I’ve been on the verge of buying a new Apple Mac Air for a few weeks, but I’m worried about reports of bugs in the computer’s Wi-Fi, which causes it to lose connections. Previously, I had been complaining about an iPhone 4s that needed recharging every 10 hours or so, even though I am not a heavy cellphone user. My friend Larry, who follows tech companies much more closely than I do, sent me this chart of the worl’d top 50 companies in R&D investment. I would have expected Apple, which is the world’s richest or second richest company, and has prided itself on its innovative technology, to be near the top. Can you find it?
John B. Judis is the author of The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration and the Revolt Against Globalization.