Forget about the global economy, there really is only one. That is China's. Ours is full of hopes and dreams, but that is about it. Look at the countries that have taken the bread and butter jobs from us. Shoes, clothes, forged products,etc... Are they not the ones harboring terrorists, or other anti US types??? I still say that China is helping North Korea. So in effect, we are helping the bad guys. You want to smother terrorism??? Cut off the funding. There is no reason we can't produce $39 cotton shirts here. No reason we can't make $80 shoes here. No reason we can't make $25 hydraulic jacks,,,, well wait on this one.. The F'n lawyers and their product liability crap... But, you get the drift..