The Immigrant Exodus

Vivek Wadhwa, a leading scholar and public voice on entrepreneurship and public policy, makes clear that the issue is not simply the threat of reverse brain drain but a newly identified and historically unprecedented halt in high-growth, immigrant-founded start-ups. The United States hasn’t yet responded to the intensifying competition that countries such as China and India offer and has left some of the most educated and talented entrepreneurial immigrants with no choice but to take their innovation elsewhere. The consequences to our economy are dire. Our multitrillion-dollar loss will be our global competitors’ gain.

Festival: 2013

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