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U.S. slips on Global Economic Index; energy weakness cited

GasBuddy Blog -- With hurricanes, political conventions and attacks on American diplomats capturing our attention it would be understandable if you somehow missed a rather dense report from the ‘World Economic Forum’ that assesses global competitiveness by comparing the “industry, infrastructure, labor market efficiency” and economic performances of nations large and small.

Reports like these warrant a closer look if you want an honest assessment of whether the U.S. is moving backward or forward. Of course, our position on the global stage all depends on what other nations are doing at the same time. 2012-2013 Global Competitive Index

According to the report, the U.S. slipped from 5th place in the Global Competitive Index produced in...


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honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 8:06:04 AM

Mikesr: we are sliding for two reasons:
a) poor education b/c there is no emphasis put onto education by the majority of Americans. That is to say, they don't care as long as they don't have to do anything at home (i.e. let's make sure teachers are 1000% responsible for the education of the kids).
b) everyone wants more, more, more but not do anything for it.
mikesr100
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 11:31:05 AM

RoadKing95, Tea Baggers is very sexually derogatory term! Under Nancy, Harry and Obummer we are sliding into being a 3rd world country and for you that's a proud thing!? We should be # 1 not #7 and we are going broke faster than everyone else!
RoadKing95
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:41:55 PM

At the risk of repeating myself...
I posted the following about an hour ago.

The top 10 are listed as follows:
1. Switzerland;
2. Singapore;
3. Finland;
4. Sweden;
5. Netherlands;
6. Germany;
7. United States ;
8. United Kingdom;
9. Hong Kong;
10. Japan.

Did any of you notice that the majority (if not all) of the top ten are considered Socialist by the right-wingers/tea-baggers.

DickAAA responded with;
I think you premise is flawed RoadKing95. Free enterprize will out perform Government control of resources,high taxes and costly s unearned services.

First what exactly is it you think was my premise, and second how is it flawed?

Dick isn't responding back, so I guess I have to guess what he meant. Actually I wasn't doing anything more than point out the hipocracy of the right-wingers/tea-baggers who keep complaining that Obama is turning us into a socialist country.
The only thing I can think of is Universal Health Care, and all of the top ten have in one form or another.
If that's not it then by all means correct me.
badspots
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:12:32 PM

Ok.
OOXXFF
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:07:54 PM

Not good!!!!!
sprocketsplines
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:07:12 PM

Hopefully whoever is in office after the November election will address the energy policy issues. Like it or not, the U.S. will become the world leader in oil output within a few short years and an energy policy is mandatory.
amearly
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:06:24 PM

Big surprise
Double_Golden
Champion Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:05:51 PM

high gas prices, weak economy, if it doesn't slips, what else...
gils
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:04:49 PM

ok
wcp3rd
All-Star Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:04:44 PM

ok
SUPERQUACK
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:59:48 PM

SURPRISE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brunduski
All-Star Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:59:14 PM

And there it is... Obama economics. Good job on stifling our recovery, no matter what he says.
RoadKing95
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:57:55 PM

I posted the following about an hour ago.

The top 10 are listed as follows:
1. Switzerland;
2. Singapore;
3. Finland;
4. Sweden;
5. Netherlands;
6. Germany;
7. United States ;
8. United Kingdom;
9. Hong Kong;
10. Japan.

Did any of you notice that the majority (if not all) of the top ten are considered Socialist by the right-wingers/tea-baggers.

DickAAA responded with;
I think you premise is flawed RoadKing95. Free enterprize will out perform Government control of resources,high taxes and costly s unearned services.

First what exactly is it you think was my premise, and second how is it flawed?

dieselme2011
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:55:18 PM

ok
spiderjay
Champion Author Little Rock

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:54:42 PM

we fallow rules no one esle does
tailpipeFL
All-Star Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:53:22 PM

Its difficult
to credit your "big brother" with providing balance when our embassies have been protected by Marines who were not allowed to have bullets.Now he will begin taxing my dividends @45%.This will cause your commodity free stock-laden 401K to become between 201-401k (decrease approx-30? You're wrong about gas prices.The lowering of the dollar by Bernanke-big bro's right hand man is the reason.This is how the global price is set.I dont think I want anymore of big bro's kool-aid. Fact check will back all of this.
blah2blah3
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:51:13 PM

whatever
Heltonw
Champion Author Montana

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:50:25 PM

I hope for change.
TWS658
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:50:24 PM

Obozo's actions are taking us in his intended direction.
HailstormCA
Champion Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:50:16 PM

And that used to be our strong suit.
MahopacJack
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:43:40 PM

Looks like the Obama Administration has CHANGEd the meaning of the word 'Forward?'
ace12012
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:37:42 PM

read it before.
amayne11
Champion Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:32:22 PM

bad government policies
RedskinGas
Champion Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:30:27 PM

Compare the countries ahead of us on a per capita level and I would think the list would look different.
tailpipeFL
All-Star Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:27:26 PM

Would anybody like to join me in thanking the current administration for all this knowledge that i'm sure they didnt want you to know.
GasCzarCO
Champion Author Colorado Springs

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:25:37 PM

We need balance and govt. can provide it by enforcing laws already on the books. Why should people sitting at home be able to speculate on a commodity they never intend to take delivery of. We don't need more volatility in this market we need stability so that airlines and others can predict the price of oil over the near term.
stlouisdon
Rookie Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:24:53 PM

How can we slip? this poll looks like the leaderboard for Socialist countries!
Aren't we closer now to socialism than we were 4 years ago?
bou Obamma has not been doing his job correctly then.
s4popo
Veteran Author Miami

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:24:49 PM

propaganda
032946
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:24:35 PM

All the economys of the world are slipping!
eddyp94
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:15:17 PM

It's like this all over the world...
william1965
Rookie Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:13:43 PM

sure and romney will not raise taxes on middle class. Don't be fooled by either
srchr
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:11:14 PM

as planned
achas
All-Star Author Charlotte

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:11:14 PM

THIS TS JUST THE START OF THE DOWH SWING - THE FEDERAL RESERVE HAS BEEN PRINTIND MONEY WE DO NOT HAVE FOR MORE THAN 10 TEARS - IT IS BOUND TO COMR COME BACK TO HAUNT US ON SEVERAL FRONTS
sparky808
Champion Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:10:29 PM

Thank you for posting.
Rick01
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:09:47 PM

Means nothing. Spin Doctors at work.
Hangnail309
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:08:50 PM

OK
svspyda
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:05:19 PM

ok
carpenter4u
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:04:15 PM

Give all the credit to Obama and his policies. They are well deserved
DeeLA
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:03:20 PM

Interesting.
satrn38mpg
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:02:46 PM

not a good sign >>
NashGas
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:02:44 PM

Pansie in Chief, LOL.
dougtaylor1
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 2:02:03 PM

Is anyone surprised by this? Look at our pansie in chief.
bruin19MD
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:57:26 PM

Great article, thanks for posting.
ggg452
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:55:25 PM

ok
lovinguy71
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:54:07 PM

ok
Lizzylou
Champion Author Stockton

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:53:16 PM

Really how valid are these reports???
niceguytx
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:52:29 PM


i do not understand this.
ssect8
Champion Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:50:32 PM

That's the fault of the clueless citizens electing the democraps into office.
FedupwithGreed
Champion Author Victoria

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:49:13 PM

Yup
vrossi46
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:48:13 PM

"And yet the U.S. still has no discernible energy policy. Instead we have indecision and uncertainty impeding long-term economic growth."

All our politicians are in a peeing contest on every issue, this is no exception.

nickatnite
Veteran Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:47:13 PM

ok
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