As an (Indian) American, I really believe and want the US to be #1 in everything. As an IB professional, I want USA to be the best in everything that can enhance our scope for International Business. Watch the mash-up video below. I want to see discussion on 3 issues that emerge from it. Please read / watch material on this topic to support your arguments.
1. Do you agree or disagree? Show evidence.
2. Pick 1 or 2 issues that you think are most important and suggest ways to fix them.
3. How will improvements on these indicators help with IB?
DISCLAIMER: There are a couple of expletives in the video that the speaker uses in his manner of speaking. The video is not vulgar, but has a couple of “cuss words” used in the movies and some songs nowadays. I tried to get a version with those words bleeped out, but could not find such a version. So please be warned. If you think you may be offended, please do not want to watch the video. Instead, search the internet for data that shows where USA is ranked in leading development indicators. like literacy, math skills, infant mortality, freedom off the press, etc., and use those to discuss.
Please watch the links.
Why America is NOT the greatest country in the world, anymore.
User: bajjaliproductions – Added: 6/26/12
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMqcLUqYqrs
Here is an alternate video posted by Yuhai, that I am pasting as a mash-up.
Getting America Back on Track
User: thomhartmann – Added: 1/4/13
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf_xnGrpcLg
The first 20 points will be awarded for making a meaningful comment. Additional 10 points each will be awarded for (a) supporting or refuting others’ comments with substantial evidence; (b) introducing relevant new links / citation; and (c) linking issues to global business success.