HHS245 W 1 Social Problems
- Brain drain- we are losing our scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers en masse. No social problems will be resolved without people who can critically address them. For example, the USDA expects to lose up to 70% of its veterinarians due to retirement within 15-25 years. These are the people ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply. Very few are stepping up to take their place. Promising young medical researchers are turning to China and India. The nation's school kids think science is too much like hard work. We've made it extremely difficult for talented young scientists from other countries to get into ours. And so on.