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Old 3rd November 2020, 09:03 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Glad someone agrees that the USA is slowly going downhill. Have been watching it go down for several decades.
I think the inflection point was in 1971, when the US fell out of the Bretton Woods Agreement because they couldn't support the dollar and pay for the Vietnam War without raising taxes. For the first time a limit was reached.

As a Brit born in the 50's I have some experience of the decline from uncontested influence over affairs. Until 2016 I thought we'd handled it pretty well (far better than the French handled their imaginary influence), and then Brexit. And then Trump, to make it One Very Bad Year. Terribly disappointing, but what the heck, Father Time's tapping his watch over me.
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