The European Union (EU) is starting to make some big moves. They are starting up a ‘The European Research Council’ (ERC). The council has been given a budget of 2.7 billion Euros (~3.55 bn$) to try to acquire and secure global researchers into European Nations. To refresh some memories post WWII the US became the leading academic nation in the world. Rocketing us (yeah it’s a pun) global superiority and some of the most financially prospers decades of our nations history (not that it didn’t came with disadvantages also). However slowly increasing rise in scientific funding throughout Asia (in particular Japan (which is the US anyway), Korea, China and India) has lead to a decrease in Academic tenure within our nation’s borders. Now with Europe throwing its hat back into the ring, America is primed for a cataclysmic brain drain.