For America to be an exemplary part of the current global economy it needs to think domestically again. Though this may appear counterintuitive, America has usually been at the top of whatever game is playing in the world at the moment, and now the game feels local. America’s self image is not unwarranted; much of the world has looked towards America for example and America accepted the position. Today though, individual countries are struggling within their own economic climates; America is no different.
Without losing sight of it’s place on a global scale, the focus needs to be from the ground up. America has it’s faults, but it is still a bastion of free enterprise that -until recently, it seems – realizes “enterprise” is composed of real, individual, independent citizens. America cannot always, in every economic situation, consider global ramifications. Billions are spewed out of America everyday toward nations that American citizens feel has nothing to do with them, while they struggle for the next twenty dollars. Their viewpoint is often right. The American people are savvy to the fact that the money going out is their money – their tax dollars, from their paychecks. And they are getting bitter.