Keynoter Mandelbaum says U.S. needs to invest to survive

NEW ORLEANS – Here at the WorkBoat Executive Summit, attendees heard from noted author and professor Michael Mandelbaum, author of the recent book “That Used to Be Us,” with Thomas Friedman, which was distributed to everyone at registration. In his keynote address, Mandelbaum outlined a number of steps that the United States needs to take in order to regain its top standing in the world at large and stave off its current decline.

High among those steps are making investments, he said, in infrastructure, alternative energy sources, and education – all topics that are germane to the workboat industry. Following up on these topics, editor David Krapf interviewed Mandelbaum about how these topics might affect the industry specifically. You can see the entire interview in the following video:


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