How Long Will America Lead the World?

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    Interesting article. Brings to mind Tom Freedman's book The World is Flat.

    How Long Will America Lead the World?
    By Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek
    June 12, 2006 Issue

    The United States is still the dominant force in technology, innovation, productivity and profits. But Americans don't quite realize how fast the rest of the world is catching up.

    http://www.fareedzakaria.com/articles/articles.html
     
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    I disagree with him that Americans are not 'scared' enough, take a look at all the discussions on outsourced jobs. :laugh: Trust me, someone is working on the next new tech industry, which replaced 'service industry', which replaced manufacturing, which replaced agriculture, etc.
     
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    It doesn't look good. The IT industry was outsourced because corporate leaders were too intimidated by white nerds who were smarter than them and whom they couldn't control with visas.

    The plan to destroy america was begun in earnest the day we decided to give china favored nation status. Our leaders are selling our ports to muslims and destroying our borders. Sayonara, baby, it was a good ride. All hail the new world order, a new age is dawning. Annuit Coeptis novus ordo seclorum.
     
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    Agreed---Unless the Americans want to save it with a strong dose of nationalism, it's a goner.
     
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    oh no, not the N-word.
     
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    Ya--sorry but it's America in my book. An America without a strong sense of national pride may as well kiss itself goodbye. Lets see how a candidate that runs on an "America First" policy does. People would come out of the woodwork to vote for him/her.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    The Left feels ashamed we are the best place to live on the planet. They want to dumb-down america, so it's not so great. They want the world to be a level playing field.

    Fockers.
     
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    Yeah. I'd like to meet 'em .... in a dark alley!:teeth:
     
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    Chin up folks. Don't forget that the American spirit is renewed with each generation. It is our freedom and flexibility as a society that gives cause for great confidence that our best days are yet to come. Our country has gone through these cycles in the past and come out on top. I'm not pearing at the future through rose colored glasses. There are always hard choices to be made. Other nations, such as China or India may well in the future boast economies the equal to or perhaps greater than out own. But remember it is OUR MODEL they are following. It is OUR MODEL that has and will eventually liberate their people from economic and political privation. I have a great belief in this nation. We will turn back the nihilistic hedonism and vapid belief systems of the left. The socialists will be defeated. Once the lefts notion of an all powerful, all controlling government has been vanquished the spirit of freedom and entrepreneurialism will be free to flourish again!!!!
     

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