一个节俭的超级大国应遵守的原则

华盛顿——

美国的外交政策正处于大幅收缩的边缘。持续堆高的国家债务需要支付更高的利息,加上婴儿潮一代的退休会带来社保体系和医疗体系的成本飞涨,这些都将减少美国国外项目的资金。

正如我在自己的新书《节俭的超级大国:美国在经济拮据时代的全球领导地位》一书中描述的那样,我们承担的国外责任会对美国人带来负担——更高的税收和更低的福利,从而降低美国公众对美国在二战以来扮演的国际扩张角色的支持。

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