Tyler Cowen’s vision of a new American Century?

His 4000 word essay in American Interest is here. It’s a pretty positive vision of an american future that would be export-based. Shale gas, MITx courses and robotics all play important roles…along with maturing developing countries that develop a real taste for what we make best. I worry that he doesn’t factor in externals such as climate change, food production ceilings and the propensity for our primate brains to get the best of us. But it’s an important piece and it helps counter the declinist conventional wisdom.