Bill Clinton, in Austin, optimistic about future
Former president upbeat because of emerging democracies, new technology.
Bill Clinton is optimistic about the future and on Wednesday, he had plenty to say about it.
The former president spoke in Austin at Dell Inc.’s Dell World technology show in a joint keynote session with CEO Michael Dell that extended well past the two-hour mark.
Clinton said he is basically optimistic about the future because available technologies can help emerging countries grow faster and new technologies can help the U.S. speed its growth.
He is also upbeat about the move toward democracy in emerging countries, even though that move looks messy at times, as it currently does in Egypt. In addition, he is optimistic because the move toward sustainable energy policies in rich and poor countries creates new jobs.
Clinton said he’s bullish about the U.S. because the nation is younger that Europe and Japan and probably will become younger than China in the foreseeable future, if that country doesn’t change its “one-child” policy.
“And if we get smarter about immigration reform, we will