lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2009

En el NYTimes: En qué renglones la China está alante de EE.UU., ¡y todo en 9 años! ¿Mejora china o hundimiento americano? Encima, Farid Zakaria se pregunta: ¿Estamos perdiendo el mojo?

Part of the slippage is due to the fact that other countries—from Singapore and South Korea to Canada and Sweden—are actively changing their laws and systems to make themselves more competitive. The United States didn't raise its corporate tax rate; others lowered theirs. But the United States is falling far behind in one key resource: human capital. Whether measured by the percentage of kids with high-school diplomas or performance on standardized tests, America is not producing the kinds of workers needed in a knowledge-based economy. Let's be clear. Even properly measured, the United States does well. But the halo is fading. The wide gap between the United States and the rest of the world is closing.