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Unipolar world:America Is No Longer A Super Power?

Unipolar world:America Is No Longer A Super Power?

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Unipolar Word No More: America’s Fall From Grace

Updated March 2023

America has long been known as a superpower with advanced infrastructure, world-class education, and unparalleled healthcare. However, recent studies have shown that the country’s infrastructure, health, poverty, and education levels increasingly resemble those of a third-world country.

One of the most significant areas of concern is America’s infrastructure, which is struggling to keep up with the demands of a growing population. The country’s roads, bridges, and transportation systems are outdated, deteriorating, and desperately need repair. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, America’s infrastructure has received a D+ rating, indicating that it is in poor condition and in need of immediate attention.

Another issue is healthcare, with America ranking among the worst in the developed world regarding healthcare access and quality. Despite being the wealthiest nation in the world, millions of Americans lack access to healthcare, with the country’s healthcare system plagued by high costs and poor outcomes. According to the Commonwealth Fund, the United States ranks last among developed countries regarding healthcare access, equity, and outcomes.

Poverty is also a significant problem in the United States, with more than 34 million Americans living below the poverty line. Poverty rates are particularly high among minority communities, with African Americans and Hispanic Americans experiencing poverty rates twice as high as white Americans. The country’s poverty problem is further compounded by a lack of affordable housing, which has led to a rise in homelessness in many cities.

Education is another area of concern, with America’s education system ranking among the worst in the developed world. Despite being one of the wealthiest nations in the world, America’s education system is plagued by low test scores, high dropout rates, and significant disparities in educational outcomes between wealthy and low-income students.

America’s infrastructure, healthcare, poverty, and education levels increasingly resemble those of a third-world country. While the country remains a superpower in terms of military might and economic strength, its failure to address these pressing issues puts its future prosperity and global standing at risk. Without significant investment in these critical areas, America risks falling behind other developed nations and becoming a second-rate power in the world.

Unipolar World; IS America Still a Super Power?

Is The U.S.A Still A Super Power? This can no longer be considered a silly question, for when one looks at the facts, one is forced to review all the data the government is pushing down our throats. We argue that the U.S.A. is not a superpower. It is a third-world country in many aspects, except that it has some huge guns.

The dodos in the government often broadcast the above statement, but when one takes the time to examine some simple data, one is left wondering if these guys are on LSD or something even stronger.  You be the judge.

A record 20% of Households need Food stamps.

Record number o unipolar world Americans on Food stamps indicates USA is not a super power

Source: cnsnews.com

Currently, approximately 48 million individuals are receiving food stamps, according to 2013 figures. This number has surged by 42% since 2009. This is particularly concerning since 2009 was the year in which the markets bottomed out, and we are now in the midst of a bull market. One would assume that things should be significantly better today.

However, this is not the case. Some may speculate that the government could lie, but that seems unlikely. Despite the United States superiority in weapons and military strength, it appears to have lost its status as the world’s top economic power, and quality of life is on the decline.

Poverty levels suggest America Is No Longer A Super Power.

We are going to let a few selected quotes do the talking.  Any comments we make will be highlighted in blue text.

  • In 2013, the official poverty rate was 14.5 per cent, down from 15.0 per cent in 2012. This was the first decrease in the poverty rate since 2006.
  • In 2013, there were 45.3 million people in poverty. For the third consecutive year, the number of people in poverty at the national level was not statistically different from the previous year’s estimate.
  • The 2013 poverty rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than in 2007, before the most recent recession.
  • The poverty rate for children under 18 fell from 21.8 per cent in 2012 to 19.9 per cent in 2013. 1
  • The poverty rate for people aged 18 to 64 was 13.6 per cent, while the rate for people aged 65 and older was 9.5 per cent. Neither of these poverty rates was statistically different from their 2012 estimates.
  • The poverty rate and the number in poverty decreased for Hispanics in 2013.
  • Despite the national poverty rate decline, 2013 regional poverty rates were not statistically different from 2012. This is the statement to focus on


Since unrelated individuals under 15 are excluded from the poverty universe, there are 430,000 fewer children in the poverty universe than in the total civilian noninstitutionalized population. cbsnews.com

For example, poverty is up by almost 16 per cent in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.  Up more than 27 per cent in the suburbs of Providence.  Nearly 79 per cent are outside Seattle.  And in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, the poor have swollen by almost 143 per cent.  More poor people now live in America’s suburbs than in cities or in rural areas. Pbs.org   A Unipolar world has only made it easier for US corporations to rob the poor and feed the rich, that is why the rich keep getting richer, and the poor keep getting poorer.

Record number of American's living below poverty level. This is not a sign of a super power

14.5% of all Americans, or 45 million, live below the poverty line

Income levels dropping

Median household incomes declining in USA

Source: Huffingtonpost

According to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Sentier Research LLC, American incomes have declined more during the three-year expansion in June 2009 than during the most prolonged recession since the Great Depression. Median household income has fallen 4.8% on an inflation-adjusted basis since the recession ended in June 2009, exceeding the 2.6% drop during the 18-month contraction.

The former Census Bureau economic statisticians noted that household income is 7.2% below the December 2007 level. Green, who previously directed work on the Census Bureau’s income and poverty statistics program, expressed that “almost every group is worse off than it was three years ago, and some groups had substantial declines in income.”

The Annapolis, Maryland-based firm suggests that gains in hourly earnings and average hours worked per week may have somewhat mitigated the income decline. Still, they could not offset a jobless rate that has not fallen below 8% since February 2009 and a record duration of unemployment. Full Story

America’s Infrastructure: Third World Level

  1. 1 in 9 of the country’s bridges requires significant maintenance, rehabilitation, or replacement due to structural deficiency.
  2. There are 14,000 “high hazard” and 4,000 deficient dams out of the 84,000 dams in the U.S., requiring $21 billion for repairs.
  3. 42% of the major urban highways and 32% of major roads in the U.S. are in poor or mediocre condition, leading to traffic congestion.
  4. Despite a third of Americans not owning cars, 45% of households lack access to transit.
  5. Every year, there are 240,000 water main breaks in the U.S. due to many water mains and pipes being over a century old.
  6. The national cost of airport congestion and delays is anticipated to increase from $34 billion in 2020 to $63 billion in 2040, by the Federal Aviation Administration.
  7. 90% of locks and dams experienced unscheduled delays or service interruptions in 2009, which prolonged transport and drove up prices.
  8. Congestion on rail lines costs the U.S. economy approximately $200 billion a year, equivalent to 1.6% of economic output. Full Story

How is it possible for this so-called superpower country to be in such a dire state? The vast sums of money spent on futile wars and unwise bailouts could have been utilized for the betterment of the country, helping to keep America strong.

However, this potential was squandered, resulting in an even more uncertain future. Worse, over 20 other countries boast superior infrastructure, which is an insult. It seems America’s superpower status is based solely on its military might.

An employment-population ratio is a significant number, providing some fascinating information. Based on the employment-population ratio, the percentage of working-age Americans with jobs has been below 59% for more than four years.  In other words, 41% of working-age Americans do not have a Job; Superpower indeed.  According to this article by CNN

About one-third of American households live “hand-to-mouth,” meaning they spend all their paychecks. But what surprised the study authors is that 66% of these families are middle class, with a median income of $41,000. While they don’t have liquid assets, such as savings accounts or mutual fund holdings, they do have homes and retirement accounts, with a median net worth of $41,000. “We don’t expect them to be living paycheck to paycheck,” said Greg Kaplan, study co-author and assistant professor of economics at Princeton University. Full Story

This means that if members of the middle class lose their job, they will have no savings to fall back on and immediately join the ranks of the poor.  Again, what world are these chumps holding positions in the government living in? Now you know why Russia and China are challenging the USA and teaming up; they see the end is near. You cannot push other countries to the limit when internally, everything is falling to pieces.

America Is No Longer A Super Power based on Health care. 

Regarding health care, the USA is close to the bottom of the barrel, coming in at a distant 37th.

Evidence that other countries perform better than the United States in ensuring the health of their populations is a sure prod to the reformist impulse. The World Health Report 2000, Health Systems: Improving Performance, ranked the U.S. health care system 37th in the world1 — a result that has been discussed often during the current debate on U.S. health care reform.

Despite the claim by many in the U.S. health policy community that international comparison is not useful because of the uniqueness of the United States, the rankings have figured prominently in many areas. It was hard to ignore that in 2006, the United States was number 1 in terms of health care spending per capita but ranked 39th for infant mortality, 43rd for adult female mortality, 42nd for adult male mortality, and 36th for life expectancy.3 These facts have fueled a question now being discussed in academic circles, as well as by the government and the public: Why do we spend so much to get so little? Full Story

The unipolar world of Arms but not Education 

Education levels dropping. USA only 19th in efficiency index

The US should be at the top regarding education, but it seems we are closer to the bottom than the top. According to test results released Tuesday, students in the United States made scant headway on recent global achievement exams. They slipped more profoundly in the international rankings amid fast-growing competition abroad.

American teens scored below the international average in math and roughly average in science and reading compared to dozens of other countries that participated in the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) administered last fall. Vietnam, which had its students take part in the exam for the first time, had a higher average score in math and science than the United States. According to the test results, students in Shanghai — China’s largest city with upwards of 20 million people — ranked best in the world. Students in East Asian countries and provinces came out on top, nabbing seven of the top 10 places across all three subjects. NBCnews.com

The great USA does not even make it to the top 10. It ranks 17th in reading and 21st in math; in math, it could not even make it to the top 20. So exactly what does superpower really mean? Our answer would take a whole update because we would focus on how the USA is far from a superpower and more like a super beggar;  like the naked emperor, the USA still thinks it’s slim, trim and wearing a costly outfit when in fact its bald, fat, ugly, naked and broke.  And this is why for a very long time we stated the following

  • that individuals with young children would do well in teaching their children Chinese
  • And secondly, that real economic opportunity for decades to come will be mostly found in Asia and other developing nations, but Asia will lead the pack.

America Is No Longer A Super Power based on Quality of life.

A report by the Commonwealth Fund has revealed that despite the United States having the most expensive healthcare system, it ranks last among 11 industrialized countries in terms of health system quality, efficiency, access to care, equity, and healthy lives.

The study included Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. While there is room for improvement in all countries, the United States has the highest costs and lowest performance. In 2011, the United States spent $8,508 per person on healthcare, compared to $3,406 in the United Kingdom, which ranked first overall Full Story.

Happiness seems to be an elusive target in the US.

According to the 2021 World Happiness Report, the United States is the 14th happiest country globally. Based on factors such as income, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perceptions of corruption, the report ranks Finland as the happiest country, followed by Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, and the Netherlands in the top five. The United States ranking at number 14 is due to lower scores in social support and perceptions of corruption. However, it is worth noting that happiness is subjective and can vary significantly from person to person, regardless of their country’s overall ranking. Full Story

The USA falls short in various measurements, indicating it is not among the top-ranking countries. Despite having a strong military and spending a considerable amount on it, this does not guarantee America is a true superpower. The country’s superpower status is maintained with money that it does not have, spent on unnecessary things.

The military will crumble if the purse strings are tightened, as with the Soviet Union. In addition, if the petrodollar were eliminated, the numerous channels of easy credit that the US enjoys would halt, which is what Russia and China are working on. Therefore, while the media portrays Russia as being in the “Dog house,” the reality is that the US is already in the “Dog house.” Unfortunately, most people are unaware of it. While the US is dominant in military strength, it is losing the fight regarding the quality of life.

 The unipolar world order is dangerous.

The United States ranks first in terms of violence and military preparation, accounting for 37% of global military expenditures in 2013 and being the top weapons exporter from 2004 to 2013. The country also holds the record for domestic gun ownership and gun-related deaths. However, in many other areas, such as healthcare, happiness, and infrastructure, the United States lags behind other industrialized nations. It is essential to recognize these shortcomings and work towards improving the country’s overall quality of life.   Huffpost

“If China is a paper dragon, then the USA is a paper cookie” may hold some truth. The reality is that the U.S. superpower status is based on the assumption that it can continue to borrow unlimited amounts of money indefinitely, which is a delusion.

The petrodollar and the fact that commodities are priced in dollars have allowed the U.S. to sustain this situation for a long time, but this cannot continue forever. Once the petrodollar ends, the ability to print unlimited money will halt. The presented data clearly shows that the U.S. superpower status is not based on the quality of life measures and that the country is far from being top in many areas.

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