30 November 2009
Start-Up Nation ~ CNBC on Israeli Inno-Economy
Interesting to hear Dan Senor, co-author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, describe on CNBC how Israel has become such an intense innovation economy. Thanks to Harvard Professor Calestous Juma for spotting this piece, btw... Without delving into the touchy politics of the region, let me just say that while it's indeed quite impressive what entrepreneurs like Stef Wertheimer have done, I think it is really rather much for Senor to single out Israel's "innovative immigration" policy as a "success" factor. "Innovative" if you're a Jew, but definitely not if you're a Palestinian or Arab generally or even Gentile, in which case you are verboten.