Comments on: America‚Äôs relative rise http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: niblick3 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/#comment-635 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 02:39:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=704#comment-635 Gee, have you reviewed the number of people on food stamps or the lowest employment participation rate since the 70’s, or China replacing the dollar’s international currency status with its own agreements with India, Japan, Australia and others. Opec accepting gold instead of dollars for oil.

You need to look around a little if you think our status in the world is not declining.

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By: brazil_83 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/#comment-634 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:38:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=704#comment-634 Trying to understand why making 10M+ illegal aliens (IAs) citizens helps. How many unemployed does the US have? Over 10M, right? Why can’t they do the jobs currently being done by theIAs? Because they don’t pay enough and/or poor working conditions. What happens when the current IAs become citizens and they no longer need to work under those conditions? Will we bring in 10M more? The obvious answer is the jobs in questions need to pay a rate that attracts legal US citz. Should a strawberry picker make more than a CPA? Perhaps. Let the market decide. Arguments that we need more people or that we need to grow the economy are so far away from reality – what you are saying is we need to figure out how to dig things up faster and turn them into garbage, carbon, mercury….and all the other things we are running out of space for. We need to make things better; not bigger. GDP growth is a measure of how fast your slice of the pie is getting smaller – look at wages. Want wages to go down, bring in more workers! How do we deal with the current IAs. Enforce the 2ndary border – the employer-employee interface.

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By: Andao http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/#comment-633 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:33:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=704#comment-633 Another point of optimism I would add is the success of the US federal system of governance. So even while many rust belt states are suffering from bad policy and economies that aren’t productive, the sunbelt states have been able to introduce innovative policies that help pull us back up. Some of those policies might work, and some might be disasters. But compare this to other countries that have no way to experiment like this, and I’d say our system is better and more adaptive.

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/#comment-632 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:10:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=704#comment-632 YEAH, Saudi Arabia also has the same type of recovery, but it only benefits a few.
The US is in decline. We will not become a poor country, but we will lose our power. We are just too stretched thin.

And has everybody forgotten, we a practically bankrupt. We have too much debt.
But as Cheney said it best “Deficits don’t matter”………..

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/#comment-631 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:34:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=704#comment-631 Please, sir, send me some of your rose-colored glasses or the wacky-tobacky you are smoking. Better yet, get out of your ivory tower and talk to the 60% of middle-class people who have lost their jobs, being replaced with a 58% INCREASE in lower-paying jobs.

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By: bryanX http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/#comment-630 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:08:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=704#comment-630 mm hm

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/04/19/americas-relative-rise/#comment-629 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:29:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=704#comment-629 Some people do well, because the have education and real skills and continue to educate themselves constantly. Others assume that the guidance they get from media sources such as newspapers is correct. However, it is really just brainwash. You’ll be fine with an true education and thinking for yourself. Depend on others for your thoughts and opinions and you’ll always be the victim. The american decline will continue until we require real education and not just compliance and comformity.

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