Described as “the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century” by former President Bill Clinton, Harold Ford Jr. is immersed in education and the public sphere. Lecturing part time at Michigan’s School of Public Policy, he is also a political analyst. He believes that to remain a global player, America needs to ensure the growth of its entrepreneurial and middle classes. For this to be actualized, government leaders must endorse large and new investments. That, Ford Jr. believes, will culminate in US modernization.