My answer to When was American great again?
Answer by Ken Larson:
The U.S. Greatness has not diminished. It evolved to its leadership role during the Industrial Revolution and was mobilized during World War II. It continues to lead the world today in trade, technology and security.
Even though written in 2011, the above graphic and the associated metrics at "The Economist" linked below leave no doubt with regard to the future potential of the US economy.
We believe Mr. Zakaria's Time Magazine article , "How to Restore the American Dream" continued to be spot on, in spite of it, too being written in 2010. The world economy has continued to evolve. It is an interesting analysis and positive future forecast. The link to the article is below:
Mr. Zakaria addresses how the US is adapting to the "New Normal", which has substantially redefined the American Dream.
When the US ceased being an industrial giant it switched to consumerism and high technology to replace the missing base.
The challenge resulting from that transition has been in leaving the American worker behind and with corporations that are operating globally on a supply and demand basis responding to shifts in demographics, economics and the resulting markets.
In essence the US is climbing on the world economic train as individuals, businesses and as a government and joining those who are on board and leaving the station.
It is requiring a shift in thinking, an emphasis on education, diversity enhancement, strong doses of American ingenuity and hard work.
We are en route to making these adjustments and our position in the global economy will be secured by them.