Via Real World Economic Review, the graph below is from Edward Fullbrook’s Decline of the USA.

RWER quotes from an Al Jazeera review:

Fullbrook’s book reminds us that there’s a rational order in the world “” that countries can learn from one another’s experience in tackling social problems and challenges, and that by striving to match what already works elsewhere, they can make their own countries better.

Which, at least for me, raise a familiar kind of question. Is the U.S. willing to learn from others?