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A really interesting episode, highlighting the paradox that UK ranks as no 4 on the global innovation index, yet it's close to bottom of the leave on productivity growth. V good discussion digging below the aggregate, highlighting both UK's strengths & weaknesses in innovation.
“In many sectors this is the way globalisation works: a small handful of companies are responsible for the world’s production of a single widget” Great piece on the detailed texture of globalisation:the world economy is even more interdependent than simple trade figures suggest.
Important & rightly praised thread on why UK's problem is lack of demand for skilled people, not lack of supply. Result of chronic underinvestment in UK & resulting economic stagnation Some important additional context: post-GFC divergence in economic performance between UK & USA
An interesting thread on the semiconductor strategy from @ProfRachelGaN - but it does emphasise that this is really science policy rather than industrial strategy (the former, of course, being much cheaper than the latter).