Friday, April 15, 2005

US disarms unilaterally...

Well, we are disarming in an economic sense. Check Thomas Friedman's (my favorite Op-Ed columnist by the way) column today in the NY Times. Friedman points out that the US has fallen well behind Asia in internet usage and broadband technology. Friedman has also done a number of columns on how the US needs to create a New "New Deal" to revamp our economy and education system to compete with India, China, and Japan in technology. However, while the Bush administration likes to give lip service to this idea, they cut 20% of the basic science and technology budget from the Pentagon and cut $100 million from the National Science Foundation.
"It's as if we have an industrial-age presidency, catering to a pre-industrial ideological base, in a post-industrial era." - Thomas Friedman