That was a quote from the NYTimes covering a story on the U.S. getting left behind as Europe and Japan just concluded a big trade agreement.
But could it be said in general about the U.S. being left behind in the 21st Century?
Europe at least, and many other post-industrial advanced countries as well, have:
2.High speed Trains
3.Some have better Internet connections
4.Some are starting to surpass the U.S. in college graduates
We have said anything a country does Before January 1, 2020 sets it ahead in economic prosperity in the 21st century. And every day after Jan 1, 2020 without it sets a country further behind. Right now it looks like the U.S. has lots of catching up to do.
The U.S. will remain a world power in the 21st century. But will it be THE world power like we were in the last century? Doubts persist.
Trumpeter Swan is the largest bird in North America by weight. They have increased ten-fold in the last five years in Wisconsin, now you see them all over. A beautiful sight. NineShift photo last month.