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Israel: Home of Next Gen Internet

Silicon Israel: How market capitalism saved the Jewish state

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/israel_home_of_next_gen_internet_20091006

The most precious resource in the world economy is human genius, which we may define as the ability to devise significant inventions that enhance survival and prosperity. At any one time, genius is embodied in just a few score thousand people, a creative minority that accounts for most human accomplishment and wealth. Cities and nations rise and thrive when they welcome entrepreneurial and technical genius; when they overtax, criminalize, or ostracize it, they wither.

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