Here in FT’s magazine, by Edward Luce. At one level, it’s overly simplistic because Luce is trying to make a point–namely that the US is in decline across multiple dimensions. The truth is, and to be fair Luce acknowledges this point, this country remains a leader in many areas. But the piece makes many excellent points, particularly with regards to the political paralysis that I’ve blogged about recently.
But America has been at such a point before (think 1861 or 1968). Historically, it has shown an ability to renew itself at many decisive points and frankly the society is too complex to forecast any particular outcome with any degree of certainty.
In my own travels I have been impressed with how much innovation and creativity remains here in America. And further, the increasing productivity of humans may not be zero sum.