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The astonishing decline of America


How to go from respected sole world superpower to dangerous third world nation in just a couple of generations

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"...societies, as often as not, arenít murdered. They commit suicide: they slit their wrists and then, in the course of many decades, stand by passively and watch themselves bleed to death."

-- THE VANISHING by MALCOLM GLADWELL; 2005-01-03 issue; published to the internet 2004-12-27; newyorker.com

"Adam Smith....pointed out that a major goal of business is to deceive and oppress the public."

-- seedmagazine.com; September 6, 2006

Pick a category below for comparison of the USA today and tomorrow to both the developed world and developing (third world) nations:

Economic security Health security Corruption Population health status/trends
Widespread consumer access to state-of-the-art technologies

Economic efficiency and freedom

Technological Expertise Equality of income opportunity/distribution

Equality of distribution of wealth/assets Citizen happiness and satisfaction

Educational opportunity and quality Voting/election validity/credibility/fairness
Cross-cultural access/openness/creativity Total tax burden distribution

Environmental safety and security Poverty and the plight of the worst off in the society
Nationalism/patriotism, science/technology versus religion and mysticism Justice

Global credibility and respect Personal, political, and religious security; surveillance burden
Militarism, cultural propensity towards violence and aggression


This page compares the America of today and tomorrow to other nations, rather than focusing on the actual reasons for America's awful downward slide. To learn more about those, there's the links below:

How to get rich in America REFERENCE

They own you and all your property too

Things only Americans worry about

America's de facto domestic and foreign policies of artificial scarcity and institutionalized poverty, Part One and Part Two

The enormous hidden costs to society of 'right-wing' political governance

What the rich do with their astonishing freedom from taxes (or, why we can't afford for the rich to pay higher taxes)

All text above not explicitly authored by others copyright © 2004-2008 by J.R. Mooneyham. All rights reserved.