A Worthy Path

In Scientific American, Beryl Lieff Benderly writes that for years, Americans have heard that there’s a shortage of scientists and that the US faces fierce competition from other nations, but, she adds, some labor economists disagree. “There is no scientist shortage,” says Richard Freeman, a Harvard University economist.

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