Skip to comments.Why ageing China won’t overtake the US economy as the world’s biggest – now or in the future
Posted on 03/28/2019 5:11:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
click here to read article
Demographics ultimately determines the winners and losers in history and today’s world.
My read is that economies like China’s continue to grow only as long as Americans buy more and more of their stuff. That ceases to work when their economy begins to grow larger than America’s.
They could, in principle, continue growing, if they transformed themselves into another America, but I don’t think they want to. Celebrating personal initiative and individual liberty is just a bridge too far for them.
China’s biggest obstacle is its communist government.
I agree. China has grown by providing slave labor for the West, manipulating trade, and stealing intellectual property. That can’t last forever, and with Trump it may already be over.
and why is Africa still in the Stone age ?
Look at the map on the page and note Africa. It is kind of self evident though it just can not be said out loud.
> and why is Africa still in the Stone age? <
Much of the problem is due to national boundaries. Those boundaries were drawn by the Europeans. There was no concern for tribal boundaries. Different tribes were thrown together in the same nation.
Consider this. Suppose that back in 1900 some great power had formed a country in eastern Europe. And suppose that this country was 1/3 Russian, 1/3 Polish, and 1/3 Prussian. That country would be a mess. A total, ongoing mess.
That’s exactly what happened in Africa.
On the other hand, we have a higher birthrate, but also immigration, which China will never have. We can stay younger than China for the foreseeable future.
You nailed it...
My lovely wife is from China, from being the key operative word. She is in the process of becoming a citizen of the United States. She doesnt understand how people here can support DemocRATS, she grew up hearing this crap day in and day out from the Chinese government.
I still remember as a kid that Japan would overtake the US. Same time I heard Russia would nuke the US. Same time I heard L.A would be underwater by 1998.
The US is the supreme superpower. The country at 200 plus years is still young by empire standards...
Yeah, us old people never come up with wortnhwhiile new ideas!’
Still,the Chins dynamica are not encouragnig.
They have 4 times as many people. Of course they will surpass us on TOTAL GDP. But on PER CAPITA GDP, no. Not unless they reduce their population considerably.
good point @ post 8
Tribalism is a nation killer.
Yes, but if we do not get control of our debt and spending we will become a poor nation with a lot more problems than we have now.
The other announcer said something to this effect:
"I don't believe that's true. I think OUR Japanese are better than THEIR Japanese."
Sure enough, Kristi Yamaguchi -- an American of Japanese descent -- won the gold medal.
And Japan has never caught up to us after all. Go figure.
Killing a generation of women has consequences? Who knew?
We have enough stupid people here, why are we importing them. We should be importing people from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, etc.)
If we want to stay on top, we need smart people not idiots, morons, and imbeciles.
Your wife has lived it.
our home grown communists have learned from book- two separate experiences.
You wife knows the outcome- the home grown ones need to learn the outcome.
Problem is they will drag the rest of the country down as well- bunch dumbasses
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.