As Global Economy Grows, Can America Keep Up?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Hyderabad House prior to delegation level talks and a joint press conference in New Delhi on November 8, 2010. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

If President Obama’s weekly YouTube address is any indication, America’s ability to compete globally will be an issue very much on the table during his State of the Union speech tonight. So what are the areas where we’re out-competing other countries? And are jobs and economic growth the most important indications of success in the competitive global market?

Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Reuters is Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum is taking place right now.  She says that that global competition might be taking place between the world's super-rich and the rest of us.


Chrystia Freeland

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Jen Poyant

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