Which is lot harder than it sounds since the rich usually writes the tax laws. I will do my part and vote Republican in the GA Senate runoff races to keep the Congress divided so they can't pass higher tax laws.
China will easily surpass us in economic power. They have 4 times our population so it will be easy. But politically and socially, I don't see how China can surpass the US. Democracy > Communism. Money can't change that.
Well, yeah. Not just "Democracy" vs "Communism" (the US isn't much of a democracy and China isn't particularly Communist, but let that slide), but China has _massive_ structural and social challenges, whole stages of development it has to get through before it's going to surpass the US in global influence. I honestly don't see _anywhere_ that's doing well. That's the most worrying thing. The US's decline is part of a global crisis, it seems to me.