The Increasingly Binary Global Economy

Over the past 15 years, the United States has become the world’s sole superpower, dwarfing every other nation in terms of economic and military might. And while Japan, Russia, and the EU have fallen further behind, one nation has emerged to join the U.S. as the primary driver of global prosperity: China. In astronomical terms, we might envision the U.S. and Chinese economies as two stars revolving about each other, while accelerating and pulling a host of planets along with them.

This trend has emerged so quickly that few peop.....

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