Globalists? You sure it doesn't have anything to do with Americans not making jack and just exchanging services and flipping financial instruments based on inflated house/land prices and companies valued for their dated or uncompetitive intellectual properties??? Think bloated old crap like Motorola, HP, Dell, GE etc...well ok GE has SOME value in its aviation division, but the rest of em don't have a unique product between the lot of em, and don't even make their own stuff anymore anyways Apple's headed that way too, strong brand identity but little substance past that.... remember the utter crushing dominance of the Motorola Razr? Same thing gonna happen here. Microsoft will take a longer time to fall off because of their pseudo-monopoly, but with the dilution of desktops' share in computing and gadgetry and their failure to diversify much (except for Xbox and the hopefully-not-for-long partnership with Ford, who could do a lot better, on infotainment hardware) --- the decline is all but guaranteed. That economic house of cards tumbles easy and never gonna get rebuilt without real work. America's true problem is that most of its "value" is in the images of ageing brands that are propped up by force of habit more than anything else. Yeah there's some software/internet startups, but that stuff gets copied fast and eventually improved on past the original. Intellectual property just doesn't hold long term value well.