Has America Lost Her Economic Greatness
Source Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World  Ian Bremmer
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US Economy Dominates According to Political Economist by Ian Bremmer

U.S. Dominates With
Eight Largest Tech Companies

World’s Largest Exporter
of goods, services, food

High Per Capita GDP 
eight times China’s

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

Why US Dominates? Entrepreneurial Culture

Deep and Efficient Capital Markets required for a dynamic economy

Technology Innovation Tops
because the 465 billion dollars of RD in 2014 was 30% of world's total spending. US future is bright

Innovation example Our once dangerous dependence on foreign oil has disappeared thank as US companies reinvented how hydro carbon is produce with franking. This launched a global energy revolution with lasting global implications. Natural gas prices have recently dropped dramatically, by 2020U.S. could be world's largest producer.

Editor's Note: An unintended consequence of this dominance is Oligopoly Power.
Elizabeth Warren’s thinks Oligopoly power has decrease competition which is the foundation of Market System Capitalism.

Source: Superpower:-Three- Choices for America  Role in the World by
Ian Bremmer 
See Capitalism Not to Blame for Perception of Middle-Class Plight





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Leading Where it Counts



Economic Wellbeing Up

All Workers Are Better Off
Market Income + Transfer Payments
 - Federal Taxes In Thousands 

1979 7.7 19.1 26.6 35.7 78.5
1989 7.4 19.3 28.7 40.3 104.3
1999 8.7 22.3 32.7 46.2 139.3
2007 9.3 24.4 36.0 51.4 166.9
  Δ 1.6 5.2 9.4 15.7 88.4
%Δ 21 27 35 44 113

See Economic Wellbeing and Economic Growth


We are Safer 

1960 to 1990 Crime Up 400% then down 50%
Source disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime

Year Crimes/1000 Increase % Change
1960 161     But 1960's Were
a Tough Time.
1970 364 203 126
1980 597 233 64

Long Economic Moderation
Helped Lower Crime.

1990 731 134 22
2000 507 -224 -31
2010 405 -102 -20

Improvement Continued Despite the Great Recession.

2014 376 -29 -7

Better Safety Net 



Poverty is Down

Why is Poverty Controversial?     e-mail the author antonw@ix.netcom.com


Science Continues to Improve Health





Source Child and Youth Well-Being 
See Will Stagnate Median Income Hurt Our Children.htm

We Spend Less On Necessities Source

Americans- Forget How Good They Have It

Household Appliances Cost Per Hour Worked Down 85%  source 
11 Household
Hours Worked
Hours Worked @$3.95 Price
Hours Worked
Washing Machine $210 101 $285 72 $480 24
Refrigerator $350 168 $370 94 $500 25
Coffee Maker $23 11 $37 9 $30 1.5
Vacuum Cleaner $95 46 $90 23 $140 7
Color TV $267 128 $400 101 $250 12
Totals $945 454 1182 299 $1,400 69.5
Percent Decrease     (454 -299)  ÷ 454 =  34% (299 - 69.5) ÷ 299 = 77%
Numbers Rounded    Editor's Note: Since 1957 the cost measured in hours worked has dropped 85%

See Life of American Workers in 1915 from BLS  is quite deplorable and Trans Pacific Partnership Currency Manipulation Trade and Jobs shows a large loss of jobs with not attempt to quantify their value added (wage).


US Produces a Lot

U.S. Real Rich Get Lots of Money

1993 - 2013 berkeley.ed


It's Accumulating

Houses Getting Bigger



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