A "NATIONAL SCIENCE PROJECT"
OK, I'm on a Thomas Friedman kick . . .
Here he addresses how a "national science project" with regard to energy independence/alternative would be a powerful response to a number of national issues (energy, education, globalization, terrorism). Another article of his humorously addresses many of these same issues in the context of a mock Iranian "National Intelligence Estimate" of the United States.
Yet another issue I'd like to highlight: It's become more difficult for talented scientists to come to the United States, post 9-11. This has potential strategic significance for our entire country.
Amazingly, Friedman's national science project idea has implications for national infrastructure, economic innovation, labor, terrorism, the strength of the democratic world, the environment, and education. I'll be excited to write/research more about this when I return from my honeymoon(!)