Ohio is still celebrating its latest initiative to stop brain drain. I doubt that this is the first time the state tried to keep college graduates from leaving and I'm certain that this won't be the last. Ohio should figure why it can't attract talent from other states or countries. Unfortunately, Ohio is going backwards instead of forwards.
The Economist puts the spotlight on why human capital is increasingly geographically mobile. That college graduates out-migrate isn't unique to Ohio. Does anyone in Columbus read the Economist? A policy that works with the emerging migration trend would be most welcome. Instead, we get English-only legislation.
Not to pick on only Ohio, pundits continue to lampoon the lack of a coherent economic immigration policy in the United States. The European Union may emerge as the next great talent magnet, if their colossal bureaucracy can get out of the way. That's a big "if." However, the debate about US immigration is at least an equal impediment. But the United States currently stands at a considerable advantage in the war for talent and demographic time bomb may go off just in time to out-maneuver the EU.