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    While the United States has many domestic problems, America is not an empire in decline like ancient Rome, which had no growth in productivity and suffered from bloody civil wars. Thanks to immigration, we are the only major developed country that will not experience a demographic decline by midcentury; our dependence on energy imports is decreasing rather than rising; we are at the forefront of the major technologies (bio-, nano-, information) that will shape this century; and our universities dominate in international rankings. Campaign rhetoric notwithstanding, we are not a pitiful giant in absolute decline.

    The United States is not about to be overtaken in overall power by another state. Europe lacks unity. Russia is suffering demographic and economic decline. India is growing at an impressive rate, but its $2 trillion economy is one-ninth the size of the United States’s. (The ratio is similar for Brazil and Russia.) The only possible challenger among the “BRICS” is China, a $10 trillion economy (compared to our $18 trillion), growing at something like 6 percent a year.

    http://democracyjournal.org/magazine...-world-are-we/

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    Trump is/will be your down fall. The whole world is trying to tell you this and yet......
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    Your envy is warranted

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    not envy rw, more like pathos and fear for the free world.
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    Your need to hide your envy is understandable

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    again my friend, i think you have envy confused with other emotions of the world
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    Your envy is warranted

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    wow RW, what the hell happened to you?
    You used to be the second most intelligent person on this board and ALWAYS the best debater. I feel like I'm being cheated with your repetitiveness and court jester responses.
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    I'm the most intelligent person here, let's not kid ourselves.

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    Trump, is that you??
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    He wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    I'm the most intelligent person here
    Spoken like a true Republican!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    While the United States has many domestic problems, America is not an empire in decline like ancient Rome, which had no growth in productivity and suffered from bloody civil wars. Thanks to immigration, we are the only major developed country that will not experience a demographic decline by midcentury; our dependence on energy imports is decreasing rather than rising; we are at the forefront of the major technologies (bio-, nano-, information) that will shape this century; and our universities dominate in international rankings. Campaign rhetoric notwithstanding, we are not a pitiful giant in absolute decline.

    The United States is not about to be overtaken in overall power by another state. Europe lacks unity. Russia is suffering demographic and economic decline. India is growing at an impressive rate, but its $2 trillion economy is one-ninth the size of the United States’s. (The ratio is similar for Brazil and Russia.) The only possible challenger among the “BRICS” is China, a $10 trillion economy (compared to our $18 trillion), growing at something like 6 percent a year.

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    It doesn't infer that at all. Decline would happen over decades. No one president could take blame for it.

    But, the decline is not happening, so it's a moot point.

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    Denial is the first hurdle of a junkie/addict.
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    Well, looking back at your rebuttals made against the points made in the article, I'd have to say ...

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    I guess the US can take out a loan from El Chapo, seeing as how they made him so rich and powerful anyways.
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    Your envy is showing again

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    your seedy underbelly is showing.
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    I win

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