President Addresses National Academies

From AAAS Policy Alert:  President Obama addressed the Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences on April 27 and called for a renewed commitment to basic scientific research and education. During his speech he stated that his goal would be to increase our nation’s share of federal investment in research and development (R&D) to 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). In recent years, the share has hovered around 2.6 percent of GDP.

— my own comment on this – Sweden has outstripped the US in recent years on R&D spending as a % of GDP.

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