Want to solve really tough problems? We need more Einsteins. How do you get more Einsteins?
We're not gonna create more Einsteins by producing another billion people living in abject poverty. Einsteins aren't born by chance. Well, at least the Einstein creation rate is very low if you just rely on chance. No, Einsteins are made
. Einsteins are created with the correct stimuli and environment.
There are just 13 million Jewish people in the world, yet they have produced almost half of all Nobel prize winners. How many Nobel prize winners came out of ethnic groups with high birth rates, that far outnumber Jewish people? Culture and education is everything, not brute force numbers.
Well perhaps the world needs more Jewish people. It's a shame they are a "by invitation only" club. Or at least the rest of the world should emulate whatever they are doing right.
In any case, scarce resources should be spent on giving fewer children a quality
education, not on quantity
. That way we could easily go from 1 Einstein per century to 10 Einsteins per century.