Authors Simon Wardley #EEA

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"Fifty-nine percent of those polled said they believed China will become more powerful than the U.S. within 10 years" - ... I hate to break it to you but it already is in many areas.

When I published this work (originally from 2015) - - I did tend to get a lot of pushback from US folk when presenting it.

Six years later, less so.

I expect China to start to tackle inequality this year. It's the Achilles heel of the West. We have no response, nor Governments with the required skill, strategy or practice to respond.

We will ultimately face a more advanced, more wealthy and more equal society ...

... as that example of what "is possible" / "good looks like" shift to the East, we will face a painful shift as we question our own values including our kind of democracy. But in reality, the problem is not with our values but our shockingly poor standards of leadership.

X : Is this because of Trump?
Me : No, this has been going on since the 1990s. There has been no effective counterplay to the long game that Deng Xiaoping started. Just hubris, arrogance and exceptionalism with annual Economist articles on "How China will fall".