#GAReads | Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We're Missing

Albert Einstein and his wife, Elsa. Photo credit: Underwood and Underwood, New York [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Albert Einstein and his wife, Elsa. Photo credit: Underwood and Underwood, New York [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We're Missing":

Much of human progress depends on innovation. It depends on people coming up with a breakthrough idea to improve life. Think about penicillin or cancer treatments, electricity or the silicon chip.

For this reason, societies have a big interest in making sure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to become scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. It’s not only a matter of fairness. Denying opportunities to talented people can end up hurting everyone.

Read David Leonhardt's full article at The New York Times here…