Key Questions/Themes Dedicated to the Future Candidates to the Presidency of the United States and of the World: Peace, Self-Knowledge, Human Nature, Personal and World Philosophy, Governability, Competitiveness, Global Power Dynamics, International Trade/Global Business, International Relations, Education, Industrial, and Economic Policy

 

Peace, Dignity, and Prosperity: For a Better Future for the United States and for all the Nations of the World

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By:

Enrique R. Suarez

 

Master of Education & International Development

Harvard University

International Educator, Business Strategy Consultant & Professor

USA 

https://harvard.academia.edu/EnriqueSuarez

  

deltamodel55@yahoo.com

 

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A New Age

 The concepts of democracy and development are intrinsically linked in many respects. One is that they have a common enemy: the loss of sovereignty. In a world of nations- states, by definition, a loss of sovereignty leads to a loss of democracy and a loss of capacity to carry out in practice social and economic policies. This, in turn, affects development, a fact confirmed by centuries of economic history.”

 

M.I.T. Professor and Activist Noam Chomsky

 

Key Questions on Human Nature, your Philosophy of Life and of the World

 

  1. Explain in your own words the main responsibility of government leaders to bring peace, dignity, and prosperity to the citizens of the United States and of the world.
  2. Can world institutions bring peace to this world? If they cannot, can they instead facilitate peace in this world? If yes, please explain how?
  3. What should come first, peace or prosperity?
  4. It has been documented that once Albert Einstein challenged his teacher when he was eight years old by saying that we cannot study coldness and darkness because coldness is the absence of heat and darkness is the absence of light. By the same token, he continued, we cannot say that God created evil in the world for evil in the world is the result of the absence of the presence of God in our hearts. Explain Einstein’s statement in light of all the evil that is going on in the world and its causes.
  5. What are the main lessons that the peace movement, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, and Noam Chomsky among many others were and are trying to convey to the world?
  6. Why is I.T. professor and peace activist Noam Chomsky considered the most important intellectual alive?
  7. Explain to the citizens of the United States and of the world your philosophy of life and how this philosophy has helped you to lead the destiny of your country.
  8. Explain what personal experiences (transforming and paralyzing) have qualified you to be a successful leader for your country.
  9. Explain your personal relationship with God (if you believe of course that there is a superior power) and how this relationship is practiced in your daily life. How does your personal relationship with God will help you direct the destinies of your country? Do you know the difference between believing in God and knowing God?
  10. Explain the meaning of “knowing thyself” as Socrates postulated it hundreds of years ago
  11. Explain if terrorism is caused by religious fervor and whether other non-religious external and internal factors exist. Explain the difference between terrorism and counter-terrorism.
  12. Explain the fundamental reasons for the student revolt in the Middle East called the “Arab Spring” and whether this uprising has a relationship with the foreign policy of the United States in that region.
  13. Explain the relationship (if there is one) between the sale of armaments and the violation of human rights around the world.
  14. Explain if the foreign policy of the United States favors or not peace and democracy in the Give convincing arguments backed by evidence.
  15. Explain what practical or philosophical message you would give to the Arab- Moslem world and to the American public opinion about the past and current Arab Do you think that the “Arab Spring” movement has been co-opted by the U.S. government? If so, how and why?
  16. Explain who are your favorite world leaders in politics, religion, the peace movement, education, science, culture, sports, business, the arts, and the economy and What should be the role of leadership in government?
  17. Explain the role that adversity and poverty play in the personal motivation to succeed in life. In which conditions adversity is paralyzing and in what conditions is liberating? Use your own example.
  18. Explain in what context and conditions are the creation of material and intellectual wealth produced by the upper, middle, or lower socio-economic class.
  19. Explain if individuals and nations share more similarities than differences. Which would be these similarities and which the differences?
  20. How would you use this knowledge to align the United States with the rest of the world with common goals?
  21. Explain some personal-professional achievements that you had attributed to your own capacity but that in reality were a stroke of luck.
  22. Explain some personal-professional achievements that you had attributed to pure luck but that in fact were due to your own capacity. Give some reasons why you believe that your personal achievements and know-how and professional experiences have qualified you to direct the destinies of millions of citizens of your country.

 Key Questions about Governability

  1. Explain your philosophy of government, that is, good governance, and how this knowledge can improve the competitiveness, quality, and productivity of the United States as a whole. What is the meaning of having constancy of purpose on good governance?
  2. Explain what type of knowledge, know-how, and personal qualities a contender to the presidency of the United States should have in order to be successful and what should be the minimum requirements to be a congressman. What criterion should you use to select the members of your cabinet?
  3. Explain the relationship (if there is one) between governmental corruption and economic progress. Is corruption the main cause of the economic-social decay of nations? If not, why not?
  4. Explain the key principles of good practices in the public sector and what should be the relationship between the public and private sector to promote the economic-social development of the United States, especially during these times of social and economic unrest.
  5. Explain what kind of government policies should be implemented in the United States that would promote the pride of workmanship in the workforce and love for the environment/country. Explain what extrinsic and intrinsic motivations should be instituted in the government sector to promote sound government policies that would promote efforts to create meaningful employment, protect the environment, and fight corruption in the government and private sector.
  6. Explain how government policies affect for better or for worse the regional and overall national competitiveness of the United States. What does it mean to you to govern your country as a system?
  7. Explain what type of cooperation should exist among members of government, industry, and education/academia to promote the socio-economic development of the United States.
  8. Explain what type of economic and industrial policies promote the economic and social integration of the United States with other nations.
  9. Explain why is necessary but not sufficient to have a stable legal-socio-political system to be competitive. Why a stable macroeconomic system is not sufficient to achieve the competitiveness of firms within the country?
  10. Explain the meaning of optimizing a system.
  11. Explain where you would obtain all this new necessary know-how and knowledge to lead the United States towards its

 Key Questions on Competitiveness

  1. Explain the meaning of country competitiveness.
  2. Explain the economic and industrial policies of the last 50 years and describe whether these policies have affected the regional and national competitiveness of the United States for better or for worse.
  3. Explain how in your view the key determinants of the economic prosperity of a nation interact to bring about the socio-economic optimization of a country but specifically of the United States.
  4. Explain what should be the role of government in the regional and national competitiveness of the United States.
  5. Explain the difference among absolute, comparative, and the competitive advantage of a What should be more important, the volume of exports of a country or its composition?
  6. Explain the level or stage of economic development of the United States at the present time, and what type of political, industrial, macroeconomic, microeconomic, and educational policies will cause the United States to progress to a more advanced stage of economic prosperity.
  7. Explain the difference between competing on price versus competing on quality.
  8. Explain what type of indicators you would use to measure the social, economic, educational, and industrial competitiveness of the United States.
  9. Explain how is affected the competitiveness of a country when it devaluates its national currency. What sectors benefit and what sectors do not with the devaluation of the currency in your Is a strong currency beneficial or not for the competitiveness of the United States?
  10. Explain if the nationality of the owners and shareholders of companies is important for the national competitiveness of your What message would you give to foreign investors that want to invest in the United States regarding your desires to make your country an ecological friendly competitor?
  1. Explain the relationship between microeconomic and macroeconomic policies to the national competitiveness of the United States. Why there is an increase in microeconomic productivity and a reduction in costs when quality improves? Why is important to have stable macroeconomics policies to have microeconomic competitiveness? What should be the role of free trade agreements in the competitiveness of the United States and of the world?
  2. Explain whether the role played by unions is negative or positive to the competitiveness of the United States. What methods and government policies you would use so that unions get more involved in the management of quality and decision-making in the company as a whole. What would be the organizational and managerial obstacles in implementing these policies and who do you think would oppose these policies and why?
  3. Explain if the lack of productivity or the closing of a factory in itself is due to evil managerial decisions and/or bad managerial practices, or whether is the result of the lack of capacity and intelligence of the workers.
  4. It has been said by economists of advanced countries that management in developing countries is opportunistic. Do you agree? As the new president of the United States, how would you interact with these developing countries?
  5. Explain the current overall competitiveness of the United States and government policy in industry, the environment, and education as compared with other developed countries and what would you do to improve the competitiveness of your country in the short, medium and long-term. What would be your priorities and what methods would you use to improve the competitiveness in each sector? How and why would you integrate the non-economic and economic sectors of the economy to collaborate in the competitiveness of the United States?
  6. Explain how and why you would design a regional economic policy with other neighboring What would be the benefits and the obstacles?
  7. Explain what globalization is, what are its advantages and disadvantages and why do you think many groups are opposing globalization also known as anti-system groups. In your opinion, what is an anti-system group?
  8. Explain the meaning of capitalism as opposed to state capitalism.
  9. Explain Adam Smith’s main contributions to economic development.
  10. What would you say to Karl Marx and Adam Smith if they were alive nowadays relating to the international financial crisis?
  11. How would you explain to the citizens of the United States the most important causes of the international financial crisis and how to fix it?
  12. Under what conditions the free movement of financial capital generates crisis in the productive sector of the economy?
  13. Why did Novel Laureate economist James Tobin, propose to tax the short-term free movement of capital without being successful? What is the link between the control of capital with free trade and the socio-economic development of nations?

 Key Questions about the Nature of the Corporation / Capitalism

  1. What role should the corporation play in our lives and society, if any?
  2. Should corporations be entitled to the same legal rights as individuals? Where does the line should be drawn?
  3. How can we ensure corporations are held accountable for their actions? Should individuals (directors, employees, shareholders) bear any responsibility for the actions of a corporation? If so, to what degree?
  4. What are the benefits of the corporate form? Could an alternative model offer these benefits as well?
  5. Do you think corporations are the root cause of the problem, or is it consumerism, capitalism, or all three?
  6. If corporations were more reflective of the world’s population (poor, women, ethnically diverse, etc.) would that help?
  7. Do you agree with the critics’ diagnosis that the corporation is a psychopath?

 Key Questions on Corporate Crime / Ethics and Values / Social Responsibility / Externalities

  1. What is your assessment of the current level of corporate crime? What measures would you put in place to reduce it?
  2. Can social responsibility cure what ails the corporation? Are the marketplace and consumer punishment the best way to ensure businesses act ethically?
  3. Who should determine what is socially responsible? How would you define it?
  4. What obligation do people have to call attention to unethical practices even if it puts his/her job at risk? Can you think of instances where your personal and professional ethics clashed?
  5. What safeguards should be in place to ensure consumers are aware of the risks associated with various products? Who should be responsible for testing products and ensuring their safety?
  6. Can we hold people accountable to higher ethical standards if their behavior is not illegal?

 Key Questions on Corporations and Government / The Role Of Government / Regulation / Democracy

  1. Should corporations be able to donate to political campaigns? What restrictions would you put in place? Should any organization be able to contribute?
  2. How would you balance the legal weight of trade agreements with a nation’s right to sovereignty?
  3. What do you think of free trade agreements? Can you describe how they’ve impacted your life? How about their impact on poor countries?
  4. Former members of government are sought-after employees by corporations looking to take advantage of their contacts and influence. Can we shut the revolving door between the public and private sector?
  5. The multinational character of large companies allows them to dip in and out of different countries and be subject to different Is there a way to prevent this?
  6. Can regulatory control keep the corporation in check? If so, what kind of regulation is required and who would enforce it?
  7. How can we bring the corporation under democratic control? What are your opinions on the state of democracy today? How can we improve it?

Key Questions on International Relations and World Power Dynamics

 

  1. Explain why the Bretton Woods System, the UN Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be the pillars of the new world order.
  2. Explain the meaning of American “exceptionalism” and the “national interest” of the United States.
  3. In your opinion, who influences U.S. foreign policy?
  4. How can you get the appropriate equilibrium between the citizens and the common purpose on one hand, and the communal authority and cultural diversity on the other?
  5. In your own view what are the three main threats that the world faces today in terms of its own survival? Explain the social, political, economic, and philosophical principles by which the United States foreign policy with other nations should be based, beginning with your neighboring countries, the European Community, Asia, the Middle East and What is the meaning of having constancy on purpose in international relations?
  6. Do you agree with Eisenhower's statement “If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world ”order?”
  7. How would you interact with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which was founded in 2001 by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan that many analysts see as a new power block created to counter NATO?
  8. Explain if the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is applied differently among the developed countries and the developing and emerging countries of the world and why. Explain the relationship between these fundamental rights and the associated socio-economic development of a nation but specifically of the United States.
  9. Do you accept the universality of human rights as adopted by the General Assembly of the UN in 1948? If so, do you agree with Article 25 which states that: 
    • Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control and (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. Should children whether born in or out of wedlock shall enjoy the same social protection?
  1. Explain the meaning of a “Tripolar Order” and if you become president, state whether the United States will abide by Article 51 of the UN Charter which prohibits the threat or the use of force if the S. is not authorized by the Security Council.
  2. Explain the meaning of a “just ”
  3. Should the United States comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to limit the spread of nuclear weapons? If not, why not?
  4. Explain the new dynamics of global power, the role of the United States and the European Community in this new world order, and the role of the emerging countries of India, Asia, China, Brazil, including Russia, in this new world order.

What is the role that the energy resources of the Middle East and of Eurasia play in this new world order?

  1. State the facts about the conflict between Ukraine and Russian separatists and Russia and the role, good or bad, that the United States is playing in this conflict.
  2. In your opinion what were the main reasons for the creation of Hezbollah and Hamas?
  3. What is your opinion of the movement called Occupy Wall Street and why the movement failed in achieving meaningful change in S. Politics?
  4. What is your opinion of the “Indignados” and “Podemos” movement that started in Spain and that has extended recently to Greece with the new anti-austerity Syriza government?
  5. As the new president of the United States, what would you do about the new economic and political integration (independence) of South America? How do you see the political and socio-economic leadership of Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Peru in this new South American order?
  6. Explain the implication for the United States of applying quality in our international relations with others What would be the benefits? Do you believe that peace should supersede prosperity or it is the other way around?
  7. Explain the meaning of applying system thinking in our international relations with other countries? What is the connection of this type of know-how with affecting the national and international competitiveness of countries, including having peace, dignity, and prosperity for all?
  8. Explain how you would accomplish the socio-economic integration of the United States with other countries. What would be the method? What would be the obstacles? What type (s) of free trade agreements would better respect the current stages of economic development of other countries? Is the level of economic and social development of the United States similar to that of other developed and neighboring countries? How do you know it? What type of socio-economic indicators would you use to measure the similarities and the differences in economic, power structure, health, education, and social development among countries? Why would this knowledge be important to the foreign policy of the United States? What do you think about the Millennium Development Goals of 2015? Why do you think that achieving these development goals would be a high priority to achieve peace, dignity, and prosperity for all nations?
  9. Explain which countries in your opinion threaten the political, social, and economic development of the United States and why? What would you do to deal with these countries? What messages would you give them? Who would be our allies?
  10. Articulate to the American people what lessons have we learned from the September 11 attacks and whether the real motive for the attacks was because the Arab world hates our values and our way of life. If your answer is affirmative, please differentiate whether it is the government or the citizens of these Arab countries that hate us and why.
  11. Explain why a great part of the world consider the United States to be a menace to world peace, in light of what the United States has initiated or supported in Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Sudan, Yemen, Egypt, Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Turkey among other countries.
  1. Explain the relationship, if any, between the so-called “campaign of hatred” in the Arab world and the foreign policy of the United States in Israel-Palestine and in Iraq where the United States has supported for about 60 years the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
  2. Explain the meaning of the words expressed by Yehoshafat Harbaki, former director of the Israeli military intelligence when he stated that “to offer an honorable solution to the Palestinians, respecting their rights to self-determination: this is the solution to the problem of When the swamp disappears there will be no more mosquitos.”
  3. Explain if you believe or not that the United States controls the world by In what circumstances the United States should go to war? How can the United States minimize the threat of war to other countries?
  4. Explain, if you believe is true, why a functional democracy in the Middle East would lead to inconsistent results with the American goal of reinforcing its dominance in this region.
  5. Do you admit or not that the “preventive war” declared by the National Security Strategy of the United States is a “supreme crime” condemned in Nuremberg.
  6. Explain whether you agree or not with Ami Ayalon, former director of the General National Security Service of Israel (Shabak, Shin, Bet), who stated that “the people that want the victory against terrorism without addressing the grievances that behind want a war without an end.
  7. If you become the president, would you take more stringent measures against the militarization of space and the use of toxic gases and a bacteriological war as the Geneva Protocol of1925 through the Disarmament and International Security of the UN unanimously approved in 2002 but with the abstentions of the United States and Israel?
  8. Do you agree when the Disarmament Committee of the United Nations voted 147 to 1 in favor of the 2004 Treaty to Ban the Production of Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons and Other Nuclear Explosive Devices (the FMCT) which the United States rejected?
  9. If you become the new president would you continue sharing the costs of the war with other nations with regard to Iraq and Afghanistan but no the power? Would you release the power of controlling Iraq and Afghanistan to the UN and the Iraqi people? If not, why not?
  10. Explain why history has shown that violence is a powerful instrument of control but that the dilemmas of domination are not trivial.
  11. Explain why invading armies have not rights but only responsibilities.
  12. Explain whether you agree or not that the probability of a political settlement between Israel and Palestine, and the possibility that people that live in the region have a decent life depend entirely on the United States.
  13. Explain why for the United States, countries such as Cuba and now Venezuela have been the principal preoccupation in the hemisphere?
  14. The General Assembly of the UN has voted repeatedly to end the embargo against Cuba imposed by the United States with a resolution vote of 182 to As the next president of the United States would you continue to reaffirm the embargo against Cuba despite the fact that the U.S. and Cuba have established new relations?
  15. Explain how might the security and competitiveness of the United States be affected by not having enough qualified personnel in your embassies around the world? What should be the role of the State Department in the achievement of peace, dignity, and prosperity for the United States and others? What should be the new profile of your country diplomat?
  16. Explain how the competitiveness of the United States could be adversely affected if the president does not govern the country as a system.
  17. Explain what type of non-violent policies and international covenants you would institute that will make the United States be more respected in the world? What countries do you think would help us to achieve these noble aims?
  18. Explain what measures would you take against other countries that do not give free access to their markets but enjoy free access to ours? What measures can be used for the countries that defame the image of other countries abroad?
  19. Explain the differences, if any, between being a developing and an emerging country.
  20. Explain what kind of deterrence, short of another arms build-up, you would use with other countries that have a large military budget and that are considered unfriendly to us.
  21. Explain what lessons of integration the United States can learn from the European Community Do you consider that the EU is the “junior partner” of the United States?
  22. In your opinion is the United States foreign policy aligned with the rest of the world and with the majority of public opinion in the USA?
  23. State if you believe or not that the main reason why Washington occupied Iraq is because of its interest in appropriating Iraq’s resources and reorganize the Middle East according to the United States own interests.
  24. Explain why public opinion (80%) in the United States believes that the government is neither serving the interest of the people nor the interest of society as a whole.
  25. Do you agree that the war of aggression is the worse international crime?
  26. Assess if the “promotion of democracy” in the Middle East has been successful. If not, why not?

 Key Questions on Industrial and Economic Policies

  1. Explain what the goal (s) of economic development is all about
  2. Explain the difference between producing for the market versus producing to fulfill human needs.
  3. In your opinion what type of business practices and business models are responsible for climate change? Explain what alternative business models would you favor that can take care of the environment and keep the economy going at the same time.
  4. Explain the meaning of adopting a new ecological socio-economic development philosophy/policies for all the regions of the United States. What government agencies would be better qualified to lead the change and what economic groups would oppose them?
  5. Explain what it means to have an industrial policy in the United States? What economic-industrial model would you use that you believe would be adequate to apply to America and why?
  6. Explain what industrial sectors of the United States were responsible for the past economic growth and whether you believe that this growth can be replicated today and be sustainable and egalitarian in the future as well.
  7. Explain the contributions of Dr. Hernando de Soto to the creation of wealth in development Do you believe as he does that no nation can have a strong market economy without adequate participation in an information framework that records ownership of property and other economic activities?
  8. Are you in agreement with recent reports by Harvard’s Michael Porter on the state of the competitiveness of the United States? If you are not, please explain the reason.
  9. Explain the differences between competing based on basic factors of production, versus competing based on investment and innovation.
  10. Explain what government policies would be useful or necessary to implement so that local companies in the United States can have an international focus.
  11. Explain the consequences (if there are any) negative or positive for the United States, when the government institute export-oriented policies without having saturated the internal market
  12. Explain under what conditions the internal market saturation of a product or service in any country is damaging or beneficial for the industry.
  13. Explain the role of the factors of production in the competitive advantage of a nation.
  14. Explain the ideal role that businesses (owners, managers, employees, and other stakeholders) should play in the competitive advantage of their firms and of the United States.
  15. Explain the role national demand (purchasing power) plays in the competitive advantage of the United States and what type of national demand affects better the quality and competitiveness of the products and services produced by a nation (supply).
  16. Explain the role that conglomerates or clusters of related industries situated in a particular geographical region play in the competitiveness of a country.
  17. Explain the role of the state in the regional and national competitiveness of the United States.
  18. Explain why the most competitive industries of a nation are concentrated in specific geographical regions of the country.
  19. Explain the role that innovation plays in the competitiveness of a region.
  20. Explain industrial competition based on price and one based on Can we have both?
  21. Explain what type of business environment promotes innovation in your country.
  22. Explain why the Argentine economic model of 2003-2004 collapsed and what lessons can be learned from the Argentine experiment? Why did the Washington Consensus fail in Latin America?
  23. Explain why Latino America has the worst record of socio-economic inequality than East Asia.
  24. Explain if you believe that the real enemy of the United States has been independent nationalism, especially when it threatens to become a “contagious example” for other nations.
  25. Explain the consequences (good or bad) to have an exchange rate at a par with the dollar.
  26. Explain the meaning of stable macroeconomics and of competitive microeconomics for the socio-economic development of the United States.
  27. Explain why a stable macroeconomic system is not sufficient to achieve the creation of new jobs?
  28. Explain why the investments in physical infrastructure and in education alone are not sufficient for the economic development of any country.
  29. Explain some key reasons for the industrial transformation of Japan and its quality-driven influence on the entire world. Explain the contributions of Dr. Edwards Deming and other makers of the industrial revolution of Japan and what lessons can be learned of the initial Japanese industrial miracle for the United States.
  30. Explain the role that adversity plays in the competitiveness of nations.
  31. Explain why countries that do not possess abundant natural resources are the ones that have developed more in this new economic era. Explain why countries with abundant natural resources are not the most competitive in the world
  32. Explain why the free “laissez-faire” market model (minimum intervention of the state in the competitiveness of a country) has not been successful in the majority of the developing world that had adopted free-market policies. What alternative market models would you suggest so that these countries can grow integrally? Did the United States capitalist system develop without the intervention of the state? If it did, develop without the state intervention, please explain the process.
  33. Explain what are the main concerns and criticism about the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

Key Questions about Labor

  1. How can we prevent the corporate use of sweatshop labor without hurting those dependent on the income?
  2. Does the outsourcing of jobs empower poorer nations or exploit them?
  3. What role can unions play in reducing corporate harm? Should they be more involved in the political process? Should we be encouraging more employee groups to unionize?
  4. Are workers’ rights adequate to ensure their safety and prosperity? Are there changes to the labor code and laws that you would make?
  5. What’s the minimum wage in your area? Is it livable?
  6. Are there any industries or companies you would cite as particularly egregious in their treatment of employees and violation of labor laws? Are you aware of any campaigns in your area to fight their control?

 Key Questions about Selling the Commons

  1. Who should make the decisions about ownership of the “commons” and how?
  2. Consider natural resources (water, land, air, food, ) and citizen services (education, health, media, police, etc.). How should they be managed and maintained?
  3. Should there be an outright ban on the patenting of genes and/or life forms? What other limits would you put on patents? What do your country’s patent laws are created and implemented?
  4. Consider the human gene pool, something that transcends national What kind of international collective would you form to manage this resource?
  5. What ideas do you have for combating the growing agricultural biotech industry and the proliferation of genetically modified foods in stores without our knowledge? Are labeling and more organic options all that’s required?

 Key Questions on Education

  1. Explain why privilege represents an opportunity, and in what manner these opportunities imply moral responsibilities.
  2. Explain what should be the main role of intellectuals. Explain the difference between intellectuals oriented towards “values” and intellectuals oriented towards politics and technocracy.
  3. Explain the relationship (if exists) among industry, education, and government to influence national competitiveness in the United States. Who would be the clients and beneficiaries of the education system and who would be the clients and beneficiaries of industry and of sound and egalitarian government policies?
  4. Explain the meaning of having quality education in America and what should be the educational profile of the new student and teacher in the United States.
  5. Explain, if this is true for the United States, the reasons for the deterioration of the educational system.
  6. Would you agree that investment in education alone does not have a correlation with the economic development of a country? Why do we have some of the most educated workers in the United States that are unemployed or underemployed?
  7. Explain what type of government policies in the United States encourages the love for the country and the care for the environment. Explain what kind of education would better respect the multiple talents and intelligence that children possess?
  8. Explain what type of knowledge and know-how would be more prominent to teach in the United States to promote a more advanced level of educational development.
  9. Explain why it is necessary that the teacher and the principals of schools be better qualified in this new economic era. What type of administrative-managerial know-how would be needed in the United States public schools so that our students can have a quality education?
  10. Explain what intelligence is and the different types of intelligence that exist in each child. What kind of educational policies and pedagogical practices would better encourage the growth of the diverse intelligence that students possess? How would you set up policies so that teachers demonstrate these new concepts in different regions of your country? What types of dexterities our students in the public education sector possess at this moment that would be not relevant for this new economic and social era?
  11. Explain the difference between “intelligent design” (creationism) versus Can creationism (intelligent design) put aside overwhelming evidence about themes of supreme importance for the world and the United States about global warming?
  12. Is the solution to the educational problems in the United States of a monetary-compensation nature alone or would you consider other factors as well? Explain the role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the educational achievement of our teachers and students and whether this motivation can be beneficially extrapolated to the workforce in America.
  1. Explain how the states can better negotiate with the teacher’s unions in the United States so that the government and the states can embark on the optimization of the educational system but without "throwing the towel"
  2. Explain the relationship (if there is any) between information and knowledge and do you know the differences?
  3. Explain what you can do so that the government and the private sector in the United States work together towards the improvement of the educational Give a convincing argument about why the private and the public sector should work together in the public educational system in America.

 

 

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