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WEF report: US no longer Top in Tech
Flame of Freedom ^ | 03/29/07 | Andrew Surprise

Posted on 03/28/2007 10:38:40 PM PDT by AKSurprise

Here’s something humorous for you. A new World Economic Forum report has stated that the United States is no longer the global engine of technological innovation, but instead has been relegated to 7th place, behind Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

The report authored by a Paris business school measured 122 economies around the world. The ruler for these measurements:

“technological advancements in general business, the infrastructure available and the extent to which government policy creates a framework necessary for economic development and increased competitiveness”.

Caution breeds stability where infrastructure is concerned. More infrastructure can always be created if needed, but once its built it doesn’t disappear, even if there is a glut of excess capacity.

The report also stated:

“A deterioration of the political and regulatory environment in the US prompted the fall”

The blame for the deterioration of the US political climate can be directed at one place, the Democrat party. They will talk down the economy, they will inculcate that the US is losing the Global War on Terror in Iraq, and if the truth doesn’t bare that out, they will attempt to enact policies of surrender that will indeed lead to the loss of the GWOT, and they will add billions in Pork Barrel spending just to get enough support for their policies of defeat and disillusionment.

As for the regulatory environment, the United States is a capitalist society, not a socialist society. The nations that moved above the US on this so-called “ranking” are socialist nations

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: entrepreneurship; technology; us; wef

1 posted on 03/28/2007 10:38:41 PM PDT by AKSurprise
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To: AKSurprise; HAL9000; nickcarraway; Sam Hill; Southack

"The report authored by a Paris business school measured 122 economies around the world. The ruler for these measurements:

“technological advancements in general business, the infrastructure available and the extent to which government policy creates a framework necessary for economic development and increased competitiveness”.



Pardon my French but...Harumph. This from a Paris Business School using a nanny-state rubric. Who CARES if we don't measure up to that?!? Better that government policy REMOVE OBSTACLES to economic development and increased competitiveness.


2 posted on 03/28/2007 10:52:56 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: AKSurprise

Hardly any surprise. They lagged for so long, there was eventually going to be a time when they finally got into the "techno groove" upwards.

You'll notice that the measurement is now how advanced they are, but how much "advancement" there has been.

Thus, the guys laboring to move a few thousand feet at the top of Everest are being beaten in distance by the hikers on the foothills.

Sheesh. Talk about your crazy analysis...


3 posted on 03/28/2007 10:53:58 PM PDT by The Watcher
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To: AKSurprise
there is more technology in my toilette after my morning cup of coffee than the whole of france and denmark combined.
4 posted on 03/28/2007 11:11:35 PM PDT by Porterville (Bullies love Peace and the Peaceful fight Wars.)
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To: AKSurprise

Just another "study" to make themselves feel better about themselves.


5 posted on 03/28/2007 11:25:20 PM PDT by DB
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To: AKSurprise
'Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands'

Alot easy to do stuff when each of the countries is smaller than the size of New York City and one of them is a police state.
6 posted on 03/29/2007 12:05:02 AM PDT by Dacb (No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.)
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To: DB

Calling this a "study" vastly overrates its importance and validity.

It would be far more appropriate to call it what is actually is: hogswallop.


7 posted on 03/29/2007 12:17:28 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Dacb
"Alot easy to do stuff when each of the countries is smaller than the size of New York City and one of them is a police state."

Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands are definitely larger than NYC in physical size, and the Netherlands has a larger population; Sweden is about the same size (in population).

Singapore has some fairly strict rules, but it isn't exactly a police state, either.

8 posted on 03/29/2007 1:03:09 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Considering that I live in Singapore. Yes, it is.

As per size, I was refering to (circa)population.


9 posted on 03/29/2007 1:05:38 AM PDT by Dacb (No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.)
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To: AKSurprise
“A deterioration of the political and regulatory environment in the US prompted the fall”

Sorry, but this French study is absolutely 100% dead on accurate.

The disease is called the Trial Lawyer Industry Wing of the democrat party.

10 posted on 03/29/2007 1:09:01 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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...the United States is a capitalist society, not a socialist society. The nations that moved above the US on this so-called “ranking” are socialist nations...

That is a fine hair to split. The powers that be love to emulate the Euros.
11 posted on 03/29/2007 1:46:38 AM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: FormerACLUmember
...and the extent to which government policy creates a framework necessary for economic development...


Fifth International ?
12 posted on 03/29/2007 1:51:53 AM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: AKSurprise
Here's the story of one of the most secure operating systems on our planet. Our Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gave Theo de Raadt a huge sum of money to further develop it. See how he repaid us for his education in operating systems and computing languages of American origin.

OpenBSD loses funding due to anti-war statements

Theo de Raadt wrote:
"95% of the planet does nothing to complain when there is a serious problem with a company, and then when < 5% of the people complain enough to force them fix it, you wish to congratulate the ... company?

How American.
"

The knowledge originally came from universities in our own USA, and our universities continue to educate engineers with anti-American mindsets from antagonistic countries. Burying our heads in denials won't help us. The problem must be dealt with before it's too late, and it's almost too late now.

I recently downloaded installation software for that system from Los Alamos before finding that information about de Raadt and company. After reading about the facts of that matter, I deleted that software and opted for another BSD system that's every bit as stable secure (if not more so, and it was not FreeBSD).
13 posted on 03/29/2007 3:28:52 AM PDT by familyop
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
This is the last paragraph of the article.

This report starts off on a false premise, that regulation is the impetus of technological innovation, any rational person can tell you otherwise. The US is still the leader in technological development, and will be for many, many years to come.

If you read the whole article, it clearly states the obvious, the communists can not compete with the capitalists.

14 posted on 03/29/2007 5:26:30 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: AKSurprise

LOL


15 posted on 03/29/2007 5:27:13 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
One of the big components of this study was "adoption of new technology." Cellphones were a huge part of that. The U.S. has lagged behind the rest of the world in the adoption of cellphones.

Of course we had the best land-line system in the world. For Europeans, Asians and Africans the ease of buying a cellphone as compared to the 3 to 6 month wait for the government-owned phone company to install a very expensive line caused them to snatch them up by the millions. They were a necessity.

For Americans cellphones were a convenience and thus their use has grown more slowly. So this part of the study doesn't really prove much of anything -- in my opinion.

16 posted on 03/29/2007 7:32:15 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: AKSurprise

Translation: The US isn't socialist enough.


17 posted on 03/29/2007 7:33:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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