Skip to comments.Falling for Fourth Year, U.S. Slips to World's Seventh Most Competitive (from FIRST in 2008)
Posted on 09/10/2012 10:58:10 AM PDT by Innovative
The U.S. has fallen for the fourth straight year, by two spots, to the seventh most competitive country, according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 by the World Economic Forum.
It is now led by Switzerland, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com ...
"For most of the 20th century, the United States has been considered the world's economic superpower. And up until four years ago, the World Economic Forum would agree. In 2008, it ranked the U.S. as the most globally competitive economy in the world. This year, when the group published its annual Global Competitiveness Report, the U.S. ranked seventh."
And it will probably be down the 100th, if Obama gets reelected.
It's time for all those who are still pouting to face reality that this is not the time to pout and stay home or vote third party and let Obama push the US down the drain in his second term.
When some of us say, this is the most important election of our lifetimes, we are not exaggerating. The fate of our country IS at stake.
In his second term, Obama would be working to see that the US would be 16th...
Globalism has come home to roost....
The reason we are not competitive is the ever increasing burdensome regulations, which is stifling businesses.
Beaten by Sweden??? That’s like beat by Uganda...
Suze Orman was just on CNN saying how “My God! Are you kidding? Of course we’re better off than we were 4 years ago!” And it’s all thanks to obama.
If that dried up old piece of filth says it, it must be true!
Considering many of the countries ahead of us are Euroweenies, whose regulation requirements are usually ahead of us, no this is not caused by regulation.
What was she saying before his gay epiphany?
That's easy to fix.
Tax the he!! out of the rich and give government more input into the the day to day operations of business to allow government to more efficiently help these companies when the EVIL senior officers try to make more money on the backs of the middle class and the minorities like faygut employees just trying to make it known that THEY are important people too....
Once government has made us fair again we will be on top for ever.
She is a leftist and the worst dresser I have ever seen.
Competition is bad, man. Because for there to be (toke) like a winner, you gotta have everybody else lose. That’s so, like, greedy and selfish, man (exhale)./s
I would say Boosh II helped foster the conditions leading to the train wreck along with the Rat house and senate. Hard in some ways to tell them apart.
During the interview, she said “As an economist...” According to wikipedia, the ugly old hag pig has a degree in SOCIAL WORK!
Have you noticed that someone has tampered with the ‘Global Competitiveness’ rankings at Wikipedia? Shows United States as #1 in 2009-2010 which isn’t true. We fell to #2 Obama’s first full year in office. Someone’s busy covering for Obama to mislead on his abysmal record.
Obamaeconomics - ever-building the middle class outwards, enough said. =.=
World Economic Forum:
“The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide. Access the data platform to visualize and download the data.
This year’s report findings show that Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. Singapore remains in second position with Finland, in third position, overtaking Sweden 4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom respectively ranked 5th, 6th and 8th. The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the top 10. The Report emphasizes persisting competitiveness divides across and within regions, as short-termism and political deadlock continue to hold back the economic performance of many countries and regions. Looking forward, productivity improvements and private sector investment will be key to improving global economies at a time of heightened uncertainty about the global economic outlook. Read the full report, press release and access the full rankings”
Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013
Full report in pdf:
In GDP per capita, the US is #14!
(see page 385 of the very informative pdf document above)
And in “protection of property rights”, that US ranks #42 (page 389)
Go ahead and browse this highly informative and interesting report.