Saturday, June 16, 2012

World Issues and Economic Power

I think a big part of the economic and military power of the USA comes from the people knowing there is a rule of law, freedom of speech and a low level of Government corruption compared to the rest of the world.

However many people believe that China will be the next # 1 super economic power in the future.

I also think this will happen over the next 50 -100 years. I heard that China just pasted Japan and has become the #2 economic power of the world.

The problem I see in many countries as I travel around the world is what I call a fake or directed democracy.

This is true in Russia, Malaysia, Mexico, Iran, India, and many other countries. These countries governments try to make it appear to the westerners that they have democracy. However the large amount of Government corruption in these countries undermine the peoples believe in the system, which prevents these countries from advancing economically as fast as possible.

Also it prevents more investments by USA companies in the countries because the US business leaders do not trust in these countries systems and governments. I also feel this way.

When I was in Malaysia I really felt this way. I could see the people were afraid, harassed and repressed by the government, and afraid to have true free speech in fear the government would beat them up and arrest them and put them in jail.

In Malaysia the people are only allowed to protest on Sundays, and the government sets up police stops every few miles to catch and arrest the Sunday protesters. This is a case where we Americans just can not accept this. We want to help all people of the world enjoy the human rights, the rule of law, and the true freedom of speech we have here in the USA.