CHAPTER 1

We Have Lost Our Way | I We Are Warned Like the Man in the Dream

Beyond the Tipping Point

As witness to the unfolding of Fareed Zakaria’s The Post-American World1 and the “rise of the rest,” the United States must begin the painful process of self-examination in regard to business and all international relationships and recognize the decided and fundamental loss of trust. Mary Shapiro, outgoing chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), speaks of “dark pools of liquidity”; everyone and every corporation are storing money and not spending. The only way markets work and, therefore, the only way anything moves forward, is when money circulates, and this simply is not happening.2 The estimates are that, as of this date ...

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