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Thought Leaders Series with Brad Feld: Huffington's 3rd World warning to the U.S. not new but timely

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In what is still one of the most popular segments in the history of the PI Window on Business Show, with more than 4,200 downloads in the 48 hours immediately following the live broadcast, Brad Feld's perspectives on the need for Founders Visa's for foreign students who, after graduating from prestigious American colleges, are eager to establish U.S.-based enterprises stimulated deep debate. In this next installment of our Business Thought Leaders Series, Brad joins us to once again talk about a controversial subject based on a March 29th, 2010 article by Arianna Huffington titled "When It Comes to Innovation, Is America Becoming a Third World Country?" Personally speaking, this is not a topic that is new to me as I posed this very question in my own series of articles dating back to 2007 on the Principles of External Economies, Clustering and the Global Value Chain, to the more recent Buy American coverage in which I introduced the Clark and Fourastie “three-sector hypothesis of industry” (which is now four with the advent of high tech and R&D industries) as it relates to the development of a wealthy nation’s economy. Suffice to say, the question raised by Ms. Huffington is not new nor revolutionary as much as it is now becoming more readily recognized and understood in the context of an increasingly globalized economy. As a result, I have every reason to believe that today's interview with Brad will be another gem of a discussion that is bound to rival the one we had on the pressing need for the U.S. Government to establish a Founders Visa as a means of ebbing the brain drain from our domestic economy.

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