Yes, absolutely. The world will kill itself without us.
Yes, I believe so. I think we do more good than harm.
No, I donít believe so. I think we do more harm than good.
No, absolutely not. The world will kill us if we donít get out of its way.
A little more explanation will be a good strategy to convince others.
This is NOT a political or partisan topic in any way. One country was so rich and powerful and consumed soi much that they formed the base currency for the entire planet. Even today, we offer virtually no interest and yet the world buys treasuries to store their monetary representations in safety. How is this not important or an accomplishment?
I'm an open-minded person so please make your case.
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I think America has done a tremendous good for the world. It would definitely be far worse off without us considering we helped defeat Japan and the Nazis in WW2 as well as contributing to science and benefiting the human condition.
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"the world buys treasuries to store their monetary representations in safety."
The World, mostly Japan, China and India only hold Treasuries to prevent the collapse of the value of our indebtedness to them. Those three Nations hold approximately $4 Trillion of US Debt. If they allow the dollar to drop value, they lose whatever percentage that drop is, instantly. They are forced to keep up the value of the worthless USDollar to prevent their own losses, not for any safety. For many of the US Treasury auctions, the buyer is the Federal Reserve and that is to protect the Federal Reserve Notes. Someday the Federal Reserve will bankrupt and the US will try to issue a National currency and pass blame for economic failure on the Federal Reserve. You'll know it's going to happen when you hear that some anonymous stockholder of the US Federal Reserve is selling his shares. Think about it! China would not buy one US Treasury if it felt it had a choice.
The financial markets are quite confident in the dollar. We are paying record low interest rates on T-bonds.
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I can't. This is important.
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Yes, absolutely. Think of all the quality of life enhancing innovations that America has given the world. Aviation, the electric light bulb, telephone communication, the Internet, the PC, satellite communications from advanced weather notification to live TV from all points on earth. Nearly every emerging country on earth bases their constitution on the principles of our bill of rights and checks and balances type of government. I'm sure I'm missing things, but yeas.
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At one time, I would of said absolutely, now I must go with unsure. At one time, America was a shinning beacon to humanity. In America, the streets were lined with gold. A person could have a dream and persue that dream and if able they could be successful. Now, we punish the successful by taking thier achievements and success away to provide luxuries to people who are willfully non-productive leaches on society. We are failing as a society at the same time we adopt more and more Marxian phylosophies. Without the US, the world would sink into a Dark age of Marxian madness. Poverty, technological stagnation, even technological regression and oppression of the human spirit will become the norm the world over if we fall. Our beacon has become dim and almost extinct, the gold on the streets has become fools gold. We are losing our individual thought and freedom and falling to Marxism. Revolution is quickly becoming the only way that even a spark of freedom and self determination can survive and with less than a 150 million in a world of billions, it is a very small spark and will be constantly on the edge of extinction for a long, long while. There is always hope that another beacon will be lit, but it is a very slim hope. Some of us will not go gently into that darkness, but we will constantly feel the oppression of that darkness.