Call me a pessimist, but I really think our economy is in for some bad news in the next few decades. Here's an interesting article that talks about our trade deficits. Ka, your ancestor's country might own the US sometime in the not-s0-distant future. That Akron guy's blog always has a lot of insightful stuff on the economy. Gorman, what did that Freidman book say about the "global economy"?