Liberated by Irrelevance?

It would be foolish to say that the US is no longer an important player on the world stage. It is. However, there is a growing feeling among people both in and outside the United States that the formerly unrivaled is now on a more equal footing with much of the rest of the world, no irrelevant, but certainly more so than before.

While the negative effects of this trend for Americans is obvious – the falling dollar, rising food prices, insecurity, floundering military ambitions, the possibility of retribution for the abuse of the global financial system for far too long – perhaps it is time to ask how we as Americans can take advantage of this shift in the global marketplace.

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