Comments on: The Europeanization of America http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:44:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EthicsIntl http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/#comment-130 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:27:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=92#comment-130 @tmc;
You are absolutely correct in saying ‘…they are just much better at playing the game with the Asians than we are.’
As a European-born American I’ve been doing business in Beijing-Tianjin-Qindao for the last ten years and I see this all the time. Europeans in general are much better at dealing with the Chinese.
Nevertheless, if the present Chinese astronomical real estate bubble bursts, we are all doomed.

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By: AppletreeD http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/#comment-129 Sat, 02 Mar 2013 16:33:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=92#comment-129 I agree with tmc that we have multi level problems. We will not be a Germany in negotiations if our best and brightest are all lawyers (we can cut words but not cost), or government (there’s more money where that came from), instead of a people that can do or build. STEM is not glamorous, but not everyone can wear wingtips and pontificate – someone has to do it and not be living in fantasyland (because I can form the words, it must be doable). We are on a serious decline and I am not seeing our youth as the recovery.

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By: keebo http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/#comment-128 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:39:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=92#comment-128 If europeanization is what is happening then your picture of a democratic party Secretary Of State is appropriate … and John Kerry no less!

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/#comment-127 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:15:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=92#comment-127 Good timing Reuters! First a comparison to Japan, now German. Great articles both.
I think the Germans are in a much better place to compete against Asia than most other western nations. In Deutschland there is a form of national loyalty that differs from others. sometimes good, sometimes bad as history has shown, but there non the less. I forgot who pointed it out recently in the media, but when the Germans go to negotiate with another country for trade, both the government and the corporations go together. It is far more important to most German executives that Germany succeed above all else. Not so in the United States. Our labor hates capital and blames them or government for everything and anything it can. Capitol is obtusely chasing quarterly growth and hates labor as it is their biggest expense, and the government, the real one, the union employees that are the federal, state, and even local governments, care only for their retirement date, predominantly displayed on their cubicle wall.

We’re getting our butts kicked in the global economy at almost every turn. Our own ideologies are being used against us very effectively. We ran the game for so long we forgot how to actually play. Corporate America is so predictable in what it will do in just about any given situation that it cannot hope to win against anyone that is not playing the exact same game we are. And “they” are not. There is more to the issues of America than just economic ones. I don’t think the Germans are embracing “protectionism” ( I hate using that word for it), I think they are just much better at playing the game with the Asians than we are.

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By: meleze http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/#comment-126 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:24:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=92#comment-126 Huge theoretical construction for a Secretary of state who “has been given a a sharp slap in the face” by the Free Syrian Army
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/ 2013/feb/25/syria-john-kerry-problem

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/#comment-125 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:18:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=92#comment-125 @usagadfly,

I’m unable to understand your apparent embrace of such obviously lose-lose change. A nation of parasites will have no middle class.

Without a middle class, tax revenues will plummet. It won’t be pretty, and the misery will start at the bottom and work it’s way up.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/02/25/the-europeanization-of-america/#comment-124 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:39:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=92#comment-124 The US is busily de-euopeanizing its culture, outlook and population. How is it possible to miss this titanic change? While the American State will no doubt continue, its nature is far, far from certain. The elites who have governed for well over a century are fading, and if they do not know this then they are the only ones here who do not. Whatever the outcome, you can be certain it will look far different from what it is today.

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