The World Economic Forum, which hosts the annual conference of global elites in Switzerland, said on Tuesday that the United States is the most competitive economy in the world.
The U.S. has not held the number one spot since 2008, when the aftermath of the financial crisis and bungled recovery efforts left the U.S. economy limping.
“The United States, as one of the world’s great innovation powerhouses, is very well positioned in this new competitive landscape,” the Forum said in an article explaining its ranking. “It ranks first overall in the world in three of our twelve pillars; business dynamism, labour markets and financial system. It comes second in another two; innovation (behind Germany) and market size (behind China).”
The U.S. is followed by Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan in the top five. The top ten includes the Netherlands, Hong Kong, the U.K., Sweden, and Denmark.
Roughly 70% of the U.S. score originates from data supplied by international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank, which typically are produced with a two to three year lag, according to the Forum.
Is this the popular AND Electoral College?
The economy is strong, and yet….
Middle-class families are earning less in almost every state—here are the few exceptions
No doubt unions are somehow to blame.
@Greg: You have this ignorant idea that conservatives are against unions. Conservatives are against unions donating to politicians as the union members never vote as to which politicians. Public service unions are also a bad idea they donate for the same politicians that give them raises benefits and pensions. All those benefits and raises the taxpayer does not get to negotiate. Forced membership dont like that, we are into choice.