What is our vision for the future?

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    Policies are a means to an end. In the US policies are often used to attract a voting constituency, but what are we trying to create?

    India has a vision to become a leading global exporter.
    indiabudget.nic.in/es2011-12/echap-14.pdf

    China wants to become a high tech nation.
    Lateline - 02/07/2012: China sets manufacturing standards higher

    Russia sees itself becoming a center for energy and natural resources: an “energy superpower”.
    MIT CIS: Editors' Picks: Audit

    Some countries in Africa see their future as world-class manufacturing and service centers
    The hopeful continent: Africa rising | The Economist

    Policies are being enacted in such countries to attain these goals. Each recognize their own strengths and are working to develop these in order to create a sustainable advantage for their respective countries.

    Another challenge for us is that emerging market countries are already poised to surpass the GDP of developed nations: “According to Euromonitor International, 2012 will be the year when emerging market economies surpass developed economies in terms of GDP measured at purchasing power parity (PPP)”.
    Special Report: Rebalancing Economic Power to Emerging Markets - Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International

    Whether we like or not, no other country is going to sit around the campfire with us, hold hands and sing "Kumbaya". It's not because we are the “disliked” USA. To be fair, they wouldn't do it with another country either. In fact try to name one country that is competing economically on the world market and that wouldn't put its own economic interests above that of another country – you can't - perhaps shocking, but all too true.

    The US was once a manufacturing powerhouse, which employed a large percentage of the population. Although we still have great manufacturing power, employment has been lost to automation and overseas suppliers.

    Another pillar of our strength was in our power to consume. Disposable income and personal credit made us the most desired market for foreign companies. But our ability to purchase is weakening and some see our losing that role.

    How will we compete? What jobs will this bring. What is our vision for the future?
     
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    Our golden age is past and we will continue on a slow decline for at least another decade.
     
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    Our vision is to dominate the world with toothpaste, cigarettes, and crappy Hollywood movies.
     
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    I wish we would have the same goals as china. One of science and sound economics. Not saying China has sound economics, but that's something we must strive for.

    Keep the government away from our freedoms.
     
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    We did have those goals, then we got spoiled, lazy and religious.
     
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    The commie central planning model?

    Like that has ever worked.
     
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    We export the most porn now.
     
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    Bullshit, We are choosing to let our Golden Age end, but we lack leaders with Balls like the Ones that Created our Golden age in the First place.
     
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    Politically correct nadless leaders.
     
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