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What Will the World Look Like in 2030?

Big demographic, economic and technological changes are coming — from an aging population in the U.S. and the rise of sub-Saharan Africa as a compelling middle-class market to automation causing “technological unemployment,” according to Wharton management professor Mauro Guillen.

In his new book, “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything,” Guillen discusses how these changes will affect us in the years to come. During a recent interview on the Wharton Business Daily show on SiriusXM, Guillen noted that while these trends have been gathering pace for years, the pandemic is accelerating many of them. (Listen to the podcast above.) Rising inequality across income, race and gender will demand urgent attention, and government policy making will need to become more innovative to address such challenges. Individual responsibility will play a role, too, in areas such as climate change, he says.

An edited transcript of the conversation follows.

Wharton Business Daily: Why did you write this book?

Mauro Guillen: Everyone sees change everywhere, and I think it’s important to figure out where are we going to be five to 10 years from now. How are consumer markets going to look? It’s extremely important for businesses and also for individuals – as investors, as savers and more generally as citizens – to figure out what the future’s going to look like.

Wharton Business Daily: What role has the pandemic played in that change?

Guillen: The pandemic essentially has two different effects, depending on the trend. One is to accelerate and to intensify some things. For example, consider population aging. Inevitably in a recession, we have fewer babies. The mere postponement of having babies accelerates population aging, so problems related to Social Security and pensions will arrive earlier. Other types of trends get delayed, or even reversed, by something like this. One of them will be the growth of cities, especially in Europe and in the U.S.

“We’re going to have to think very carefully in political terms and in social terms about the implications of further automation, especially in the service sector.”

Wharton Business Daily: North America, Europe and Asia have been vital in the last several decades, but you talk about other areas of the world picking up and having a larger impact in the years ahead.

Guillen: I am very bullish on sub-Saharan Africa because of their demographic dynamism, and because the biggest cities in Africa are growing and creating an expanding middle class. Now, only maybe 15% of the sub-Saharan African population is middle class. But that proportion is growing. That will change the world, because Africa will soon become the second most populous region in the world.

Coming Shifts in Technology

Wharton Business Daily: What significant changes do you see in terms of technology?

Guillen: As a result of the pandemic, technology adoption has been progressing much faster, out of necessity. We’ve been confined to the home, students cannot attend school and so on and so forth. But we also need to watch carefully the new incentives for automation, especially in the service sector, that this public health crisis creates.

We’re going to see more automation. We’re going to see, unfortunately, more technological unemployment. Many other jobs have been lost in the American economy. I don’t think they’re coming back. We’re going to have to think very carefully in political terms and in social terms about the implications of further automation, especially in the service sector.

Wharton Business Daily: Would the increased emphasis on automation also influence policymaking and education?

Guillen: Yes. In terms of policy making, we have to figure out how to retrain people and how to help those people find other jobs. We may have to consider very seriously ideas such as a universal basic income, which you have discussed on your show on several occasions. This used to be a fringe idea, but it’s quickly becoming more mainstream.

Wharton Business Daily: We’ve seen a little bit of that here in the U.S. with the $1,200 stimulus checks that were part of a $2.2 trillion package of coronavirus relief measures. But what you’re talking about concerns how governments look out for their citizenry, correct?

Guillen: Exactly. It’s not just about being nice to people, which I think we should be. But universal basic income also has a business case. Remember, two-thirds of the American economy is [made up of household] consumption. If people don’t have jobs or don’t have well-paying jobs, then we need to compensate for that.

Wharton Business Daily: You also focus on how currencies may change. To a degree, we’ve already seen that with bitcoin.

Guillen: Yes, we need to seriously consider how entrepreneurs can come up with new ideas as to what cryptocurrencies, or to be more precise, crypto tokens, will be used for.

“I hope that the two presidential candidates start debating exactly how they’re going to deal with increasing inequality.”

If cryptocurrencies are just a substitute for the money that governments issue, then I don’t think we’re going to get too far because our regulators are always against cryptocurrencies as a competitor for legal tender.

But if we add other functions or other uses to those digital tokens — like if they will help us vote, keep politicians in check or provide incentives for people to save the environment — then there is a bright future ahead for digital tokens. So instead of digital currency, I would say digital tokens, which would include a currency component to them.

Inequality: The Next Frontier

Wharton Business Daily: How do we address the wealth gap?

Guillen: That’s a huge development of the last 20 years, and the pandemic only exacerbates inequality. Not everyone can work from the home, and therefore they have to expose themselves to the virus while taking public transportation to go to work. Consider students. It is estimated that up to 20% of K-12 students in the U.S. don’t have the hardware or the connectivity that they need at home in order to continue school work. This is the most unfortunate part of this pandemic, and it exacerbates inequality based on income and race.

That is true even by gender. Unemployment is growing faster among women than men. So, this is something that we need to pay attention to. I hope that the two presidential candidates start debating exactly how they’re going to deal with this increasing inequality.

Wharton Business Daily: Are we ready to tackle these issues?

Guillen: There is increasing awareness, but I guess we will have to wait until after the presidential election. But whoever happens to be in the White House and whoever controls the Senate come January, I don’t think they will be able to ignore the issue of inequality. We’re seeing social tensions and all sorts of frictions proliferate. The sooner we start tackling it, the better.

Wharton Business Daily: People are worried about various individual issues. But should the emphasis be on changing the overall mindset about how we want our world to look in 2030?

“We’re seeing social tensions and all sorts of frictions proliferate. The sooner we start tackling it, the better.”

Guillen: I do believe so. For example, many parents are now concerned about whether their children will be able to have the kind of life that they have been able to have. The way things are going, maybe only a small fraction of them will do better than their parents.

Here in the U.S., one of the single most important values that we have is that we want every generation to do better than the previous one. And this is becoming increasingly difficult. Millennials right now are suffering from — for a second time during their adult lifetimes — a very difficult labor market.

There’s more consciousness and awareness of this, and the culture will need to adjust in terms of revisiting some of our values.

Wharton Business Daily: How will the mindset of governments and policymakers need to change?

Guillen: The time has come to be a little bit more innovative, to explore things in terms of government policy making that 10, 20 years ago we thought were completely out of bounds. The problems have become so large. By the way, we haven’t even talked about climate change. We really need to start thinking outside of the box.

Wharton Business Daily: What should we be doing?

Guillen: We need to focus on two things. One is international collaboration among governments when it comes to climate change, but also in other areas like trade, where it is completely absent right now. The second one, which is the one that I push in my book, is we as individuals need to take ownership of this. We need to be less wasteful. We need to economize our resources. We need to be more pro-environment in our own behavior as consumers.

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54 Comments on "What Will the World Look Like in 2030?"

  1. ANAL REAPER on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 11:26 am 

    Life in 2030?

    All the niggers back to Africa and we have nuked China into the ground.

    TRUMP 2020

  2. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 1:40 pm 

    “What Will the World Look Like in 2030?“

    Like this:

    https://parisberlinmoscow.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/what-comes-after-the-three-anglo-empires/

  3. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 4:08 pm 

    And this:

    https://img.memecdn.com/don-amp-039-t-drop-the-soap_fb_2755131.jpg

  4. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 4:30 pm 

    We need to talk.

    https://www.unz.com/freed/race-a-very-very-dismal-reality/

    “Fred Reed – Race: A Very, Very Dismal Reality”

    It can’t go on. People are buying guns, many guns. Separation is the only answer. Blacks and whites have never managed to live together well, don’t, and show no signs that they ever will. Separation seems to be what blacks want. In university after university, they demand, and get, segregated dormitories, dining halls, and rec facilities. They react angrily when whites move into their neighborhoods. They burn their neighborhoods intermittently, but predictably, when a white does something bad to a black. They should have semiautonomous enclaves with their own police if they want police, their own universities in which they could study anything, everything, or nothing as they saw fit. Integration causes all of the problems. Not a good solution, there being no good solution, but maybe the best solution.

    The “Indians” have reserves, now the blacks are next: SE-USA, capital Atlanta. Everything up until the Mississippi River, Tennessee River, Appalachians.

    West-Liberia.

    Move now and avoid the rush.

  5. makati1 on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 5:51 pm 

    “What Comes After the Three Anglo Empires?”

    Why, the Chinese Empire, of course, silly boy!

    The article is an interesting collection of guesses. EU dreams. Nothing more then reading tea leaves, although I agree that the world is going to be much, much different by 2030.

  6. JuanP on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 6:04 pm 

    “Why, the Chinese Empire, of course, silly boy!”

    You are correct Mak, Xi will one day rule the world. He is now ruling China with an iron fist but soon the world!

  7. makati1 on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 6:18 pm 

    Davy, give it up. your theft of intelligent people’s avatars are soooo obvious. You are Pavlov’s dog, barking every time I mention China, but never give any REAL facts to refute my assertions. Why? Because:

    A. You are a Sinophobe who refuses to hear anything positive about China.

    B. You are clueless and uneducated not to mention arrogant and delusional.

    WOOF! LMAO!

  8. REAL Green on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 6:36 pm 

    Hows about we post comments under are Davy handel fer a change.

    luantic

  9. makati1 on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 6:52 pm 

    How about the site owner kicking out anyone posting under another’s name?

    Problem solved, but it would cut klik $$$ so it will not happen until the site is totally destroyed and no one, but the insane one, visits.

  10. JuanP on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 7:02 pm 

    “How about the site owner kicking out anyone posting under another’s name?”

    Mak, you are so uninformed, there is no money in obscure forums. Places like this are just magnets for skum.

  11. REAL Green on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 7:19 pm 

    We just lost another debate agin over on the moderated side Davy-Juan. Were battin zero.

    stupid

  12. Davy on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 7:39 pm 

    “Places like this are just magnets for skum.”

    That’s why we spend more time hear then any body else JuanP. Cus were davyskum.

  13. Duncan Idaho on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 8:29 pm 

    ‘This guy is too dumb to lead this country’
    But he does have some strong points:
    Being a 6 times bankrupt scammer from Queens, he has a talent fo ripping people off– lets give credit where it is due.
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/9/1976272/-Former-Sen-McCaskill-on-Trump-s-Woodward-interviews-This-guy-is-too-dumb-to-lead-this-country

  14. makati1 on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 10:28 pm 

    There is money since there are ads. The income depends on the site numbers, NO website exists for free. None. You really are an idiot, Davy. They have to pay for their internet use and I am sure they do not spend hours every day for free. If you believe their assertion that they are not sponsored, try to get a list of “donors”.

    How many article “contributors” are ‘donors[‘ to get their message on PO? All, I bet, because they are not free either. Maybe you believe everything you are told, but intelligent people question everything.

    But then, you are a dumbed down Amerika tax slave. Nothing more. A boil on society’s ass.

    BTW: If PO does not have advertisers, why do I get ads on their site? I am looking at one on this page from “AyalaLandPriemier”. I ignore then but they are there. In the margins.

  15. makati1 on Wed, 9th Sep 2020 10:32 pm 

    Duncan, what better prez for a terrorist, mafia thug country, like the US, than a scumbag, conman, casino owner? He is likely to win again. We shall see.

  16. Abraham van Helsing on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 1:43 am 

    Makati says:

    “What Comes After the Three Anglo Empires?”

    Why, the Chinese Empire, of course, silly boy!

    The article is an interesting collection of guesses. EU dreams. Nothing more then reading tea leaves, although I agree that the world is going to be much, much different by 2030.

    OK, here is my map of the world by ca. 2030:

    https://parisberlinmoscow.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/worldmap-multipolar-world.jpg

    What is your prediction? You may use words rather than a map of your own.

  17. Abraham van Helsing on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 1:46 am 

    “There is money since there are ads. The income depends on the site numbers, NO website exists for free.”

    I have many blogs on energy, physics, IT, gardening, Holland, several on history, geopolitics, my town, at least 10.

    ALL FREE, no income from ads.

  18. Abraham van Helsing on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 2:19 am 

    “Why, the Chinese Empire, of course, silly boy!”

    You are correct Mak, Xi will one day rule the world. He is now ruling China with an iron fist but soon the world!

    China will be the #1 country, but will be contained by Greater Europe and European dominions in North-America.

    – China still cannot produce a car or plane that is successful on world markets.

    – China cannot build a high-speed train link without European-Canadian help.

    – China, that is Walmart, hammer, nails, t-shirts, assembled computers from components produced with European machines.

    Reserve currency:

    https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2014/03/images/prasad2.jpg

    Dollar 60%, Euro 20%. If the US collapses, the Euro will replace the Dollar, not the Yuan.

    – Airbus-Europe has already beaten Boeing. China? Ha!

    – Microchip technology machines is a 100% Dutch-European monopoly, with Apple, Samsung, Huawei, merely its travelling salesmen. No Dutch-European machines, no microchips.

    – Europe is spearheading the renewable energy transition.

    – Sport:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/olympics/2016/08/18/aamedal2_trans%2B%2BU2GvAG2Cwz-Neg5MBd2qSgx2ZFCyj-JjneDwujU_5aI.png

    Add Russia and North-American European dominions to the medal table and you get the drift.

    Sorry Asian dreamers, but whitey is and will remain #1. The only serious enemy whitey has, uncle Schmull, is about to be defeated. Mazzeltov!

  19. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 3:05 am 

    I’ll make this easy for you little pea brains.

    Peak oil is past tense. And the elites master plans are a one world government blah blah using renewables. This of course won’t work. but I assume they felt they had to try something.

    PRINCE CHARLES ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO GROW VEGETABLES AND FOOD IN THEIR GARDENS IN POST-COVID WORLD
    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/royal-family/prince-charles-rethink-radio-4-food-production-environment-a9586796.html

    When the most powerful man on earth is parroting Michael Ruppert 2012 collapse and doomie prepper talking points. That’s the ball game.

    And if they went and committed massive genocide or world war. The whole rest of the world would go fucking batshit. And be terrifed they would be next. And would likely overthrown all their leaders and government’s. it would destroy all trust in their society and human civil society.

    So that means there is only one road from here.

    And that is total collapse.

    I don’t like that outcome. I just dont thin there is anything you can do.

  20. Abraham van Helsing on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 3:53 am 

    Europe has closed its doors:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/04/ship-rescued-migrants-eu-sea-tanker-malta-european

    “A commercial ship saved 27 migrants, but now the EU has abandoned it at sea”

    Message to invaders and welfare tourists: get lost.

    And once America goes down, these post-2015 Merkel-promoted invaders will be kicked back into their shitholes.

  21. Ministry of truth on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 10:09 am 

    Those Allah worshipping medieval invaders should be pushed into the sea.

  22. turgid moto rally is resulting in so many deaths death rate at this point is 2^N where N is too large to type takes about 17 years to type all digits on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 10:53 am 

    at this rate whitey supertard will be gone soon

    please love supremacist muzzies
    please celebrate supremacist muzzies bag day feb12021

  23. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:09 am 

    ‘Makes Nixon look like a choirboy’
    (The Fat Boy does have some talent)
    https://www.alternet.org/2020/09/makes-nixon-look-like-a-choirboy-watergates-john-dean-warns-that-our-democracy-will-be-gone-if-trump-is-re-elected/

  24. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:21 am 

    It’s like having Bart Simpson for president.

    Only Bart can’t lie as much.

  25. turgid moto rally is resulting in so many deaths death rate at this point is 2^N where N is too large to type takes about 17 years to type all digits on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:26 am 

    at this rate whitey supertard will be gone soon

    please love supremacist muzzies
    please celebrate supremacist muzzies bag day feb12021

    thanks whitey supertard atheistic scientific supremacist thunderfoot for calucations proving that convict-19 is horrific

    when this whitey supertard went on self quarantine on first week of convict-19 i said it smellz

    i’m always been a proponent of amputation for this supertard

    i understand science-19 is whitey supertard best gift for humanity and this is an exclusive club that only admits best and brightest. it admitted droptout-19 so it’s like a wh4rehouse in a way. prepare to inject muzz-19 vax which is made of droptout-19 piss and semen

  26. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:30 am 

    I know if you are a repug, this is normal, but the Fat Boy really needs to lose some weight:

    https://i1.wp.com/digbysblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EhW2w-FUYAAGS9y.jpeg?w=720&ssl=1

  27. govt kristi noem said convict-19 is fake news but turgid rally caused death of whitey supertard too much on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:30 am 

    death after turgid is 2^N where N is too large to type takes about 17 years to type all digits

    whitey supertard will be gone soon at this rate

    wish we could harvest our muzzies like china does

  28. before turgid death rate is already too high after first week of convict-19 whitey supertard atheistic scientific supremacist thunderfoot on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:46 am 

    went on self quaratine and i said it smellz

    i want this whitey supertard amputated

    ask urself if someone speak high british english exclusvely does he love muzzies, he sure does

    supertard duncan idaho did you go to turgid? if yes u need to get tested. i heard there’s a better muzz-19 vax now

    no worries

  29. before turgid only 15 out of 10 peopel are infected with convict-19 but afer turgid 200 billion people out of 25 are infected with convict-19 on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:54 am 

    at this rate whitey supertard will be gone soon

    200 billion out of 25, imagine that.

    even at death rate of 1% we’ll see 2 billion death per 25 americans

    how can you not see whitey supertards will be finished soon?

    simple math maam

  30. before turgid only 15 out of 10 peopel are infected with convict-19 but afer turgid 200 billion people out of 25 are infected with convict-19 on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 3:28 pm 

    im so depressed facing these statistics

  31. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 4:09 pm 

    So, is the Fat Boy saying he knew Covid-19 was a killer much worse for him than calling fallen troops ‘suckers’?
    Inquiring minds want to know—–

  32. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 4:14 pm 

    “My f—— Generals Are a Bunch of Pussies”

    Guess who?

  33. makati1 on Thu, 10th Sep 2020 5:11 pm 

    Censored by Facebook for posting an article that is negative about vaccines, when even WHO supports the claim that vaccines has caused a polio outbreak in China. Vaccines supported by Bill Gates.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/un-forced-admit-gates-funded-vaccine-causing-polio-outbreak-africa?fbclid=IwAR2t1DcZiu9tKrJmoTt4hF-Xd44YoVSIC6WFI8B6tt97pVO3m3h6iu3-vKI

    https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/09/04/un-forced-to-admit-gates-funded-vaccine-is-causing-polio-outbreak-in-africa/

    https://www.who.int/csr/don/01-september-2020-polio-sudan/en/

    Vaccines kill and maim thousands of people but Big Pharma is not held liable because Bill Gates money has bought the US whores called ‘Congress’. Think before you let them stick you and inject what ever ‘they’ want into YOUR body.

    Amerika, the land of the free? Don’t make me laugh!

  34. before turgid only 15 out of 10 peopel are infected with convict-19 but afer turgid 200 billion people out of 25 are infected with convict-19 on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 4:29 am 

    It makes me vary sad to learn of the statistics

  35. before turgid only 15 out of 10 peopel are infected with convict-19 but afer turgid 200 billion people out of 25 are infected with convict-19 on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 6:22 am 

    I’m sad to see whitey supertards go
    Its It’s all for the love of supremacist muzzies bag day feb12021

  36. before turgid only 15 out of 10 peopel are infected with convict-19 but afer turgid 200 billion people out of 25 are infected with convict-19 on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 6:43 am 

    supertards ran the non story weinstein sex scandal for 2 years, they gonna run convict for 4 years

  37. before turgid only 15 out of 10 peopel are infected with convict-19 but afer turgid 200 billion people out of 25 are infected with convict-19 on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 6:47 am 

    the question amoung civilized supertards is whether convict-19 story should be run for 4 years

    or run another sex scandal for 4 years and just amputate whitey supertard atheistic scientific supremacist thunderfoot

    the choices are clear whether supertards have moral clarity to take that choice

  38. Abraham van Helsing on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 1:59 pm 

    FORMER CIA OFFICER: “VIOLENCE WILL EXPLODE” IF TRUMP WINS RE-ELECTION

    https://www.infowars.com/former-cia-officer-violence-will-explode-if-trump-wins-re-election/

  39. Davy on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 2:41 pm 

    “FORMER CIA OFFICER: “VIOLENCE WILL EXPLODE” IF TRUMP WINS RE-ELECTION“

    Yea, in liberal hell holes, not in much of the country.

  40. Davy on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 3:03 pm 

    By the way cloggo. Did I mention I always been a liberal?

    I think I might of…

  41. the board on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 3:52 pm 

    JuanP on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 3:03 pm

    “By the way cloggo. Did I mention I always been a liberal?”

    You are a lunatic, fuck face.

  42. JuanP on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 6:15 pm 

    Hey trump.

    Hes a baaaaaaaad man.

    Dont take my word for it. Just ask dunkin dounuts, he seems to have the inside scoop.

  43. asg70 on Fri, 11th Sep 2020 8:35 pm 

    ANAL REAPER epitomizes Peakoil.com 2020.

  44. Abraham van Helsing on Sun, 13th Sep 2020 5:11 pm 

    “What Will the World Look Like in 2030?“

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/muslims-extremism-far-right-uk-british-culture-white-poll-b421631.html

    “Fifth of white non-Muslims believe that British culture is ‘under threat from invasion’, poll shows“

    Even in Britain they are waking up.
    “Rivers of blood” coming up.

  45. Abraham van Helsing on Sun, 13th Sep 2020 5:46 pm 

    The Tribe fears CW2:

    https://youtu.be/K2_kBb25j-Q

  46. Theedrich on Sun, 13th Sep 2020 7:37 pm 

    China is backing the Dem Party and its riots. The gigantic IT conglomerates and other U.S. corporations are beholden to that thug country, whose Communist leadership tells them that they have to lobby our government for Chinkland if they want to do business there.  The amounts of money involved are extreme, and the IT behemoths would evaporate if they failed to obey.  The serpentine flows of “campaign” cash also make their way to Democrat politicians and their familes — Joe Biden’s son being but one example.  In a thousand ways, America’s economy is now ingrafted into the Maoist empire, and would collapse immediately if we severed all connections with it.

    U.S. universities have also become existentially dependent on the hundreds of thousands of Chinese students which are shipped to Yankeeland to study and spy.  The Left attacks President Trump from all directions on his policies regarding China.  Meanwhile we have been the largest investor in China (to the tune of several $trillion) over thirty years.  American business and politicians have been deluding themselves about how the ChiComs would become friendly and democratic accomplices in America’s control of the world.  In fact, we are now at the beginning of a new cold war.  China since Mao Zedong has viewed politics as war by other means, not the reverse.  It is unrestricted warfare, or war without rules — the corona virus being only one tactic in this war.  It is also attacking us through information technology and politics.  The riots and looting by brainwashed pampered Whites, covertly financed with ChiCom funds via Sörös and other Davos oligarchs, follow logically from this policy.  The Chinese leaders are taking effective measures to change the character of America through the internet (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and globalization.

    Through this use of information and technology, Marxist China is paralyzing America, so that now U.S. billionaires, politicians and even our intelligence agencies believe the Chinese model is the superior system of government and that China is not a threat.  Trump has been the first president to deny this self-delusion.  But he is up against an extremely formidable Stalinist state, whose information and economic espionage is widespread and successful.  Under Trump, almost on a weekly basis, Chinese agents are being uncovered in the U.S.  Their infiltration was made possible by money-obsessed American leadership, which has had an “engagement policy” of assuming that trade with China would make it moderate and “democratic” — i.e., profitable.  Until Trump, the U.S. was asleep at the switch.  His about-face has caused Beijing to attack him through their Marxist followers in the U.S.  The new Mao, Xi Jinping, in fact intends to destroy the U.S.  (A small note:  in 2010, Chinese counterintelligence caught 27 of the CIA’s secret agents and executed them in China.  This was a great loss for us.  Without good intelligence, we cannot find out what the Chinese Marxists are doing.  The straits we are in are much more dire than we think.)

    Bizarrely, the president does not shut down all of China’s subversion in this country because there is no will in Congress to shut it down.  Congresspeople are making too much money through their accommodation tactics, and there are very few cosponsors to any rigorous anti-ChiCom bills in Congress.  After all, the corporate sector and Wall Street control the politicians.  It is all about money, the dagger at the heart of America.

    All of these issues were discussed on a C-SPAN video at https://www.c-span.org/video/?474160-6/authors-china&event=474160&playEvent by three knowledgeable authors, General Robert Spalding (USAF, ret.) (Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept), Michael Pillsbury (The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower), and Bill Gertz (Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy).

    In sum, America has decided that money is more important than life.

  47. makati1 on Sun, 13th Sep 2020 7:45 pm 

    Theedrich, China’s system IS better and will be the future.

    BTW: Amerika has ALWAYS put money first. ALWAYS!

  48. Davy on Sun, 13th Sep 2020 8:18 pm 

    Your just jealous wak. Cus I have a personal jet and all you have is a Buick.

    LMFDAO!

  49. Anonymouse on Sun, 13th Sep 2020 8:54 pm 

    I think theed has finally jumped the shark here. amerika is amerika’s worst enemy. Not China. Anyone that cant, or wont see that simple fact, needs to get outside more.

  50. makati1 on Sun, 13th Sep 2020 11:37 pm 

    Anon, TOTALLY agree! The US is the major terrorist country/organization in the world and has been for at least 70 year. It is all to support the MIC/wall Street. Generals and admirals all go into their corporate boards after “retirement” and come out super wealthy. Without war, there would be no need for over 400 of them. that is why I am cheering the total collapse of Amerika. I want it to fall even below Bangladesh, and soon. Before it can start WW3.

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