Is Canada's economy recovering faster than the USA?
This is bad for the USA. This also means that before the global recession meant a strong US Dollar and falling gasoline prices.
NOW it means a weak US Dollar and RISING gasoline prices.
As far as conquering high gas prices, do Canadians recommend GM build high-powered trains instead of automobiles?
Like cleaner air, lower crime, fewer people to need to accomodate because smaller population.
For the US this would mean BILLIONS of spending dollars.
1) MAJOR cutback in carbon emissions
2) MUCH Better Education and tougher law enforcement I'd think
3) Tighter policies towards illegal immigration (Legal immigration isn't a problem, it's the ILLEGAL immigration. Most Canadian Americans are legal immigrants.)
all these things are on Canada's side.
It's the future longevity of the people (greater life quality in Canada translates to more promising future)
Less crime results in better living no matter what the state of the economy may be.
Fewer people means less beaurocracy, more cohesiveness of a culture, more value for tax dollars spent, etc
In the short-term, the US economy fluctuations are flatter than Canada and Europe.
In the long-term, the US economy has no recourse at all.
In the next few decades, there will be RAPID changes in power structures on earth. Just what they will be, nobody knows. But most of it is not good for the USA.