US Number #1 ....

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    The Global Innovation Index, a ranking of 130 countries released yesterday, calls the US the world's number one innovator. The index was created by Soumitra Dutta, a professor at French business school INSEAD, along with New Delhi based non-profit organization The Confederation of Indian Industry.

    The global index ranks Germany second, Sweden third, the UK fourth and Singapore fifth. Contrary to what some might expect, China comes in relatively low at number 37, while India stands at number 41
    United States The World's Number One Innovator? | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company

    I have seen many thread on what the US is not number one at and it seems these days that people like to point that out, so in that spirit I though it would be a nice change of pace to see what we are number 1 at.
     
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    Yeah we invented the junk Mortgage securities business.
     
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    Usually, most countries have a good-spirited competition regarding their numbers of winners of Nobel Prizes. The United States has clearly led the pack with over 260 Nobel Prizes. The United Kingdom does not hold nearly as many in the second place with just over 90 Nobel Prizes. Germany currently holds 61 Nobel Prizes. France and Switzerland hold 28 and 22 respectively. Sweden and Russia both can boast of greater than 10 Nobel Prizes. The Netherlands, Denmark and Japan each hold less than 10.

    What Countries Have Received the Most Nobel Prizes?
     
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    So Obama is helping you to make your point?
     
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    Innovation is worthless unless it benefits we the people.
    It is innovative to outsource jobs.
     
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    There are other nobel prizes beyond the BS nobel peace prize...

    There is no doubt that we have the best research in many sciences, medicine, technology, innovation, etc...

    But unless it is some BS WHO rating based on socialist criteria to state that the US is horrible, or that we lead in causing mythical man-made global warming, the wingers don't really want to hear it
     
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    laughs, you mean by winning the Nobel prize? well you said I didn't , he is after all an American and is a Nobel prize winner.
     
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    My innovation is not your property... a company's innovation is not the property of the populous

    But nice try
     
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    Innovation typically DOES benefit "we the people"
    New patents and concepts allow American industry to remain semi-competitive in the global market; anything we do first, we can sell until someone copies it.
    Unfortunately any well runs dry if tapped too heavily and while innovation is still a driving force in many small businesses, it is becoming a bit harder to find in big business.
    Success breeds complacency and complacency breeds failure.
     
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    right but unless it benefits our country it is not worth much in the standinsg.
    Slavery could have been thought of as innovative.

    so could castrating all right wingers.
     

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