Encouraging innovation is key to bringing the economy out of its current depression. Over at Science Progress, a post talks about the lack of innovation policy in the US and how it contributes to its lagging behind in productivity. “A key way for the United States to improve productivity, create jobs, and grow the domestic economy over the long term is for the government to support the growth of regional centers of innovation,” the post says.

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