• “(Without a change in U.S. government policy) the next big thing will not be invented here. Jobs will not be created here. And wealth will not accrue here.”

    Paul Otellini, CEO, Intel Corporation

  • “We can already see the signs. Major drug companies such as Merck and Eli Lilly used to outsource much of their manufacturing to India and China: now they also outsource much of their research and engineering.”

    Walter Isaacson, Former Managing Editor of TIME

  • “ … we are killing engineering … it’s our future and we are throwing it down the drain.”

    Craig Barrett, Retired Chairman & CEO, Intel Corp.

  • “No country can lead in today’s world unless it leads in science.”

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • “Nanotechnology is an activity for which this government will not spare money.”

    Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia

  • “ … the value of Faraday’s work today must be higher than the capitalization of all shares on the stock exchange.”

    Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister,U.K.

  • “It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and work to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology.”

    President Barack Obama

  • “The greatest long-term threat to U.S. national security is not terrorists wielding a nuclear or biological weapon, but the erosion of America’s place as a world leader in science and technology.”

    Gordon England, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

  • “So many of the great inventions in the past in the United States came from labs like IBM and Bell Labs and so on. They are all disappearing … ”

    Tony Tan, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore

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