Has America Lost Her Greatness?
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Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World  Ian Bremmer

                   Editor's Ramblings from Walter Antoniotti's

1) Human Failures

What This Means

The Political Side of the Story  

Middle East Wars cost 4-6 trillion dollars

Less Nondiscretionary spending

Discretionary down from 50% to 33% hurting these citizens2.
NAFTA moved 700,000 jobs to Mexico

Displaced workers increased supply lowers other wages

Trade Adjustment Assistance only helped younger worker a little and provided politicians with answers for voters and educators with revenue.
Rights violations have mounted after 9/11

Both US and Foreigners violated.

Voters fear means government and median have a new revenue source,
Education spending helps our best academic students and educators. Many blacks and whites males effected Politicians and educators don't explain the Changing Education Paradigms.

2) Lost World Prestige

What This Means

The Political Side of the Story

World respect down dramatically since Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan
plus we let Syria use Gas and use drones to kill civilians.

Cooperation and compromise
will be lessened

Some would argue we won the cold war, Western Europe's wouldn't  form a coalition to solve Syria, and the fact that many Americans do not want to be the world' policeman but to spend at home.
Impotence of Vietnam Syndrome which disappeared after Gulf 1
is back and the US can't lead the world to a brighter future.

Worlds doesn't trust U.S. to help and protect them.

Would some want to concentrate on America's Problems
Failed nation building in Somalia where an embryonic Al Qaeda hurt.

Russia again challenges in Eastern Europe with oil revenue and a
leader bring back Russia's self confidence.
 

Supporting NATO expansion after the Reagan Gorbachev detente was too much for a nation that lost 22 million people in WW2.
China now challenges the US in Southeast Asia. Is more effort from Japan and South Korea needed?
9/11 showed U.S. Domestic weakness.

U.S has a new major enemy

Europe, Russia, Asia should be primary battleground, we should join them. 
America's education is not meeting the needs of many.

Future of America's middle class
is in doubt.

Jobs Disappeared and education did not consider her Leaders Educational Advise or consider Leaders Educational Observations Throughout History.
     

3) Economic Strengths

What This Means

The Political Side of the Story

U.S. per capita GDP eight times greater than China’s
 

Economy lets U.S. do a of good stuff

China's economy almost equal in US meaning  really high military spending makes her  problematic.

World’s largest exporter of goods and services and food

Business competes successfully

US still subsidizes agriculture. See  Government Agriculture Subsidies

American Entrepreneurialism thinks next not last accomplishments

US usually leads world advancement

Profits have made the top tenth of one percent very wealthy with little increase in their average tax rate.

Deep and efficient capital markets allow a dynamic economy.
 

New stuff "Fracking" financed quickly  and efficiently

Some would question financial market stability. 
See
Economic Normality 1945 2015

Technology innovation is second to none

Good jobs and profit abound

Dearth of Middle Class Jobs and Stagnate Middle Class Income

US has largest eight tech companies by capitalization
 

America Voters
Will Determine
Their Future

Successful companies mean little if the World Changed and Good Jobs Disappeared

American companies are “leading the way” in  breakout technologies like 3D manufacturing, artificial intelligence, Nano technology, cloud computing, robotics, big data, advanced material science ...

These technologies have made Educating the Class of 2034 difficult.

465 billion dollars in US RD spend for 2014 was 30% of the world total will lead to future US strength

It better as Entitlements are under funded, we need to
improve Child and Youth Well-Being  deal with the Federal Deficit,
settle
Poverty Controversies and end Politics Being About the Money
.

Demographics are favorable in an aging world as US median age in 2o5o will be 40.6 and China's 46.3.

Seventeen of the top twenty universities are in the U.S.
but forty percent being foreign national is a problem

Education best serves our Best who get the Best

Some would say the US schools are too dependent on foreign students and are not serving many deserving young people.

Discretionary Spending2.

President's Proposed Discretionary Spending

Only Best Academic Students1

 

Didn't Finish HS ids Worse and Testing is the Cause. walter