Wow freedom good luck with that. The ruble drop will be easier fro russia and almost everyone else to recover from for one reason manufacturing, export of wanted goods to willing consumers the USA has no longer done that for decades. Been shipping all your jobs over seas being a barista or would you like fries with that, does not give you job skills for manufacturing. Most of the BRICS nations are up and comers people used to hardship with new infrastructure, USA has not faced hardship for over 60 years. Not enough oil being produced in USA to power even just farming, No water to farm crumbling infrastructure, just shut down your coal based electricity so no power for manufacturing.
you are waiting for the people to save you? tomorrow is too late you need to raise taxes beyond 100% to just pay the interest on your debt, and no one can or will help USA. Others will suffer everywhere but the deepest darkest climb will be to rebuild USA.
Ask yourself could usa even make basic goods anymore?Is there material power and manpower to do so? Is there political will is there any way the locals could pay for an item made here? At one time made in USA meant best quality what does it mean now? Will you work for 300 a month a chinese worker will? Could you live on that like they can? Do you believe the unemployment rate as issued by your government? Do you think your fellow countrymen that are in “service”industry are worth more than 300 a month on a world scale? You think the created jobs are anything but low end jobs which you cant support yourself on and family build the american dream?
you realize USA no longer leads patent filings now for over 5 years, most of the filings form here are theoretical not practical in nature.
How are the people going to dig themselves out in usa? More importantly when?
to answer your car question only place USA can sell cars is europe where you fail emissions and crash test. the new emerging markets for cars in BRICS nations USA cars are know as crap for luxury it is european or Japanese for those who can afford if not they buy LOCAL made cars which you cant compete against for dollar cost. How do you think such brands as KIA Daewoo, anadol temsa BYD, Dongfeng Motor, FAW Group, SAIC Motor, Lifan, Chang’an (Chana), Geely, Chery, Hafei, Jianghuai (JAC), Great Wall and Roewe
The automotive industry in China has been the largest in the world measured by automobile unit production since 2008.[Since 2009 annual production of automobiles in China exceeds that of the European Union or that of the United States and Japan combined.
any more comments on cars?
middle class in india and china by 2025 if we make it that far so 50k or more a year in income will be more than whole population of USA in EACH country. That is a market place which usa has near zero penetrations with anything it makes.
Do the math freedom USA is in a dire position and sinking faster each day, some day never comes wen one waits for the other guy to save you.