Speaking of Bruce Yandle, a new collection of original papers, all written in the Yandle tradition, has just been published by Mercatus. This collection is edited by Roger Meiners and me . (Roger and I are especially grateful to Stefanie Haeffele for her expert help in making this project a reality.)
Foreign-born students make a huge contribution to America’s technological leadership in the world. Among foreign-born STEM doctorate students, 72 percent of graduates remain in the United States for at least 10 years after graduation; the highest rates are among Chinese and Indian graduates at 90 percent and 83 percent, respectively. Of all billion-dollar startups in the United States, 22 percent  – including Zoom, Tesla, SpaceX, and Instagram – had at least one immigrant founder who first came to the country as an international student.
David Harsanyi calls for separation of school and state . A slice:
State-run schools have undercut two fundamental conditions of a healthy tolerant society. First, they’ve created millions of civic illiterates who are disconnected from long-held communal values and national identity. Second, they’ve exacerbated the very inequalities that trigger the tearing apart of fissures.