The economic challenges of the coming decade, as well as the current economic crisis, arise largely from fundamental imbalances within — as well as among — various regions of the world. This includes supply versus demand for consumer goods, saving versus spending, young populations versus old populations, educated versus illiterate and rich populations versus poor populations. Globalization, enabled by technology, offers our best hope for dealing with these imbalances. What are the threats and opportunities you can expect? What could go wrong? We’ll answer these and other important questions.