A Post-American World?

In a scathing denunciation of Mitt Romney last week, Fareed Zakaria praised Barack Obama for his nuanced understanding of what Zakaria has called the “Post-American World”:

This is a new world, very different from the America-centric one we got used to over the last generation. Obama has succeeded in preserving and even enhancing U.S. influence in this world precisely because he has recognized these new forces at work. He has traveled to the emerging nations and spoken admiringly of their rise. He replaced the old Western club and made the Group of 20 the central decision-making forum for global economic affairs. By emphasizing multilateral organizations, alliance structures and international legitimacy, he got results. It was Chinese and Russian cooperation that produced tougher sanctions against Iran. It was the Arab League’s formal request last year that made Western intervention in Libya uncontroversial.

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  • Billy Frank

    The Post American world was brought to you by: 1.) The highest corporate tax in the world driving investors to other nations in order to build factories.
    2.) A capital gains tax which syphons off profits which are normally used for innovation and given to the government who waste it.
    3.) Regulations which make businesses top heavy in lawyers, public administration wonks, accountants and a brigade of office personnel who only deal with compliance to the thousands of regulations they are liable for. This cost businesses over a trillion dollars per year for the cost, or waste of, of compliance.
    THUS: We here in America will create a post American world through governments anti business taxes and regulations making us non competitive for the world’s investment dollars.