recent executive order increasing scrutiny of federal contractors' use of H-1B visa holders to replace U.S. workers, will create a black hole of talent in STEM fields. But there are...

Why your college major doesn't always matter

Shortly before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs famously told President Obama that Apple would have located 200,000 iPhone manufacturing jobs in the United States, rather than China, if he could have found 8,700 qualified industrial engineers in the U.S. This exchange and...

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