Meanwhile....if we can pry ourselves from hyperventilating over an 80-year-old racist, a old knucklehead in Nevada, and a missing airplane, there's this.
China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year - FT.com
That's way sooner than expected.The US is on the brink of losing its status as the world’s largest economy, and is likely to slip behind China this year, sooner than widely anticipated, according to the world’s leading statistical agencies.
The US has been the global leader since overtaking the UK in 1872. Most economists previously thought China would pull ahead in 2019.
Putin is going Hitler in eastern Europe, our Sec of State is insulting our closest ally, we have any number of scandals going on within our government, and we have an ongoing, festering crisis in the Middle East.
Yet we remain fixated on two old men and a missing plane.