Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What is the future of US economy?

Think back to 1967. The job you have today may not even have existed. The Internet, and all the jobs that have come with it, were decades away. The Detroit automakers were dominant. Quality of life was different, too: The median household income was an inflation-adjusted $40,261, compared with $50,303 in 2008. There were also a hundred million fewer of us; 1967 was the year the U.S. population hit 200 million. We passed the 300 million mark in 2006, and by 2050, there will very likely be more than 400 million Americans. The lifestyle of the average American may change just as much from 2010 to 2050 as it did from 1967 to 2006. The economy will especially undergo change.

I believe that most Americans are already aware that the economy of the United States is slowly collapsing because of huge trade deficits, off shoring of manufacturing jobs, outsourcing of white collar jobs, the ballooning costs of Social Security and Medicare, the faltering housing market, the credit (subprime) crunch, the continuously unbalanced budget, and an exponentially rising national debt. Additionally, I believe that most Americans are aware that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are probably failing and adding even more financial pressures to the economy of the United States of America. Read more....

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