Re: Re: What is the world's biggest challenge in the coming decade?

Energy, education, health - all of these are huge issues. Perhaps as a compoent of health we can include food or nutrition as well. Fundamentally, I believe that all of these issues involve or are controlled by economics, and I see a significant shift occurring that raises great concern.

These resources to date have been governed by the American system of capitalism, but how might this change if America's position in the world shifts economically?

How will the world treat America if it is not the world's greatest economic superpower anymore? Who and how will humanity govern its allocation of resources if America cannot enforce the rules of the game?

I worry that as our foreign trade deficits mount, domestic spending to fight terrorism, and the huge social securty deficit becomes exposed how will America be able to control or at least serve to provide a structure of stability in tomorrow's world?

As our political leadership fails to reveal these concerns, what will happen?

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