It's been a good year for Elon Musk. His company, Tesla, is having a breakout year. He unveiled his idea for a potentially game-changing transportation system. And he's being discussed as the world's "greatest living inventor."
Now, he's giving advice to world leaders.
As Bloomberg reports, Musk was recently on a panel with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny during which Kenny asked Musk what he would do if he were the leader of Ireland. Musk's idea: free schooling for engineers.
Musk suggested Ireland should help midsize companies acquire funding and to somehow cultivate a high concentration of talent. Then, the Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies co-founder paused, and said he should avoid speaking in “platitudes.”
“For a technology company, you need engineers,” Musk said. “Maybe engineering could be tuition-free or something like that."
One caveat: "They’ve got to stay in Ireland.”
That might be a difficult proposition for a country which was one of the worst hit by the Great Recession. But with the economy slowly turning around maybe it's time to start considering the idea.
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