While “much of humanity would still teleport to America if it could,” Asia is beating the U.S. in attracting the world’s brain trust. That’s how globalization expert Parag Khanna sees it in his new book, The Future Is Asian. In an OZY excerpt, Khanna describes the phenomenon by which he and other immigrant-origin Americans have returned to homelands lately brimming with opportunity.
Who will benefit from this? Asian nations are reaping the rewards of the talent influx as America’s allure for the world’s best and brightest wanes — not least from recent nationalist policies.