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warren@fourward.com
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Emerging Markets
warren@fourward.com   9/5/2012 6:51:01 PM
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It won't be long before the U.S. becomes an emerging market the way our politicians have decimated the economy and the U.S. dollar.  We need a strong economy and have a strong dollar if we are to survive the world recession for three reasons.  1.  obviously a strong economy means massive US employment  2.  a strong dollar means we are not borrowing and printing our way to prosperity, which just doesn't work  3.  we need to show the rest of the world how to be successful.  We cannot discount how important our example is to the rest of the world. 

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Beth Stackpole   9/6/2012 7:06:07 AM
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@Mrdon: Wow, those programs sound really impressive. Coming from the Boston area which is so heavily entrenched in great universities and colleges, I know that programs like this are very prominent in higher education. Unfortunately, I haven't seen as much inflitration in the public K-12 schools. I like your example where the auto makers help develop and seed engineering and STEM-oriented programs in schools that not only promote the disciplines, but benefit those companies and industries by giving kids early exposure to possible career opportunities. Perhaps every industry should follow suit. In the Boston area, then, we should be seeing similar programs from the biomedical and pharmaceutical giants and from the technology industry. (I'm sure there are such programs, but let's see more of them.) Same goes in California, which might have a lot of alternative energy companies or areas where steel or manufacturing is big. Is should be the responsibility of every big company and industry.

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   9/6/2012 12:39:01 PM
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Right, and further; Luxembourg has the historical highs running 165% -175% across the board.  But the champion was Singapore, running consistently above the 200% mark since the oldest 2007 data. Both very small countries, relatively speaking.  But I'm not really clear how they can document exporting 2x what they actually produce.  I think there's some "data-smithing" happening there I don't fully comprehend.

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Rob Spiegel   9/6/2012 2:29:17 PM
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Yes, it seems an extreme percentage, Jim. But who knows, maybe these countries have been able to seal in markets that buy large from a small country. This must do a lot for the country's economy and overall standard of living.

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mrdon   9/6/2012 4:07:56 PM
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Hi Beth,

Yes, this educational model has been very effective in exposing kids to engineering and science careers. The hands-on approach really helps them to see the  excitement and creativity these careers bring to companies and corporations solving real world problems. Students who obtain the entrepreneurial bug help fuel new industries and businesses that influence emerging markets. it's truly a win-win scenario for all involved in the economic creation process!

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