Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:30:00 GMT | By PTI

US would dominate the 21st century economies: Biden

Observing that more than any other country, the US is hard-wired for innovation, Biden said it has enabled generation after generation of Americans to give life to world-changing ideas


US would dominate the 21st century economies: Biden (© Reuters)

Washington: America would continue to dominate the 21st century economies because it allows people to think differently, the US Vice President Joe Biden has said.

"Steve Jobs, in that famous exchange with the student at Stanford, said, 'think different'.

You can't think different in a country where you can't speak freely. You can't think different in a country where you are not allowed to challenge the orthodoxy. You can't think different in a country that limits what you can be engaged in," Biden said in his address to the Export-Import Bank of the US yesterday.

In saying so, he was apparently referring to China.

"That's why I'm so optimistic about our future because I believe in the 21st century the true wealth of a nation is found in the creative mind of its people and their ability to innovate, to develop technologies that not only span new products but entire new industries," he said.

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