Diane Francis: The merger of the century

Interesting linking of 911 attacks to the decline of America. Put it another way:

From Osama to Obama!

National Post | Full Comment

In her new book, National Post columnist Diane Francis makes the case for the U.S. and Canada forming a united North America

The 9/11 attacks and the financial crisis that started in 2008 damaged the economies of Canada and the United States, and accelerated the decline of most wealthy democracies. Throughout it all, emerging economies, led by China and India, did not skip a beat. Between 2000 and 2010, they grew by an average of 6% per year, while developed nations posted an average of only 3.6%, according to The Economist’s “Power shift” report. By 2030, Brazil, Russia, India and China could overtake the U.S., Japan, Germany, Italy, Britain, France and Canada in economic size. And these seven nations, the original G7, cannot catch up because of debt, demographics, resistance to change and an inability to recognize and counteract the strategies of their rivals.

This unprecedented transfer of wealth…

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