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Tonight revealing the number of Americans working in science and technology declined.
For the first time since 1950.
Joining us now.
For more on how we can restore jobs growth prosperity.
And deal with this latest disturbing trend is -- Steagall former president and CEO of Verizon Wireless also author of the book managers can you hear me now.
Our -- lessons on how to get real results than good to see -- it's my pleasure let let.
Before we get to the issue of science and engineering jobs.
In this country Google.
FaceBook it at what point does this not become -- this looks like -- simple power play against individual consumers by two massive.
Corporation -- -- -- the issue that that Google now faces.
If they hold their customers.
That they weren't going to do something that in fact they are doing.
They have eight PR nightmare on their hands.
They have said that they were not collecting personal data well -- that's hard to convince the public.
What data were you track.
So -- I -- and that is what you are doing what the world -- -- big then this is a huge PR nightmare on top of that.
They committed to the FTC.
Not to the Federal Trade Commission not long ago that they would not misrepresent.
Well they're both firms have done so in the past.
FaceBook is becoming -- of this of the worst kind.
-- basically saying to its users go to hell we're gonna do what we want the -- the privacy constraints.
We'll decide what they limits our how populist.
Ignore Lou I don't care what business FaceBook Google.
If in fact they have misled their public -- -- a huge breach.
I write about it -- in my book about the importance of integrity.
And it is he integrity that builds trust -- trust that keep customers buying from you over and over again without that.
Sooner or later you lose your costs.
I'll lose customers at the same time is that there is a role for government and regulation one would think.
This would be the place where you would hear from the Obama administration's.
I mean this is invasive beyond -- but if there's a place for for regulation and for rules this is -- now let's turn to this is dramatic report in 2000 the scientific field five point 3% of the labor force.
It's now down to four point 9% that's -- first decline since 1950.
Just how concerned are you by that trend.
-- I I am very concerned.
First of what what is happening.
In our homes is parents are not stressing core education.
English history math and science secondly.
In our secondary school system we're not teaching at the way we used to teach it.
In fact it is very difficult today to find good science and math teachers there's there is a pay huge shortage.
On top of that as we graduate.
Students from -- -- today in engineering and science programs 70% of them are foreign born.
And many of them at the end of their college education.
Leave our country and return for greater opportunity overseas.
And and the very idea of that.
That there is no public policy.
Initiative emanating from -- this White House are as far as I know anyone of these candidates seeking to replace President Obama.
Is it -- -- and -- where where does this leave us it it is.
Our scientific community and our engineers.
That we need innovation in this country.
Without scientists and with our engineers.
Are are indeed lags by the way we're not spending enough and -- -- our country.
Do in some -- in some parts of the economic downturn that we've had.
But we're warm we're missing the boat here where we're missing future innovation future new product launches and we are handing over.
To our overseas competitors.
Minister thank you very much for being very nice I do -- -- will oversee your Verizon.
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