Sunday, September 29, 2013

Due to Congress - America is losing the 21st century high tech global economic race

You may not think it or want to hear it, but America is losing the 21st century high tech global economic race.  I know because for over 3 decades I have worked in that world – from the Fortune 500 big guys to being the small entrepreneur –not just locally but on a global scale.   

If you listen to those in Congress you would miss it. There job is politics: telling people what they want you  to hear;  I have a successful business that has grown 500% the past six years despite the worst economy in 70 years -and have worked around the world for over 30 years in nearly 50 countries. I can be honest and tell you what you need to hear – that is,  if you want America to succeed. 

But don’t give up, there is a solution. 

Stay with me on this..its more important than who wins a football game or Duck Dynasty…our economic LIFE depends on paying attention at this critical juncture.

This is Michael Fjetland. This is my story and my vision for returning America to a respected world power that is second to none in technology and education. Otherwise, we are doomed to watch China and others take our place.  

 My book shows with photos I personally took over 30 years countries like China that started with nothing becoming a country leading us in 7 key technologies. In 1982 everyone made $30 a month and wore cheap blue outfits. When I went back in 2013 I road the fastest train in the world in a land of millionaires and billionaires.  India and China students today have the math skills to do 2 million American jobs Americans are not skilled to fill – that’s but one example in my book.

While most of this book  “Better Times Ahead April Fool” is a true global adventure story, the key chapter for me is the last – Agenda for American Greatness.

I’ve seen some weird stuff in the world (some described in the book) yet the worse thing I  see is our Congress being so small minded that they are missing the greater global dangers – and opportunities—we face. 

Because of Congress we are committing national suicide with our narrow gerrymandered districts that yield only the most extreme of candidates, with no end in sight. Putting America over politics has gone the way of the dodo bird.
We are letting our country fall apart and rank so low in education –no. 17 at best -- that countries like South Korea and China rank higher. 

For example,  “students in Latvia, Chile and Brazil are making gains in academics three times faster than American students, while those in Portugal, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Colombia and Lithuania are improving at twice the rate.”

If you want to know how to avoid that, and win, read “Better Times Ahead April Fool.”  You’ll see that I had no special advantages but got a global witness view of the world working the past 3 decades.  Agenda for American Greatness is an opening chapter in how we get or mojo back – and win the future in an unstable world.
It explains the real reason HOW got into this mess. And how we win the 21st century especially when we are coming from behind…

It’s all laid out in the final chapter of “Better Times Ahead April Fool” 
Details at the website.

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