Just saw the Chinese have committed $32.5 billion to establish a high-speed rail system, connecting their major cities. We have Amtrack, operating on 19thCentury-era technology tracks.
Our Air Traffic control system is operating on the same technology that was in place when Lesle Neislon's movie "Airplane" was released, with about 300% more flights to separate.
Hardly a day goes by in Pittsburgh that you don't hear of another water main break, as our clay pipes, layed on average 80 years ago, are reaching their life-expectancies. How 'bout where you live?
The Chinese energy commissioner just called in top scientists from 16 major energy companies to sit down and come up with ways to get off of petroleum-based energy.
Their kids go to school year 'round...no extended summer vacations.
I think in the end, Democracy and Freedom will win out....but we better be careful...they're nipping at our heels as the world leader.