Could The US Become Number Two?
"In my national security course at Harvard, my lecture on China begins with a quiz. The first question asks students to compare China and the United States in 1980 with their current rankings. Repeatedly, students are shocked at what they see... The second question pricks more delusions. It asks students: When might the US actually find itself number two? In what year might China overtake the United States to become the number-one auto market, the biggest market for luxury goods, or even the largest economy in the world, full stop?"
Graham Allison, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?
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All figures in current US $
|Primary engine of global economic growth||?|
|Largest Middle Class||?|
|Artificial Intelligence research||?|
|Number of internet users||?|
|Holder of US debt||?|
|Number of billionaires||?|
|Solar power capacity||?|
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QUIZ 2 Results:
Economy (PPP) 2014 Primary engine of global economic growth 2010 Trading Nation 2012 Manufacturer 2011 Largest Middle Class 2015 E-commerce market 2013 Education Rankings 2009 Patent Filings 2011 Fastest Supercomputer 2010 Artificial Intelligence research 2016 Automaker 2009 Number of internet users 2008 Steel producer 2010 Holder of US debt 2008 Carbon emitter 2006 Number of billionaires 2015 Solar power capacity 2016 Smartphone market 2012 Energy consumer 2010 Saver 2008